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HAPPY 11th BIRTHDAY, MAKO!

HAPPY 11th BIRTHDAY, MAKO!

  Mako, a Labrador Retriever originally from Michigan, was born on April 14, 2009. Mako joined Spokane Valley Fire Department as an official K-9 Accelerant Detection Canine after he completed his training at the Maine Specialty Dogs. Firefighter Rick Freier, a certified fire investigator, and Mako teamed up to investigate fires in our coverage area, […]

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509 FOOLS FOOD DRIVE

509 FOOLS FOOD DRIVE

When firefighters from the local 509 F.O.O.L.S. chapter couldn’t get together for their usual training and socializing because of the COVID-19 pandemic, they quickly pivoted their energies and launched a food drive. Over the last week of March, firefighters from area departments collected 901 pounds, nearly a half ton, of food to donate to 2nd […]

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FIRE SAFETY IS ALWAYS ON OUR MIND

FIRE SAFETY IS ALWAYS ON OUR MIND

A citizen wrote in with some links for Home Fire Safety and Wildland Fire Safety Preparedness.  We thought we would share her email with everyone.   Hi, Thank you for making fire safety an important topic of discussion! It’s one of my biggest concerns as a parent, here’s what I’ve found so far that I […]

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CARBON MONOXIDE (CO) ALARMS EXPIRE

CARBON MONOXIDE (CO) ALARMS EXPIRE

CO is a gas you cannot see, taste, or smell.  It is created when fuels such as kerosene, gasoline, natural gas, propane, or wood don’t burn completely. Install and maintain CO alarms inside your home to provide early warnings of CO.  Choose a carbon monoxide (CO) alarm that is listed by a qualified testing laboratory.  […]

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SPOKANE VALLEY FIRE IMPLEMENTS NATIONAL SELF-REPORTING SYSTEM

SPOKANE VALLEY FIRE IMPLEMENTS NATIONAL SELF-REPORTING SYSTEM

APP HELPS FIRST RESPONDERS BE BETTER PREPARED BY REPORTING COVID-19 & HIGH-RISK OCCUPANT INFORMATION IN MINUTES Spokane Valley Fire Department (SVFD) has signed up to use a tool to help track COVID-19 in the SVFD Fire District.  The International Association of Fire Chiefs, along with technology partners First Due and Esri, have created a National […]

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