The Spokane Valley Fire Department is ready to go financially for 2020.
Spokane Valley Fire Director of Finance Angela Golden brought forward the budget to the board of commissioners for a first viewing Oct. 7 and again for final approval Oct. 28.
After the presentation, the board voted to pass the proposed 2020 program budget.
As part of the 2020 budget, SVFD will add six new firefighters.
“With the release of the budget, we are embarking on work throughout the 2020 year that directly relates to our capital and strategic plans,” said SVFD Chief Bryan Collins. “This budget in addition to the levy dollars that were supported in the 2019 vote, outline and confirm our priorities for 2020 ensuring the Spokane Valley Fire Department continues to be more sustainable to the people we serve, accountable to their expectations and aligned with their voter-approved priorities.”
The SVFD is committed to continuing progress on rapid response times and public education of life saving techniques such as “Stop the Bleed” and “CPR.”
The SVFD is the only accredited fire department in Eastern Washington and maintains a WSRB Rating of 2, one of the top ratings in the nation. The SVFD is also nationally known for their PIT Crew CPR that additionally has a save rate that is almost twice the national average. .