Cooking Fires

COOKING FIRES National Cooking Fire Statistics: (Source: NFPA) Each year, from 2017 to 2019, fire departments in the United States responded to an estimated average of 187,500 cooking fires in residential buildings. These fires caused an estimated annual average of 165 deaths, 3,325 injuries and $444 million in property loss. Cooking is the leading cause of […]

Wildfire Awareness

THE SPOKANE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT SERVES A UNIQUE GEOGRAPHICAL AREA WITH A VARIABLE CLIMATE AND TOPOGRAPHY. The elements that make this community special also create unique challenges to the fire department that protects it.  Summer season in this region is known for moderate to hot dry days which tends to dry out not only lawns […]

Water Safety

Water Safety Warmer weather draws many to water across the greater Spokane Valley Fire Department service area. The Spokane River, Liberty Lake and swimming pools are a great way to beat the heat. Often, people don’t think much about water safety — but they should. Nationally, drowning is the second leading cause of accidental death for people between the […]

Smoke Alarms

SMOKE ALARMS SAVE LIVES The majority of fatal home fires happen at night, and the smell of smoke won’t always wake you up. In fact, smoke and poisonous gases can put you into a deeper sleep. Home smoke alarms can wake you up in time to escape. They are inexpensive, easy to install and save […]

Bicycle Safety

Bike Safety Practicing safe bike driving is a great way for your family to exercise and have fun together. Bicycles are legally considered “vehicles” on Washington’s roadways. That means bicyclists must obey the rules of the road like drivers of any other vehicle. Please set a good example by following all motor vehicle laws (which […]

Car Seats

Car Seats Contact Safe Kids Spokane for car seat safety inspection appointments: Renee Witmer Providence Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital (509) 474-2491

Fire Safety For Children

ANSWERING CURIOSITY ABOUT FIRE A THREE-STEP APPROACH STEP ONE:  TEACH YOUR CHILD ABOUT FIRE “WHAT IS FIRE?:” Fire is a natural energy source which provides heat, light, and energy. Fire is a tool that we use in our everyday lives to produce heat, cook food, and heat our homes. Fire is a useful tool, for […]

Home Hazards

IDENTIFYING FIRE HAZARDS IN YOUR HOME HOW FIRE SAFE IS YOUR HOME? Make fire safety a “family business” by involving the entire family in a fire safety inspection. Here’s a comprehensive checklist to use as a guide. FIRE HAZARDS: Check for fire hazards in your home. Correct any problems NOW! KITCHEN Matches stored out of […]

Tai Ji Quan

MOVING FOR BETTER BALANCE The Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance (TJQMBB) program, is a nationally recognized, evidence based, fall prevention program for older adults. This program is an “enhancement of traditional Tai Chi transforming movements into therapeutic training for balance and mobility”. TJQMBB community-based classes are approved for both virtual and in person delivery. […]