App informs firefighters of your home, family members in event of emergency

  • Source: KXLY-TV ABC 4 Spokane
  • Published: 09/28/2020 03:53 PM

The Spokane Fire Department (SFD) is working to refine Community Connect, an application designed to inform firefighters about your home and family in case of an emergency. Community Connect requires residents to make a free account, then list information they are comfortable with sharing: how many people live in your home, where the electricity shutoff is located, if you have any pets or livestock, where the bedrooms are located or if you have a family member with disabilities. This information can help firefighters determine if they need to rescue anyone or provide accommodations in the event of an emergency. “In fire and medical emergencies every second counts” said Fire Chief Brian Schaeffer.


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