Tonight, the City of Spokane Valley Mayor, Ben Wick, will proclaim January 20, 2020 as Community Risk Reduction Week.
City of Spokane Valley, Mayor Ben Wick said, “I urge Spokane Valley citizens to learn about this grassroots initiative of fire service professionals across the nation to raise awareness of the importance of Community Risk Reduction and the opportunity to make the City of Spokane Valley safer and healthier.”
This is the first ever nationally recognized CRR Week. CRR matters to the safety and health of communities nationwide. Spokane Valley Fire Department (SVFD) has been incorporating CRR practices throughout the SVFD Fire District to increase safety for all residents and businesses that reside here.
“CRR brings a lot of value in communities through practices that educate and create safety for everyone,” said Spokane Valley Fire Department Fire Marshal, Greg Rogers. “The SVFD not only prepares for emergency response situations, they work on ways to prevent the need for emergency response as well through community education, community partnerships, community service, and analyzing ways to reduce community risk.”
During CRR week, SVFD will share practices and partnerships that are making a difference such as:
- Older Adult Falls Awareness
- Smoke Alarm installation blitzes that have saved 11 lives in the Spokane Valley Community
- Proper cigarette disposal awareness – there have been 3 fires in a short amount of time in the Spokane Valley from improper cigarette disposal
- Community use of the PulsePoint App increasing the chance of cardiac arrest survival through the rapid response of someone nearby being able to start CPR
- Education on life saving skills such as CPR and Stop the Bleed
- And so much more.
To read the Proclamation, click here.
Through Community Risk Reduction (CRR) practices education and services are provided that keep us and the communities we serve, all safe and healthy.
For more information on SVFD CRR programs visit SpokaneValleyFire.com or call 509.928.1700.