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Stories tagged: Spokane Valley Fire Department


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 2, 2019, 7:58 p.m.

Spokane Valley fire crews extinguish early morning RV blaze

The fire was contained within 20 minutes and extinguished over the next several hours. No one was injured in the incident.


UPDATED: Mon., July 29, 2019, 4:21 p.m.

Spokane Valley fire commissioner tries to fend off two challengers for seat

A one-term incumbent Spokane Valley Fire commissioner is hoping to retain his seat, as a former city councilman and a first-time candidate challenge him.


UPDATED: Sun., July 14, 2019, 8 p.m.

Crews battle small brush fires throughout Inland Northwest on Sunday afternoon

At least three fires measuring less than 25 acres required firefighter response throughout the Inland Northwest on Sunday afternoon, one of which sent a gray plume of smoke up over …


Valley Fire sees thefts of brass caps from fire safety connection systems at area businesses

The Spokane Valley Fire Department has noticed a rash of thefts of brass fire caps from Fire Department Connection systems at businesses in Liberty Lake.


Spokane Valley acquires weighted blankets to help first responders calm people with autism

With claims that they help with sleep, anxiety and stress, Spokane first responders are using those calming effects to help people who have autism or are in crisis.


UPDATED: Fri., May 3, 2019, 3:53 p.m.

Two people and a dog escape unharmed from Spokane Valley mobile home fire

Two people – and a dog – escaped unharmed from a raging mobile home fire Friday in Spokane Valley.


UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019, 8:09 p.m.

Cutting torch starts fire in large scrap pile at Spokane Valley recycling yard

An employee at a metal recycling yard in Spokane Valley inadvertently started a large fire while using a cutting torch Monday afternoon.


UPDATED: Fri., April 5, 2019, 7:42 p.m.

Business destroyed, two families displaced in Spokane Valley fire Friday morning

A Spokane Valley small business was destroyed Friday morning after a fire tore through an attic, displacing two families who lived in basement apartments.


UPDATED: Thu., March 14, 2019, 7:56 p.m.

Last October firefighters installed smoke alarms in a Spokane Valley home; that investment saved lives when the home caught fire Wednesday night.

A fire at a Spokane Valley mobile home on Wednesday would have turned out much worse if firefighters wouldn’t have responded to the same house last year, for a non-fire …


UPDATED: Tue., March 5, 2019, 8:35 p.m.

Sparking car catches fire; flames spread to second vehicle

Two cars burst into flames Tuesday in Spokane Valley, but no one was hurt.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:21 p.m.

Spokane Valley paint store destroyed in Sunday night fire

A Spokane Valley paint store was completely destroyed Sunday night in a fire.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 12, 2019, 10:25 p.m.

Voters approve levy for Spokane Valley Fire Department

Voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a replacement levy for the Spokane Valley Fire Department that will fund salaries, equipment, fire engines and capital projects.


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 10, 2019, 11:19 a.m.

Spokane Valley fire captain who died from toxic-smoke-related cancer remembered at funeral

Hundreds of friends and family gathered Saturday to honor retired Spokane Valley Fire Captain Tim Cruger at his funeral following a procession of emergency response vehicles.


Firefighters credit child’s quick action for saving family in Spokane Valley apartment fire

A family of three was displaced Wednesday evening after a fire tore through their Spokane Valley apartment.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 23, 2019, 5:50 p.m.

Two adults, two dogs displaced by house fire

Spokane Valley Firefighters responded to a house fire early Wednesday morning that displaced two people and two dogs. No one was hurt.


Former Spokane Valley firefighter fired in 2012 for religious emails awarded $900,000 settlement

Former Spokane Valley firefighter Jon Sprague, who was fired by the Spokane Valley Fire Department for sending religious emails through his work account, was awarded $900,000 in a settlement.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 16, 2019, 10:34 p.m.

Three firefighters hospitalized after encountering bug bombs in apartment

Three Spokane Valley Fire Fighters were hospitalized Wednesday afternoon after being exposed to chemicals from a bug bomb.


Spokane Valley voters asked to support $113 million fire department levy

The Spokane Valley Fire Department wants voters to approve a $113 million tax to help pay salaries, buy new fire engines, and build a new Barker Road fire station and …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 4, 2019, 4:21 p.m.

Family of six displaced after chimney fire causes smoke damage in Spokane Valley home

A family of six was displaced Friday morning after a fire tore through a chimney and ignited the home’s walls.


Spokane Valley firefighters can breathe easy with new ‘top of the line’ air packs

The Spokane Valley Fire Department is going high tech with new air packs that include several features to improve firefighter safety and make the gear easier to use and clean.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019, 2:27 p.m.

Two former Spokane Valley fire captains died in December. In both cases, long-term exposure to toxins may be to blame.

For the second time in less than a week, the Spokane Valley Fire Department has announced the death of a former fire captain, and again, work-related exposure to toxins is …


Fire roundup: Crews find resident burning dresser in backyard fire pit

The Spokane Valley Fire Department responded to several calls from Oct. 8 to Oct. 21, many of which involved unauthorized fires started by residents.


Spokane County deputies, area fire departments team up to bring new medic helicopter to the sky

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office has teamed up with the Spokane Fire Department and the Spokane Valley Fire Department to staff a new rescue helicopter with paramedics, which will allow …


Fire roundup: Motorcyclist, teen bike rider hit by vehicles in Spokane Valley

The Spokane Valley Fire Department responded to several calls involving brush fires, vehicles striking pedestrians and unauthorized burning by residents.


Spokane Valley Fire makes Medic 7 – a two-man response unit – permanent

A successful pilot program last year has prompted the Spokane Valley Fire Department to permanently add an Alternative Response Unit to the department to respond to minor medical calls. A …


Spokane Valley firefighters stress safety to students

The Spokane Valley Fire Department has fired up its annual program to teach fire safety to second and third-graders in the Spokane Valley area, sending people to speak in every …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 3, 2018, 2:30 p.m.

Spokane Valley firefighters extinguish chimney fire at barbecue restaurant

Spokane Valley firefighters extinguished a small fire burning in Longhorn BBQ Tuesday evening.


Spokane Valley fire roundup: Man suffers burns when cigarette ignites gasoline vapor fumes from containers in car trunk

The Spokane Valley Fire Department from Aug. 27 to Sept. 9 responded to several calls regarding fires ignited by cigarettes, including one incident occurring near MultiCare Valley Hospital. Firefighters responded …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 3, 2018, 7:37 p.m.

Firefighters extinguish car fire at Spokane Valley gas station before flames can reach pump

Quick response from firefighters stopped a Spokane Valley gas station from going up in smoke Monday morning.


Longtime Spokane Valley resident joins Spokane Valley Fire Department board of commissioners

Longtime Spokane-Valley resident and previous contender for a Spokane County Commissioner seat John Guarisco has been selected to fill a vacant seat on the Spokane Valley Fire Department board of …