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SPOKANE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT CHOSEN FOR NFPA PROGRAM


01/12/21
               

For Immediate Release:

January 12, 2021

Contact:

Julie Happy

Community Affairs Manager

Spokane Valley Fire

509.892.4155

 

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SPOKANE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT CHOSEN FOR NFPA PROGRAM

SVFD IS ONE OF 250 FIRE DEPARTMENTS SELECTED

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The Spokane Valley Fire Department (SVFD) has been selected by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to participate in the second phase of a pilot program to build a Community Risk Assessment (CRA) dashboard tool.

“This tool will assist fire department leaders in recognizing the conditions that impact the health, safety and resilience in their communities,” said SVFD Fire Marshal, Greg Rogers. 

SVFD is one of 250 US fire departments chosen to fill the slots during this phase of the pilot which will run through June 2021.  Fire departments were chosen based on a variety of factors including the size of their department, size of the community they serve, the services provided by the department including EMS, fire prevention, inspections, public education, and the status of their Community Risk Reduction (CRR) efforts.

According to the NFPA CRR is a process to identify and prioritize local risks, followed by the integrated and strategic investment of resources to reduce their occurrence and impact. In other words, it is a process to help communities find out what their risks are and develop a plan to reduce the risks viewed as high priority.” The CRA is the evaluation step that precedes the building of the CRR plan.

CRR is a proactive process many Fire Departments have adopted throughout the nation.  Each year during the month of January Fire Departments support a national CRR Week awareness campaign.  This year CRR Week is January 18 – 24 and the theme is, “Getting Ahead of the Call.”  Spokane Valley Fire will be demonstrating each day of CRR Week the community impact and benefits from its CRR practices and why this pilot program is a win for our community.

 

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 2020, SVFD firefighter crews, including its paramedics and EMTs, responded to 18,789 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 fire district’s ISO Class 2 rating from the Washington Survey and Rating Bureau.

Connect with SVFD at: spokanevalleyfire.com. For department news, safety information, and timely updates, find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube.

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