News: Spotlights

News: Spotlights

JOIN SVFD!

JOIN SVFD!

                      Spokane Valley Fire Department is a great place to work!   SVFD employs more than 175 firefighters, some of whom are also officers, paramedics or apparatus engineers. All firefighters are Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs). Many become members of special teams within the Department, skilled […]

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JULY 2020

JULY 2020

National Pet Fire Safety Month reminds us to consider our pets when planning fire routes and safety in our homes.

Our pets are as much a part of our family as any other member. This month stresses the importance of protecting them. Taking preventable measures now can both save your home and your pet. Many times our pets can cause a fire if we don’t take the proper precautions.

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Partner Spotlight: Novelis

Partner Spotlight: Novelis

Eight Novelis volunteers teamed up with SVFD employees to perform “mini-blitz” Home Fire Safety Visits in two mobile home parks during the evening hours of August 22. The teams successfully gained entry 80 percent of the time, resulting in 232 new smoke alarms in 96 homes!

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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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