The Spokane Valley Fire Department says it will be suspending all March events as a precaution and will be following a contingency plan to ensure citizens and employees stay safe and healthy amid the coronavirus outbreak.
SVFD has suspended upcoming CPR and Stop the Bleed training programs, station tours, smoke alarm installations, fire extinguisher classes, Community Risk Reduction public education programs and public events.
“We are limiting our risk in a proactive approach so that we are healthy and available should a regional health need arise,” said Chief Bryan Collins. “We have spent the last few weeks working on our Emergency Management Contingency Plans and are prepared to meet the service needs of the Spokane Valley Fire Department’s citizenry should the Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact our area.”
SVFD says they are working with regional, state and local partners to obtain consistent/accurate information to maintain a quality level of service.