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News & Events

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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APPARATUS TO BE EQUIPPED WITH ZOLL X SERIES MONITORS/CARDIAC DEFIBRILLATORS

APPARATUS TO BE EQUIPPED WITH ZOLL X SERIES MONITORS/CARDIAC DEFIBRILLATORS

Due to an exciting 1.8 million dollar grant acquired by the Spokane Valley Fire Department in conjunction with Spokane County and Zoll Medical devices, for the first time in the history of SVFD, all front line apparatus will be equipped with identical X Series Monitors/Cardiac Defibrillators. Regardless of whether they are a (BLS) Basic Life […]

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