News: Spotlights

News: Spotlights

Spotlight: Darrin Coldiron, Firefighter

Spotlight: Darrin Coldiron, Firefighter

This veteran SVFD firefighter is helping combat veterans find their path to productive and satisfying post-combat lives as the leader of the non-profit Veterans Community Response (VCR).

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Spotlight: Finance Director Angela Golden

Spotlight: Finance Director Angela Golden

One of several women in a leadership role, Angela Golden has made a significant impact since joining the Spokane Valley Fire Department four years ago. A streamlined budgeting process and a new financial system are just some of her accomplishments.

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Spotlight: Paramedic Nick Zambryski

Spotlight: Paramedic Nick Zambryski

When Paramedic Firefighter Nick Zambryski was considering fencing options for his dog, he never dreamed that a conversation with Invisible Fence Inland NW would turn into a donation of life-saving pet oxygen masks aboard SVFD fire engines!

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Spotlight: Chaplain Ken McNaughton

Spotlight: Chaplain Ken McNaughton

Retired veteran firefighter Ken McNaughton has volunteered his time as SVFD Chaplain since May 2015. He and fellow Inland Northwest Fire Chaplains were recently recognized for the special services they provide to firefighters, their families and the communities they serve.

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Spotlight: Paramedic Travis Richardson

Spotlight: Paramedic Travis Richardson

On October 30, 2017, Richardson was off-duty coaching his son’s football team when a player collapsed on the sideline. Richardson quickly took off the player’s shirt and pads and began CPR while another coach administered the AED and a third man called 911. This team effort saved the young man’s life.

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Spotlight: Elysia Spencer

Spotlight: Elysia Spencer

Raised in a family of firefighters, this young woman brings her passion for prevention to her role as Community Risk Reduction Specialist. Spencer joined SVFD only 18 months ago and has already made a difference in the safety of our community and firefighters.

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Spotlight: Firefighter Jared Bradford on ‘Caring’

Spotlight: Firefighter Jared Bradford on ‘Caring’

“As a firefighter, I see people who are in vulnerable situations. Firefighters also hear about the financial struggles within our community as a whole. It is this need that prompted us to create a special charity – the Spokane Valley Firefighters Benevolent Association.”

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Spotlight: Pull & Save Auto Parts

Spotlight: Pull & Save Auto Parts

Each year, more than 160 Spokane Valley firefighters complete annual and advanced extrication training at Pull & Save Auto Parts at no cost to the Department. Owner Russ Spalding was honored by SVFD for his ongoing support and commitment to the Department during the recent Recognition Awards & BBQ event.

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Spotlight: Paramedic Kip Krogh

Spotlight: Paramedic Kip Krogh

On April 2, 2016, Paramedic Krogh was off-duty when he saw a man down on the ground by the side of the road. He called 9-1-1 and quickly started high-quality CPR until SVFD crews arrived, likely saving the man’s life.

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Spotlight: Division Chief Shawn Arold

Spotlight: Division Chief Shawn Arold

In his role as Division Chief of Operations, Shawn Arold monitors operational activities, policies and trends. He also serves as the agency’s Accreditation Manager and oversees the Department’s rigorous cycle of continuous improvement

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