News: News & Announcements

News: News & Announcements

SVFD ADMINISTRATION BUILDING OPEN 9:00 – 4:00 MONDAY THRU FRIDAY

SVFD ADMINISTRATION BUILDING OPEN 9:00 – 4:00 MONDAY THRU FRIDAY

Beginning Monday, July 26, 2021, the Administration Building will be open to the public from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. All visitors will be required to wear a mask regardless of their vaccination status. If you have questions or need additional information, please contact us at (509) 928-1700. We’re happy to welcome […]

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SPOKANE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT HAS SUCCESSFULLY EARNED ACCREDITATION AGAIN

SPOKANE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT HAS SUCCESSFULLY EARNED ACCREDITATION AGAIN

For Immediate Release: July 19, 2021 Contact: Julie Happy Community Affairs Manager 509.892.4155 ********************************************** SPOKANE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT HAS SUCCESSFULLY EARNED ACCREDITATION AGAIN ONLY 1 OF APPROXIMATELY 200 AGENCIES WORLDWIDE ********************************************** The Spokane Valley Fire Department (SVFD) following months of preparation, has successfully earned Accreditation by the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI) for the […]

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NATIONAL PET FIRE SAFETY DAY

NATIONAL PET FIRE SAFETY DAY

National Pet Fire Safety Day takes place every year on July 15, and it’s a great time to learn how to keep your pet safe from fire! Not only are pets affected by house fires, but did you know that close to 750 fires per year are caused by pets? Here are some steps you […]

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ALERT SPOKANE

ALERT SPOKANE

Since Monday, July 5, our neighbors to the west, near Cheney, have been dealing with the Andrus Fire. This fire has caused immediate evacuations of homes, Level 3 Evacuations, as well as Level 1 (Be Ready) and Level 2 (Be Set). How would you be notified of a public alert or warning notification? Spokane County […]

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WHAT IS A RED FLAG WARNING?

WHAT IS A RED FLAG WARNING?

Red Flag Warnings are issued by the National Weather Service as an indication of severe weather conditions increasing the risk of wildland fires. These alerts inform the public, firefighters, and land management agencies, such as DNR and BLM, about current weather conditions. Conditions that increase the risk and danger of wildfires and the resulting rapid […]

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INJURY PREVENTION AND HOME SAFETY

INJURY PREVENTION AND HOME SAFETY

Did you know that over 80% of the calls that Spokane Valley Fire Department responds to are Emergency Medical calls (EMS)?  While some of those calls are from residents with pre-existing medical conditions, many of the calls for assistance are due to preventable injuries. Below, we list some steps you can take in your home […]

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4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS

4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS

Fireworks are dangerous to people and to pets. Using them also puts your property and neighborhood at risk. The possession and use of any class or kind of fireworks in our area is illegal! According to the Revised Code of Washington (RCW 70.77), the possession, use and discharge of fireworks is a Misdemeanor, subject to […]

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HEAT EXHAUSTION OR HEAT STROKE?

HEAT EXHAUSTION OR HEAT STROKE?

As we experience record-setting high temperatures this week, it is important to take care of yourself. It’s key to stay cool, stay hydrated, and to stay informed of changing temperature conditions. If you are overdressed for the conditions, or dehydrated, you are more susceptible to heat-related illnesses such as heat exhaustion or heat stroke. It […]

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EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH IN EFFECT!

EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH IN EFFECT!

The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Watch for the Spokane Area from Friday afternoon, June 25, 2021, through Tuesday evening, June 29, 2021! Dangerously hot conditions are predicted with “high temperatures in the 90s to near 100 Friday, 97 to 107 Saturday, 100 to 112 Sunday through Tuesday.” Individuals at high risk […]

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SMOKING AND FIRE SAFETY: PROPER BUTT DISPOSAL

SMOKING AND FIRE SAFETY: PROPER BUTT DISPOSAL

Smoking and Fire Safety: Proper Butt Disposal As forecasters are predicting another bad fire season, it is time to remind those of you who smoke about proper butt-disposal. There are steps you can take to not only keep your home safe from fire. And, since we live in a wildfire risk area, the steps you […]

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