For Immediate Release:

September 8, 2021


Julie Happy

Community Affairs Manager

Spokane Valley Fire

(509) 892.4155

In the Spokane Valley Fire Department (SVFD) Administration building entryway is a 1,200-pound column from one of the Twin Towers that collapsed on September 11, 2001. The column serves as a daily memorial to the sacrifices made by so many on 9/11/2001. The column, number M009c, was given to SVFD by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

The collapse of the buildings left the site devastated, with ruins towering roughly 17 stories and spread beyond the 16-acre site. Thousands of volunteers came to Ground Zero to help with the rescue, recovery, and clean-up efforts, and on May 30, 2002, the last of piece of the World Trade Center steel was ceremonially removed.

Join Spokane Valley Fire Department this Saturday, September 11 as we remember.

WHERE:       Spokane Valley Fire Department Administration Building, 2120 N Wilbur Rd

WHEN:          September 11

TIME:             6:45 a.m., SVFD Deputy Chief Frank Soto will start the remembrance with a small speech

                           6:59 a.m., this is the moment the South Tower fell.

  • Bell Ceremony by Captain Tag Baugh. Bells will ring throughout all SVFD Fire Stations.
  • Following the bell ceremony, a moment of silence will be held.
  • Following the moment of silence, the SVFD foyer will remain open until 12 p.m. to guests for personal reflection or remembrance


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

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