By Matthew O. Stephens
Cheney Free Press 

Fire Department hires new firefighter


Last updated 4/14/2022 at 1:53pm

Matthew O. Stephens

Spokane Valley resident was recently hired as a firefighter/EMT becoming the department's first official part time employee. She has already volunteered with the department for two years.

AIRWAY HEIGHTS – Airway Heights Fire Department (AHFD) officially christened its part-time firefighter program with the April 1 hiring of Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Brenda Wittig.

Wittig, who lives in Spokane Valley, has been a volunteer firefighter with the department for the past two years.

"It is exciting," Wittig said. "I'll essentially have the same responsibilities-just with a title now."

Wittig initially gained interest in becoming a firefighter when friends in the Spokane Valley Fire Department would tell her stories of their day-to-day work. She said hearing these tales...

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