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Spokane Valley fire cancels March events over coronavirus

Amid local fire departments’ increased vigilance when responding to calls involving flu-like symptoms, the Spokane Valley Fire Department announced it was canceling all March events due to concerns about the spread of COVID-19.

Goat meal? Spokane could deploy goats to tame wildfire fuel

Fire Chief Brian Schaeffer and Councilwoman Lori Kinnear are proposing that the city of Spokane pilot a program that would see trips of goats chow down through brush in the city’s forested areas, all in the hope of reducing the risk of a wildfire.

Spokane’s newest deputy fire chief ready to help

Coming from a county in Virginia whose eastern edge rubs against the nation’s capitol, Spokane Fire Department’s newest deputy fire chief is used to the rain. Lots of rain. And the people. Even more of them.

Fire chief chosen for national program

Spokane Fire Department Chief Brian Schaeffer will join 20 other chiefs from around the country in a year-long development program for fire department leaders.

Spokane police and fire chiefs push back on sheriff’s criticism of North Monroe project

Spokane’s police and fire chiefs said they are united in their support of a street renovation project on North Monroe Street, and do not share Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich’s concern that its design would hinder a downtown evacuation in case of emergency. “One hundred percent correct,” said Police Chief Craig Meidl, when asked if Monroe would suffice as an emergency evacuation route after it is reduced to three lanes from five.