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The Spokane Valley Fire Department, along with our regional partners, responds to hazardous materials incidents of all types and at all times.
Most incidents involve the dispatch of a single engine and crew. These types of hazardous materials incidents may include spilled fluids, unusual odors and/or carbon monoxide (CO) detector alarms. Responding apparatus carry absorbent to cover spills and equipment to detect CO gas.
A large percentage of our hazardous materials responses involve ruptured natural gas lines. Natural gas lines are located throughout our response area and are often dug up and damaged by residential property owners while building fences or doing other home improvement projects. Locating services are provided by local utilities to their residential customers at no charge. Call 811 before you dig!
Large scale hazardous materials incidents within fixed facilities or within the transportation industry comprise a small percentage of the incidents that the Spokane Valley Fire Department responds to each year. These incidents typically involve several public agencies as well as private clean up contractors. A significant release within a fixed facility (such as a manufacturing plant) or within the transportation industry (such as a train traveling through the SVFD service area) may result in the evacuation of one or more structures and the closure of roads within the affected area.
Did you Know?
- You can sign up for a station tour. Great for small groups.
- You should replace the batteries in your smoke alarms twice a year.
- Creating a defensible space with regards to wildfires could just save your home or property.
- We have Friends & Family CPR classes every month.