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Voters Approve SVFD Levy

Voters Approve SVFD Levy

On February 12, 2019, voters approved the SVFD replacement M&O Levy. Everyone at the Spokane Valley Fire Department wholeheartedly appreciates your continued support! We look forward to continuing to provide a high level of emergency medical and fire services to the businesses and citizens and the communities of Spokane Valley, Liberty Lake, Millwood, Otis Orchards, […]

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From the Chief: 2019 Budget & Year in Review

From the Chief: 2019 Budget & Year in Review

With the end of the year in sight, SVFD staff has been diligently working to prepare our 2019 budget for final review and adoption by the Board of Fire Commissioners. We have also been reviewing some of our Department’s accomplishments from 2018.

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Maintenance & Operations Replacement Levy

Maintenance & Operations Replacement Levy

On February 12, 2019, Spokane Valley Fire Department voters will be asked to consider replacing the expiring four-year Maintenance & Operations (M&O) levy. The M&O levy provides essential funding — 54% of SVFD’s annual operating budget — allowing the continued delivery of high-quality fire, rescue and emergency medical services.

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From the Chief: SVFD is Community Oriented

From the Chief: SVFD is Community Oriented

Our department is deeply involved in our community, offering citizens many opportunities to learn about health and fire safety as well as participating in community events such as Valleyfest and the Spokane County Interstate Fair.

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“Ride to Care” Benefits Citizens and EMS System

“Ride to Care” Benefits Citizens and EMS System

Nearly 50 “rides to care” so far in 2018 have been arranged by Spokane Valley firefighters. The innovative program launched in the greater Spokane Valley in August 2017.

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Medic 7 Expands Emergency Medical Services

Medic 7 Expands Emergency Medical Services

Our newest front-line apparatus, Medic 7 went into service on Sept. 17. Staffed with a two-person crew, Medic 7 travels through high call volume areas during peak call volume times — Monday – Friday, 8 am – 8 pm — responding to non-life threatening medical emergencies.

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Pick Up Our New SVFD Calendar!

Pick Up Our New SVFD Calendar!

Hot off the press….we are excited to introduce our new Oct 2018 – Dec 2019 Wall Calendar! These free calendars are now available for pick up in all SVFD fire stations. Don’t wait – supplies are limited!

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Outdoor Recreational Burn Restrictions Lifted

Outdoor Recreational Burn Restrictions Lifted

The SVFD Fire Marshal has announced that the outdoor recreational burn restrictions implemented on July 16 are lifted, effective October 12, 2018.

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From the Chief: Summer Wildland Fire Season and Smoke is in the Air

From the Chief: Summer Wildland Fire Season and Smoke is in the Air

It’s August and we are right in the middle of this region’s “wildland fire season”. Almost exclusively, the fires that are burning have been “human caused.” I urge you to use caution when working or recreating in an area with dry vegetation. No outdoor burning should be conducted until the current burning restrictions are lifted.

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From the Chief: Wildfire Mobilization in WA State

From the Chief: Wildfire Mobilization in WA State

This time of year, I am frequently asked “Do you have any firefighters out fighting those wildfires throughout the state. If so, how does that work”? Here’s a quick overview…

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