News & Events

News & Events

Congratulations New Battalion Chief Bordwell

Congratulations New Battalion Chief Bordwell

Jeff Bordwell is our newest Shift Battalion Chief (BC). BC Bordwell was promoted on October 16 and has been assigned to A Shift, 1st Battalion as Valley 21. He joined the Spokane Valley Fire Department in March 1994.

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“Ride to Care” Connects Patients with Right Care at Right Time

“Ride to Care” Connects Patients with Right Care at Right Time

More than one dozen patients have accepted a ‘Ride to Care’ since this innovative pilot program expanded to the SVFD service area in early August. Valley patients with less serious medical issues can choose a free ride to Spokane Urgent Care rather than the expense of an ambulance ride to the hospital.

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From the Chief: EMS Continues to Evolve

From the Chief: EMS Continues to Evolve

The Department has been involved in several new Emergency Medical Services initiatives this year. Each shows promise to improve EMS care in our community.

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Congratulations New Deputy Chief Shawn Arold

Congratulations New Deputy Chief Shawn Arold

SVFD veteran firefighter Shawn Arold has been promoted from Division Chief to Deputy Chief, effective October 15, 2017. Arold began his career with Spokane Valley Fire Department in March 1994.

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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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