SPOKANE VALLEY FIRE BRINGS ON ADDITIONAL ALTERNATIVE RESPONSE UNIT
Spokane Valley Fire Department (SVFD) has a new Alternative Response Unit (ARU). Following the achievements of the Spokane Valley Fire Department’s first Alternative Response Unit (ARU), SVFD is happy to announce the arrival of a second ARU that will further the goals and objectives for quality and timely service to our community.
“The new ARU will supplement our current EMS delivery model and continue to deliver quality and timely service to our community,” said Spokane Valley Fire Department Chief, Bryan Collins. “Additionally and equally important, it will have a positive impact on crews experiencing the largest run volumes.”
Implementing an additional ARU addresses the past five-year trend and projected increases of run volume for EMS calls at Spokane Valley Fire. Having the new ARU will increase the availability of our ALS Engines and Ladder companies for life-threatening and more complex emergencies, reduce response cost, mileage, and wear on Engine and Ladder companies, and meet or exceed accreditation EMS benchmarks.
The location of Spokane Valley Fire ARU Units:
Squad 8 – 2120 N. Wilbur (near Pines Rd)
Squad 10 – 17217 E Sprague Ave (near Flora Rd)
In-service Date: November 2nd, 2020
About Spokane Valley Fire Department
Spokane Valley Fire Department (SVFD) serves a population of 125,000, including the cities of Spokane Valley, Liberty Lake and Millwood, as well as surrounding unincorporated areas within the 75-square miles of Spokane County Fire District 1. In 2019, SVFD firefighter crews, including its paramedics and EMTs, responded to more than 18,326 emergency calls.
Established eighty years ago in 1940, SVFD is committed to pursuing excellence and is distinguished as an Accredited Agency by the Commission on Fire Accreditation International and by the fire district’s ISO Class 2 rating from the Washington Survey and Rating Bureau.