News: News & Announcements

News: News & Announcements

SVFD TRAINS A NEW CROP OF TILLER DRIVERS

SVFD TRAINS A NEW CROP OF TILLER DRIVERS

It’s spring and that means it’s time to train another crop of tiller drivers. The Spokane Valley Fire Department spent a few days this week out at the Spokane International Airport taking advantage of a large concrete pad to help crews learn and practice their tiller ladder driving skills. Having an area of this size […]

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ACQUIRED STRUCTURE TRAINING

ACQUIRED STRUCTURE TRAINING

Members of the Spokane Valley Fire Department recently trained on an acquired structure.                 An acquired structure is a building that is going to be torn down, and the owners are willing to let the fire department use it for important training purposes. Every acquired structure must go […]

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AREA FIRE DEPARTMENTS ARE SEEING AN INCREASE IN CALLS FOR POSSIBLE ILLEGAL BURNING

AREA FIRE DEPARTMENTS ARE SEEING AN INCREASE IN CALLS FOR POSSIBLE ILLEGAL BURNING

Spring 2021 Recreational Burning Joint Release                                           Spokane Valley Fire has seen a significant increase in illegal burn calls.  2020 had a big impact on illegal burning countywide.  With Wildfire Season just around the corner, […]

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NATIONAL POISON PREVENTION WEEK

NATIONAL POISON PREVENTION WEEK

Prepare. Prevent. Protect. Poison Prevention Awareness Month takes place every March. While it began in 1961 with a Presidential proclamation for a March National Poison Prevention Week, it has now grown to include the entire month of March, and even extends to include Poison Prevention Awareness for pets. This year’s campaign is entitled: Prepare. Prevent. […]

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2020 COVID RESPONSE RECAP (PART 2)

2020 COVID RESPONSE RECAP (PART 2)

Councilmember Dan Dunne, from the City of Liberty Lake reached out to us here at Spokane Valley Fire department (SVFD) to see how we had managed during COVID-19.  It prompted a conversation between SVFD Fire Chief, Bryan Collins and Dan regarding “the year of 2020” and our COVID management response. Chief Collins shared our early […]

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2020 COVID RESPONSE RECAP (PART 1)

2020 COVID RESPONSE RECAP (PART 1)

Councilmember Dan Dunne, from the City of Liberty Lake reached out to us here at Spokane Valley Fire department (SVFD) to see how we had managed during COVID-19.  It prompted a conversation between SVFD Fire Chief, Bryan Collins and Dan regarding “the year of 2020” and our COVID management response. Chief Collins shared our early […]

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HOME AND FIRE SAFETY FOR OLDER ADULTS

HOME AND FIRE SAFETY FOR OLDER ADULTS

Currently, over 15% of Spokane County residents are 65+ years or older and that rate is growing every year. As we are well aware, the “silver tsunami” of “seniors” is upon us. Additional statistics indicate that 75% of boomers own the homes they live in and many have decided to stay in their homes as […]

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TOUR THE SVFD TRAINING CENTER

TOUR THE SVFD TRAINING CENTER

Spokane Valley Fire continues to offer virtual opportunities.  Each of our facilities are unique and have individual responsibilities.  During 2021 we invite you to join us each month for a virtual tour of one of our Fire Stations or facilities.  This month we are featuring our Training Center. The SVFD Training Center is used for […]

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MEDICAL OXYGEN AND CIGARETTE SMOKING DON’T MIX

MEDICAL OXYGEN AND CIGARETTE SMOKING DON’T MIX

Oxygen is one of the three elements of the fire triangle (oxygen, heat, and fuel).  We all need oxygen to breathe; some medical conditions may require supplemental, in-home medical oxygen.  These medical conditions can range from respiratory conditions like COPD to certain heart conditions. And while oxygen can be a saving factor in these cases, […]

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ELECTRICAL SAFETY FROM AMPS TO ZAP (A TO Z)!

ELECTRICAL SAFETY FROM AMPS TO ZAP (A TO Z)!

Did you know that the National Burn Awareness Week starts on February 7th?  This year’s theme is Electrical Safety from Amps to Zap (A to Z)!  Yes, you can get burned by electricity.  In fact, there are several sources that can burn you, including: electricity, heat, chemicals, radiation, or sunlight (UV light). Each year, almost […]

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