News: Media Releases

News: Media Releases

Welcome New Commissioner John Guarisco

Welcome New Commissioner John Guarisco

The Board of Fire Commissioners has appointed John Guarisco to fill a vacancy on the Board. He was sworn in on August 27, 2018. The long-time Valley resident and CVHS grad is passionate about community service.

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Smoking Caused Fatal Two Alarm Condominium Fire

Smoking Caused Fatal Two Alarm Condominium Fire

SVFD investigators have concluded that an improperly discarded cigarette caused the two alarm fire at the Central Park Condominiums on August 19 that killed an elderly man.

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Home Fire Safety Campaign Receives Red Cross Heroes Award

Home Fire Safety Campaign Receives Red Cross Heroes Award

Spokane Valley Fire Department and Spokane Fire Department have been honored as 2018 Red Cross Heroes by the Greater Inland Northwest Chapter of the American Red Cross for our partnership with the Home Fire Safety Campaign.

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Local Heroes Honored with Carnegie Medal

Local Heroes Honored with Carnegie Medal

Valley residents Matt Burson and Angel Fiorini are among the 20 men and women recently awarded the prestigious Carnegie Medal for outstanding civilian heroism. The medal is given throughout the United States and Canada to those who risk their lives to an extraordinary degree while saving or attempting to save the lives of others.

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Spokane Valley Secures Federal Funds for Fire Prevention

Spokane Valley Secures Federal Funds for Fire Prevention

More than 500 homes will receive free Home Fire Safety Visits from the Spokane Valley Fire Department, thanks to a new $117,000 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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Outdoor Recreational Burn Restrictions Lifted

Outdoor Recreational Burn Restrictions Lifted

Citizens residing in the Cities of Liberty Lake, Millwood, Spokane Valley and unincorporated areas of Spokane County may again enjoy outdoor recreational fires, including fire pits and campfires, as long as approved fuel is used and other requirements are satisfied.

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Off-Duty Firefighters Step Up to Save Lives

Off-Duty Firefighters Step Up to Save Lives

Fifty Spokane Valley firefighters are now carrying automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to quickly respond to cardiac incidents in public and private locations when they are off-duty. The new PulsePoint Verified Responder program will help ensure lifesaving skills and equipment arrive at the right place at the right time to save a life.

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“Suspicious” Brush Fires Extinguished

“Suspicious” Brush Fires Extinguished

Just after 4 am today, SVFD crews responded to three small brush fires along Fruit Hill Road, near Arbor Crest Winery. All three fires were quickly extinguished. Fire investigators are calling the fires “suspicious” and asking anyone with information to call 928-1700.

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Safety Reminders about Cigarettes, Burn Ban and Children in Cars

Safety Reminders about Cigarettes, Burn Ban and Children in Cars

Five fires caused by cigarettes, five children locked in cars and numerous unauthorized burning calls have prompted the Spokane Valley Fire Department (SVFD) to remind the public to be cautious and vigilant as extreme heat continues in our area

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Smoke Alarms Recently Installed by SVFD Alert Family to Danger

Smoke Alarms Recently Installed by SVFD Alert Family to Danger

A father and his teenaged daughter safely escaped with the family cat from a fire in their home today, thanks to smoke alarms recently installed by the Spokane Valley Fire Department (SVFD).

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