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In Memoriam – Retired Fire Chief Douglas Rider

In Memoriam – Retired Fire Chief Douglas Rider

Retired Fire Chief Douglas J. Rider passed away on March 19 at age 84. He joined the Spokane Valley Fire Department in 1954 and served until his retirement as Fire Chief in 1982. Memorial services are planned for April 21 at 11 am.

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Spotlight: Paul Kimball

Spotlight: Paul Kimball

This dedicated firefighter shares his passion for protecting people and their property across Spokane Valley and in communities across Washington State during the summer wildfire season.

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Extrication Response after Head On Collision with Valley Engine 1

Extrication Response after Head On Collision with Valley Engine 1

Valley Engine 1 was returning to University Station 1 early this morning when the engine was struck by a vehicle. The four firefighters on board were unharmed. They immediately set to work providing patient care to the driver of the vehicle, who was trapped inside. After SVFD extrication units cut the vehicle from around the patient, he was transported to the hospital with serious injuries.

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Safety Tip: Spring Cleaning for Home Fire Safety

Safety Tip: Spring Cleaning for Home Fire Safety

As temperatures rise and thoughts turn to cleaning up after the long winter, why not include home fire safety items on your spring cleaning checklist? It’s not too early to think about wildfire season and creating a defensible space around your home now that will pay off when the temperatures soar.

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Join Us for Greenacres Station 10 Open House & New Ladder “Push In” on April 22

Join Us for Greenacres Station 10 Open House & New Ladder “Push In” on April 22

Join us for FREE Family Fun! Come to our Greenacres Fire Station 10 Open House on Saturday, April 22 from 11 am – 3pm. You can also flex your muscles and participate in a fire service tradition – the “Push In” of our brand new ladder truck at 12 Noon!

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