Spokane Valley Fire Department (SVFD) is an Accredited Agency by the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI), one of only a handful in the state of Washington. The ongoing Accreditation process promotes excellence and continuous quality improvement that leads to improved service delivery for our citizens.
Established in 1940, Spokane Valley Fire Department proudly serves the Cities of Spokane Valley, Liberty Lake, Millwood, and parts of unincorporated Spokane County, including the communities of Otis Orchards, Pasadena Park, and the area surrounding Liberty Lake with a combined population of 125,000. SVFD firefighters and paramedics provide a variety of fire, rescue and emergency medical services. We also provide fire prevention, commercial property inspections and public education about fire and life safety.
Within our 75 square mile response area there are single and multi-family homes, retirement homes, schools, health care facilities, businesses, railroads, federal and state highways and approximately 13 miles of the Spokane River. Beyond our response area we participate in “automatic aid” with Spokane Fire Department (along our western border) and Spokane County Fire District 8 (along our southern border). Automatic aid means the highest level of customer service through faster emergency response from the closest and most appropriate fire service resource, regardless of boundaries.
SVFD has an overall Washington Survey and Rating Bureau (WSRB) rating of Class 2 in our municipal areas — Cities of Liberty Lake, Millwood and Spokane Valley — and a Class 3 in our unincorporated service area. We operate 10 fire stations, a Fleet Maintenance and Training Center, and an Administrative building located at 2120 N. Wilbur. We employ about 200 personnel – 90 percent are uniformed personnel and the remainder are civilian support staff employees.
Fire trucks have at least three personnel trained in medical and rescue techniques to get help to you quickly. Units are dispatched according to information received when 911 is called. Many times the type of situation found upon arrival is very different from the situation dispatched. And, part of responding to an emergency situation means being prepared to deal with the worst case scenario. Experience has taught us that it is better to have too much help than not enough. Our local ambulance service is AMR. Each ambulance is staffed with a two-person crew who provide medical care and transportation to an emergency room. All SVFD firefighters are certified Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs). Most of our crews also include at least one certified Paramedic.
Emergency lights and sirens are used only when responding to a call. Sometimes several units are dispatched to the same incident. When the first unit arrives on scene, they may assess the situation and decide that they can handle the emergency without additional units. All other responding units are then cancelled and put back into service, ready to take another emergency call.
Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency tracks current air quality, burn bans and other warnings. Visit www.spokanecleanair.org or call 477-4727 for information.
Our Administrative Offices are located at 2120 N. Wilbur Road, Spokane Valley, WA 99206. Call 928-1700 for general information. Our FAX numbers are Administration (509) 892-4125 or Prevention (509) 892-4127.