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CHECKING IN WITH THE SVFD PREVENTION DIVISION
To reduce the number of emergencies in the community, Spokane Valley Fire Department has a team of professionals focused on preventing fires and other dangers that threaten human lives and our surroundings.
Led by Fire Marshal Greg Rogers, the Prevention team is based out of the SVFD Administration building (currently closed to the public due to COVID-19) and works behind-the-scenes to identify, minimize, and eliminate hazards, as well as to educate and enforce safety regulations. The Prevention team continues their essential work during the COVID-19 stay-home order, but with social distancing and other safety protocols.
The office is temporarily closed to in-person visits or the dropping off of permit request forms and payments, but the Prevention team can be reached by email and phone: write to firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message on the Inspections Request Line at 509-892-4153.
Here are some of the functions of the Prevention team:
- Operational Permits and Inspections: Commercial businesses may be required to apply for and maintain Operational permits that demonstrate safe practices and code compliance, such as a permit for a CO2 system or an upcoming event. Read about Operational permits here.
- Plan Reviews: The Fire Protection Engineer reviews plans for buildings, sprinkler/alarm systems, etc. Electronic plan submittal is strongly encouraged because it saves time and trees. Because this work is currently happening off-site, the review of paper plans is delayed.
- Community Risk Reduction: While educational presentations and visits to homes, schools, health fairs and other organizations are paused, the CRR specialist is ready to answer questions. Common questions are about smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms. Also, check the SVFD Facebook page for fire safety lessons for kids every weekday at 10am.
- Fire inspections: After a fire, inspectors work to identify the cause. Need a report about a time SVFD was called to a fire or other emergency? Request for Public Records form.
- Information about fire prevention and regulations. Please email or call with your questions. Check out: Burning Do’s and Don’ts and Fire Hazard Complaint Form.
Contact SVFD Prevention:
Inspections Request Line at 509-892-4153
Mail paperwork or payments to:
Spokane Valley Fire Department
2120 N. Wilbur Rd. Spokane Valley, WA 99206
(Make checks payable to “SVFD.”)
Did you Know?
- You can sign up for a station tour. Great for small groups.
- You should replace the batteries in your smoke alarms twice a year.
- Creating a defensible space with regards to wildfires could just save your home or property.
- We have Friends & Family CPR classes every month.
- Julie Happy