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SVFD Presents Lifesaving Awards
Doug Iverson (right) and Jasen Smith were recently honored by the Spokane Valley Fire Department with Lifesaving Awards for their heroic efforts to save a resident and prevent further spread of an apartment fire on March 14, 2018. The fire occurred at the Ponderosa Apartments in the 9300 block of E. Montgomery.
This dynamic maintenance duo was alerted to the fire by another resident and quickly responded. When they realized the elderly resident was trapped inside the burning apartment, they took turns working to pull him to safety. They used fire extinguishers and then closed the door to limit oxygen to the fire, an action that very likely saved more lives and property. SVFD firefighters arriving on the scene quickly extinguished the fire, preventing its spread to multiple adjoining apartments.
The Board of Fire Commissioners and Spokane Valley Fire Department personnel are grateful to Doug and Jasen for their heroic action and extra ordinary courage. Thank you and Congratulations!
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.
- Julie Happy