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Safety Tip: Carbon Monoxide Alarms Save Lives
Carbon monoxide poisoning is believed to have killed two Coulee City, WA residents on February 12, 2018. A man and a woman were found dead inside...
Safety Tip: Smoking While Using Medical Oxygen Is a Deadly Mix
In the Spokane Valley Fire Department service area, we are seeing a dangerous emerging trend — the use of at-home medical oxygen by people who...
Safety Tip: Wear Life Vests on the Water
Always wear a life vest when enjoying time on the water. Even experienced swimmers should always wear a personal flotation device (PFD).
Firefighters have noted individuals floating through the Valley on the Spokane River using inflatables designed for pools. Several have been rescued from the river when their non-sturdy inflatable popped or folded in the rapids. And, no one was wearing a life vest.
Loaner life vests (pictured) are often available at trailheads along the Centennial Trail near the Spokane River.
The fine for not wearing a personal flotation device in Spokane County is $76 – tickets are written by the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office.
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.