News: News & Announcements

News: News & Announcements

COLD WEATHER SAFETY

COLD WEATHER SAFETY

With winter peeking around the corner, we want to take this time to remind you of some safety tips to follow.  Not only can these tips make your homes safer but can also help you manage through the colder winter days and nights.  Remember that preparation can help you manage situations quicker and more efficiently; […]

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THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY SAFETY

THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY SAFETY

COVID-19 Considerations While traditional Thanksgiving Holidays have included large gatherings of family and friends this year, in light of COVID-19, we may need to consider smaller celebrations.  Federal, state, and local officials are encouraging us to limit this year’s festivities to those people in our immediate households.  However, if you plan to celebrate with people […]

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AUTUMN IS A GREAT TIME TO PREPARE FOR WILDLAND FIRE SEASON

AUTUMN IS A GREAT TIME TO PREPARE FOR WILDLAND FIRE SEASON

Spokane Valley Fire Department Fire Chief, Bryan Collins shares his tips to prepare your home for the winter months which will also get you ahead of the game for wildland fire season this spring. High winds, snow, and colder temperatures came early and not all the leaves and pine needles have fallen from our trees. […]

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HEATING YOUR HOME SAFELY THIS WINTER

HEATING YOUR HOME SAFELY THIS WINTER

As the weather has been changing and it’s been getting colder, we want to take this opportunity to remind you about home heating safety. Did you know? Home fires occur more in the winter months than during any other time of the year. Heating is the second leading cause of home hires, behind cooking fires. […]

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SPOKANE VALLEY FIRE BRINGS ON ADDITIONAL ALTERNATIVE RESPONSE UNIT

SPOKANE VALLEY FIRE BRINGS ON ADDITIONAL ALTERNATIVE RESPONSE UNIT

Spokane Valley Fire Department (SVFD) has a new Alternative Response Unit (ARU).  Following the achievements of the Spokane Valley Fire Department’s first Alternative Response Unit (ARU), SVFD is happy to announce the arrival of a second ARU that will further the goals and objectives for quality and timely service to our community.       […]

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WELCOME NEW LADDER 8

WELCOME NEW LADDER 8

Spokane Valley Fire has a new Ladder Truck. Ladder 8 is a tiller drawn apparatus. This new Truck was designed by SVFD personnel who are and will be the end users of Ladder 8. This truck is designed to be especially efficient, effective and tailored for use to meet our specific community’s needs. Tiller trucks […]

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HALLOWEEN 2020 SAFETY

HALLOWEEN 2020 SAFETY

The pandemic is still with us as Halloween 2020 approaches! With care and creativity, the silly, spooky spirt of the holiday can safely haunt the late October air without the spread of tricky COVID-19. The safety tips gathered in this article will cover COVID-19 precautions for celebrating the holiday, as well as how to keep […]

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REGIONAL FIRE MARSHALS LIFT BURN RESTRICTIONS  FOR THE SPOKANE AREA

REGIONAL FIRE MARSHALS LIFT BURN RESTRICTIONS FOR THE SPOKANE AREA

EFFECTIVE, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20 The outdoor recreational fire restrictions that were implemented on July 20 are being lifted.  This will take effect at 8 a.m. Tuesday morning, October 20.  Due to the current and forecasted cooler and wetter conditions, restrictions for specified outdoor recreational fires (campfires, fire bowls, and fire pits) have been lifted for […]

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SERVE UP FIRE SAFETY IN THE KITCHEN

SERVE UP FIRE SAFETY IN THE KITCHEN

Fire Prevention Week October 4-10 According to the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA), cooking is the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries in the United States! Almost half (44%) of reported home fires started in the kitchen. Two-thirds (66%) of home cooking fires start with the ignition of food or other cooking […]

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PREVENTING FALLS

PREVENTING FALLS

Falls Prevention Awareness Week, September 21-25 In the United States, 1 in 4 older adults falls every year. That’s a fall every second of every day. And, every 20 minutes, an older adult dies from a fall. Falls are the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injuries for people aged 65+. Falls can result […]

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