David Condon, Mayor, No Phone Number Available
Monday, September 29, 2014 at 11:56 a.m.
As we continue in our drive to make Spokane safer, having the right resources available for fire and emergency response is critical. That's why I'm pleased to announce that we are replacing aging equipment and strategically adding staff to the Spokane Fire Department.
A $2 million SAFER grant from the Department of Homeland Security will allow us to add 12 positions to the fire department. SAFER stands for Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response – a great description for the work we're doing at the City to evolve our fire and emergency medical response to better meet the changing needs of our community.
Along with the SAFER grant, we have also implemented a plan to replace aging fire apparatus. The plan hits our critical needs first and takes an affordable approach that we believe sustains our replacement needs over the long term.
Our Fire Department is evolving in new and exciting ways. We are confident that the changes announced today will help ensure Spokane is the safest city of its size.