Stories tagged: Spokane Valley Fire Department
SATURDAY, MAY 18, 2013
Crews kept busy with EMT calls
One of the last calls the Spokane Valley Fire Department responded to the week of May 9-15 was a fatal traffic accident at Sprague Avenue and Fancher Road at 11:47 …
SATURDAY, MAY 11, 2013
Homemade smoker causes fire
A homeowner in the 4300 block of North Martinson Road was smoking a whole pig in a homemade smoker Saturday at 10:39 p.m. when the inside of the device became …
SATURDAY, MAY 4, 2013
Brother’s actions lead 7-year-old to summon firefighters to home
A 7-year-old summoned firefighters to his home this week after reporting that his older brother was making an incendiary device in the backyard, said Spokane Valley Fire Department assistant fire …
THURSDAY, MAY 2, 2013, 4:02 P.M.
Blaze in Valley mobile home injures two
Two people were injured in a fire at a mobile home in Spokane Valley this morning.
UPDATED: MONDAY, APRIL 29, 2013, 4:06 P.M.
Man dies after fiery Spokane Valley crash
A man died at a local hospital after crashing his car into a tree in Spokane Valley this morning.
SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 2013
Duplex, semitruck fires among Valley fire calls
The Spokane Valley Fire Department responded to several major calls the week of April 18-24, including a house fire and a semitruck fire. Half of a vacant duplex at 8823 …
SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 2013
Fourth house fire was likely arson
Spokane Valley Fire Department crews responded to several fires April 11-17, including a suspected arson fire at a vacant house that has been the site of three other fires. The …
FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 2013
Special delivery: Couple’s baby born at Valley fire station
A quick delivery brought Jeffrey Jay Baxter Jr. into the world Tuesday evening under the bright fluorescent lights of a Spokane Valley fire station. Jeffrey’s father, Jeff Baxter, a city …
THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 2013, 8:49 A.M.
Spokane Valley investigators seeking leads in suspected arson
Spokane Valley firefighters on Wednesday night battled the fourth suspected arson fire at a vacant home in the past year.
SATURDAY, APRIL 13, 2013
Would-be train hopper may lose legs
A group of people was waiting in a car at a railroad crossing on Fancher Road near Felts Field on their way to lunch Monday when they saw a man …
TUESDAY, APRIL 9, 2013, 8:31 A.M.
Man injured trying to jump Spokane Valley train
A man trying to jump onto a moving train in Spokane Valley on Monday slipped and fell under the box car, nearly severing his legs.
SATURDAY, APRIL 6, 2013
Items near fireplace ignite, severely damage residence
A home at 4908 E. First Ave. was severely damaged by fire just after 1:30 a.m. on March 29. Fire investigators have determined that the fire was accidental, said Spokane …
FRIDAY, APRIL 5, 2013, 8:40 P.M.
Trench collapses on Spokane Valley man digging sewer line
A woman used her own hands to dig out her 83-year-old father after the side of a Spokane Valley trench collapsed on him while digging a residential sewer line.
SATURDAY, MARCH 30, 2013
Man found along road seriously hurt
Spokane Valley Fire Department crews helped a 24-year-old man apparently thrown from a moving car on East Crown Avenue just east of Evergreen Road the evening of March 22. The …
SATURDAY, MARCH 30, 2013
Fire officials will get iPads
The Spokane Valley Fire Department is jumping into the tablet fray. Department commissioners voted to fund the purchase of iPads for their own use, but repeatedly told staff to do …
FRIDAY, MARCH 29, 2013, 9:28 P.M.
Woman rescued from Spokane River
Spokane Fire rescue crews fished a woman out of the Spokane River on Friday evening after she jumped in the water along Riverfront Park.
SATURDAY, MARCH 23, 2013
Storm causes several accidents
St. Patrick’s Day was busy for Spokane Valley Fire Department crews as they responded to a car fire on Interstate 90, a chimney fire, an electrical fire and a smokin’ …
SATURDAY, MARCH 23, 2013
Firefighter injuries, arson up during 2012 in Valley
The number of injuries reported by Spokane Valley Fire Department firefighters spiked in 2012, largely due to the department’s increased focus on having every incident reported. “They really wanted to …
SATURDAY, MARCH 16, 2013
Illegal burning leads to calls
Spokane Valley Fire Department crews responded to seven structure or property fires during the week of March 7-13 – most of them illegal burning of yard waste. This is the …
THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 2013
Fired firefighter denied job reinstatement
A Spokane Valley firefighter fired last year for repeatedly sending religious emails from his department account has been denied a request to get his job back. The vote Wednesday by …
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 2013, 8:45 P.M.
Commission: Firefighter who misused email won’t get job back
The Spokane Valley Fire Department’s Civil Service Commission denied a request by former Capt. Jon Sprague to get his job back after he was fired last year for sending religious …
SATURDAY, MARCH 9, 2013
Cigarettes start two fires in one week
In warm weather months, fires caused by improperly extinguished cigarettes are more common than in winter. Spring must be arriving, though, because the Spokane Valley Fire Department responded to two …
SATURDAY, MARCH 2, 2013
RV fire under investigation
Business was steady but largely uneventful for Spokane Valley Fire Department crews the week of Feb. 21-27. The largest fire reported was an RV in the parking lot of St. …
SATURDAY, FEB. 23, 2013
Driver found dead in van in field
Spokane Valley Fire Department crews responded with Spokane County sheriff’s deputies to a report of a car in a field in Otis Orchards with its motor running and lights on …
SATURDAY, FEB. 16, 2013
Boy hit by car avoids major harm
The number of calls to the Spokane Valley Fire Department dropped the week of Feb. 7-13 after being above normal for several weeks. Firefighters responded to 208 calls, most of …
THURSDAY, FEB. 14, 2013
Donation enables fire department recruits to sharpen skills
It’s not often that Spokane Valley Fire Department crews intentionally set fire to a house, but they did it Tuesday in Millwood to provide hands-on experience for eight new recruits …
SATURDAY, FEB. 9, 2013
Crews tackle variety of fires
A mix of fires kept crews from the Spokane Valley Fire Department busy the week of Jan. 31 to Feb. 6, including a doghouse fire and an attic fire that …
SATURDAY, FEB. 2, 2013
Transient ignites bushes at Marriott
Spokane Valley Fire Department crews had a busy but relatively uneventful week from Jan. 24-30, responding to 240 calls. There were, however, at least two calls that raised some eyebrows. …
SATURDAY, FEB. 2, 2013
Firefighters mount fundraiser for stair climb
A group of firefighters from the Spokane Valley Fire Department will host a fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday outside the Albertsons at 8851 E. Trent Ave. The …
THURSDAY, JAN. 31, 2013
New ambulance contract cuts rate $100
Going to the hospital in an ambulance is going to get a little cheaper for many Spokane County residents next month. The Ambulance Service Board that includes almost all Spokane …