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Firefighters free teen from car after crash

A 16-year-old boy escaped serious injury in a car crash Tuesday that required Spokane Valley firefighters to cut away the passenger seat of his modified Volkswagen Beetle to free him …


Firefighters make 460 responses

A river rescue was the most dramatic of 460 Spokane Valley Fire Department responses in a two-week period that ended Wednesday night. Nearby residents called firefighters at 3:35 p.m. Sunday …


River closure clear, city says

High water and limited skills are more to blame for closure of the Spokane River between the Harvard Road and Barker Road bridges than confusion about signs, public officials say. …


Valley blazes damage business, house

Two separate blazes destroyed part of a sheet metal business and damaged a home in Spokane Valley early today.


Automatic alarm summons fire crews

Spokane Valley firefighters rescued a woman from her cooking Monday at the Apple Grove Apartments. “We got there and kicked in the door and found her passed on the floor,” …


Hearing will address parking in Liberty Lake

Spokane County commissioners will take public testimony Tuesday on numerous parking restrictions proposed for unincorporated areas around Liberty Lake. Commissioners say the restrictions were proposed by the Spokane Valley Fire …


Firefighters called out to 11 vehicle crashes

Spokane Valley firefighters responded to 11 vehicle accidents in the past week, including a fatal collision involving a moose. The fatal accident occurred shortly after 9 p.m. Wednesday on Interstate …


Fire in abandoned historic building called suspicious

Authorities are trying to determine how an abandoned building in Spokane Valley caught fire this evening.


Job seekers a bit burned over test procedure

A Spokane Valley Fire Department entrance examination is in limbo because of questions about when job seekers should have arrived for the test. A letter asked test-takers to arrive at …


Firefighters rescue girl from seat belt’s grip

Seat belts may save lives, but a 7-year-old Spokane Valley girl learned the hard way that fingers are best left unbuckled. Firefighters had to rescue the girl last week from …


Valley couple lose five dogs in house fire

Herb and Jean Davenport watched decades of memories go up in smoke after a fire this morning destroyed the Spokane Valley home where they had lived for 34 years.


Dad evacuates kids from burning home

A father got his two children out of their burning home before calling Spokane Valley firefighters to the worst of eight recently reported structure fires. Deputy Fire Marshal Bill Clifford …


Fire sends thick plumes of smoke into Spokane Valley sky

Firefighters are battling a blaze at a scrap metal recycling company in Spokane Valley.


Dad saves two children from Valley house fire

A Spokane Valley man saved his two small children from his burning home early this morning after being awakened by a fire that officials said was probably caused by an …


Regional ambulance contract bids sought

A consortium of fire districts and departments in Spokane County started soliciting bids March 27 for a regional ambulance contract. Spokane Valley Fire Department Chief Mike Thompson said officials conducted …


Firefighters save dog with oxygen

Firefighters revived a family’s dog on Wednesday after fire broke out at their home in the Pasadena Park area north of Millwood.


Firefighters take a whack at safe-cracking

Firefighters are good at breaking and entering, but the Spokane Valley Fire Department has taken it to a new level. An engine crew from Station 3 in Liberty Lake cracked …


Spokane County accepting bids for ambulances

A new consortium of fire departments throughout Spokane County plans to solicit bids next month for what officials hope will be a money-saving, performance-improving contract for ambulance service. “It’s pretty …


Valley fire officials fight false alarms

Like police, Spokane Valley firefighters are targeting false alarms that can jeopardize public safety – but they favor a kinder, gentler approach. The Spokane Valley Fire Department is working on …


Explosion, fire rock duplex

No one was injured Thursday evening when an explosion blew the garage out from under a Spokane Valley duplex and torched the unit with 30-foot flames – not even the …


Valley Fire Department honors Valley View helpers

The Spokane Valley Fire Department honored its heroes and helpers Saturday, including three people who rescued two toddlers from a fire. Other recipients included a deputy fire marshal and a …


Homeowners awakened by fires outside homes

Two Spokane Valley couples were awakened this week by the sound of fires that destroyed or heavily damaged their homes. Both homes had working smoke detectors, but the fires started …


Air quality factor in many fire calls

Stagnant air accounted for most of the fire calls last week in the Spokane Valley. The Spokane Valley Fire Department didn’t have a single actual fire among seven reports of …


Firefighters not amused by body-in-snow ruse

The outlook was grim when Spokane Valley firefighters responded to a call for emergency medical service shortly after noon Monday. Dispatchers said to expect a “DOA” – someone dead on …


Some Valley Fire employees adjust hours

Some Spokane Valley Fire Department administrators and workers are saving gasoline with a new work schedule. Fifteen of them began working nine hours a day on June 30 so they …


New Station 9 for Valley Fire

The Spokane Valley Fire Department has just the thing for limousine drivers in the market for a house. Assistant Chief Larry Rider says “someone is going to get a nice …


Cigarette in potting soil blamed in house fire

A homeowner who tried to extinguish a cigarette in a potted plant is believed to have caused a fire Wednesday morning that destroyed his home and car, according to the …


All Valley Fire lieutenants promoted to rank of captains

All 23 of the Spokane Valley Fire Department’s lieutenants have been promoted to captain. Staffing levels remain the same because, under a plan to improve managerial skills, lieutenants are now …


More emergency aid coming

As the population of Spokane Valley increases, so does the number of medical emergencies that make up the majority of responses from Valley Fire crews. In addition to 19 new …