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From the Chief: EMS Continues to Evolve

From the Chief: EMS Continues to Evolve

The Department has been involved in several new Emergency Medical Services initiatives this year. Each shows promise to improve EMS care in our community.

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“Ride to Care” Connects Patients with Right Care at Right Time

“Ride to Care” Connects Patients with Right Care at Right Time

More than one dozen patients have accepted a ‘Ride to Care’ since this innovative pilot program expanded to the SVFD service area in early August. Valley patients with less serious medical issues can choose a free ride to Spokane Urgent Care rather than the expense of an ambulance ride to the hospital.

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Congratulations New Deputy Chief Shawn Arold

Congratulations New Deputy Chief Shawn Arold

SVFD veteran firefighter Shawn Arold has been promoted from Division Chief to Deputy Chief, effective October 15, 2017. Arold began his career with Spokane Valley Fire Department in March 1994.

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Spotlight: Paramedic Kip Krogh

Spotlight: Paramedic Kip Krogh

On April 2, 2016, Paramedic Krogh was off-duty when he saw a man down on the ground by the side of the road. He called 9-1-1 and quickly started high-quality CPR until SVFD crews arrived, likely saving the man’s life.

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Every Second Counts…Plan Two Ways Out

Every Second Counts…Plan Two Ways Out

National Fire Prevention Week, October 7 – 14, 2017, is a perfect time to plan and practice your family’s escape in case of a home fire. Be sure every room has two ways out with a clear path to a safe outside meeting place.

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