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  • Spokane Valley ex-firefighter sues over firing for religious emails

    A former Spokane Valley Fire Department firefighter fired for sending religious emails on the department’s email system has filed a lawsuit in Spokane County Superior Court in an attempt to …


  • Spokane Valley Fire chief to step down

    When Spokane Valley Fire Department Chief Mike Thompson came out of retirement to take his current job, he told fire commissioners that he could promise them between five and eight …


  • Fire rigs exceed load limit on bridge

    The weight restrictions on the southbound Sullivan Road Bridge over the Spokane River are impacting more than local businesses. The Spokane Valley Fire Department has two ladder trucks that are …


  • Team effort earns recognition

    The Spokane Valley Fire Department learned last week that it is now one of 144 departments around the world that have earned international accreditation from the Commission on Fire Accreditation …


  • Spokane Valley fire response time unresolved

    Despite comments made at recent Spokane Valley City Council meetings, the issue of delayed response times from Spokane Valley Fire Department Station 1 is not new and has not been …


  • Spokane Valley leader wins state ‘Chief of Year’

    Spokane Valley Fire Chief Mike Thompson was having dinner at the annual Washington State Fire Chiefs Association meeting last week in downtown Spokane when he was surprised to hear his …


  • For leaders, fire district idea gaining economic appeal

    Spokane leaders have a new idea for solving their budget woes: Give up the Spokane Fire Department. Mayor Mary Verner has formed a committee to study the creation of a …


  • Sprague/Appleway slows fire response

    There has been a lot of discussion lately about the Sprague/Appleway couplet, and it’s apparently not only the business community that has issues with it. Last week Spokane Valley Fire …


  • Fire budget vote planned

    Spokane Valley Fire Department commissioners are to conduct a final hearing Monday and take action on a 2010 budget that calls for construction of a new station. Chief Mike Thompson …


  • Healing slow a year after Valley View fire

    A year removed from a wind-fueled inferno that claimed 11 homes, the ridge bordering the Dishman Hills Natural Area is a lush carpet of grass where a massive stand of …

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