When a citizen calls 911, Spokane Valley Fire Department firefighters and paramedics provide a variety of fire, rescue and emergency medical services. Ongoing training prepares our firefighters to respond to all emergencies. We also have a team of investigators who are skilled in determining the origin and cause of fires.
Emergency services provided by Spokane Valley Fire Department include all activities associated with the delivery of trained personnel and appropriate equipment to emergency and non-emergency calls for service.
Ten strategically-located fire stations house career firefighters assigned to one of three rotating shifts to provide 24/7 response capability.
Fire trucks have at least three personnel trained in medical and rescue techniques to get help to you quickly. Units are dispatched according to information received when 911 is called. Many times the type of situation found upon arrival is very different from the situation dispatched. And, part of responding to an emergency situation means being prepared to deal with the worst case scenario. Experience has taught us that it is better to have too much help than not enough. Our local ambulance service is AMR. Each ambulance is staffed with a two-person crew who provide medical care and transportation to an emergency room. All SVFD firefighters are certified Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs). Most of our crews also include at least one certified Paramedic.
Emergency lights and sirens are used only when responding to a call. Sometimes several units are dispatched to the same incident. When the first unit arrives on scene, they may assess the situation and decide that they can handle the emergency without additional units. All other responding units are then cancelled and put back into service, ready to take another emergency call.
Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency tracks current air quality, burn bans and other warnings. Visit www.spokanecleanair.org or call 477-4727 for information.
Our Administrative Offices are located at 2120 N. Wilbur Road, Spokane Valley, WA 99206. Call 928-1700 for general information. Our FAX numbers are Administration (509) 892-4125 or Prevention (509) 892-4127.
No. SVFD does not have personnel trained to conduct child car seat safety checks. Please contact Safe Kids Spokane through the Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital for more information about car seat safety check events in our area. Call 474-2103. More information about Washington’s Car Seat Safety Laws.