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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.