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SPOKANE VALLEY FIRE IS TRAINING ON THE SPOKANE RIVER THIS WEEK


05/13/21
               

For Immediate Release:

May 13, 2021

Contact:

Julie Happy

Community Affairs Manager

509.892.4155

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SPOKANE VALLEY FIRE IS TRAINING ON THE SPOKANE RIVER THIS WEEK

SWIFTWATER CREWS HAVE ALREADY BEEN DISPATCHED TO SEVERAL RESCUE CALLS

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The Spokane Valley Fire Department (SVFD) is training on the Spokane River with their Swiftwater Rescue crews.

Training will include:

  • Dry Land practice and safety refresher training
  • Practical application on the water with Special Operation crews and full contact rescue

WHEN:      Friday, May 14, 2021

TIME:        1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

WHERE:   Dry Land Practice: westside of the bridge, northside of the river at Sullivan Park

On Water Training:  westside of the bridge, southside of the river on the water

Both training sites are visible from Sullivan Park

“We have already been dispatched to several emergencies out on the river this spring,” said Battalion Chief, Andy Rorie.  “This training is essential for our crews to prepare for an increase in river usage with warmer temperatures and summer arriving.”

                                  

About Spokane Valley Fire Department
The Spokane Valley Fire Department (SVFD) serves a population of 125,000+ over 75-square miles, including the cities of Spokane Valley, Liberty Lake and Millwood, as well as surrounding unincorporated areas. In 2020, our cross-trained Firefighter/EMTs and Firefighter/Paramedics responded to more than 18,700 emergency calls.

Established in 1940, SVFD is committed to pursuing excellence and is distinguished as an accredited agency by the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI), and by SVFD’s Class 2 fire insurance 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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