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KNOW WHAT IS FIRE SAFE FOR PHASE 2 SOCIAL DISTANCING

KNOW WHAT IS FIRE SAFE FOR PHASE 2 SOCIAL DISTANCING

Spokane Valley Fire Department Fire Marshal, Greg Rogers, wants businesses to be fire safe during Phase 2 and 3 business operations social distancing practices.  As businesses find ways to keep customers 6 feet apart, some options are more “flammable” than others. Restaurants, Post Offices, and other businesses have chosen to use shower curtains as separation […]

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MOVE OVER FOR FIRST RESPONDERS

MOVE OVER FOR FIRST RESPONDERS

Spokane Valley Fire Department (SVFD) First Responders go out multiple times every day responding to calls. SVFD First Responders follow the national average of experiencing an increase in distracted driving that has resulted in fire trucks and individuals being hit by dangerous driving while at the scene of an emergency.  While SVFD thankfully has not […]

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DETERMINING OCCUPANT LOAD/CAPACITY

DETERMINING OCCUPANT LOAD/CAPACITY

Under Governor Inslee’s Phase 2 reopening plan, certain businesses can reopen but at reduced capacity. For businesses with a posted occupant load, or a certificate of occupancy that stipulates occupant load, that should be used as the basis to determine the reduced capacity per the order. However, many businesses do not have a posted occupant […]

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PREPARING FOR WILDLAND FIRE SEASON DURING THE PANDEMIC

PREPARING FOR WILDLAND FIRE SEASON DURING THE PANDEMIC

As we head toward summer, the warm and dry weather calls so many us outdoors to play in the sunshine or seek shade and serenity in the wilderness. That is until air quality or fire danger create risky conditions for our health and safety, a reality of recent summers in our region. While we can […]

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SPOKANE VALLEY FIRE LAUNCHES NEW CORDICO APP FOR FIREFIGHTERS HEALTH AND WELLNESS

SPOKANE VALLEY FIRE LAUNCHES NEW CORDICO APP FOR FIREFIGHTERS HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Spokane Valley Fire Department (SVFD) Fire Chief, Bryan Collins, announced plans to provide the Spokane Valley Fire Department with an officer wellness App to support their mental health and well-being. The wellness tool will be an App installed on phones to help Spokane Valley Firefighters and retired Firefighters with their personal health and wellness needs. […]

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