Welcome to Spokane County Fire District 8
Spokane County Fire District 8 provides a full range of services that include fire suppression, emergency medical services, fire prevention, education and investigation, and associated support and maintenance services to our 22,351 citizens in a 110 square mile area in south Spokane County.
SCFD8 members responded to 3,227 calls for service in 2019 from the District's four fire stations located in the Moran, Valleyford, Ponderosa, and Saltese areas. Each station is staffed twenty-four hours a day with a combination of career, part-time, volunteer and resident volunteer personnel.Spokane County Fire District 8 operates under the State of Washington laws and codes governing fire departments by direction of a three-person Board of Fire Commissioners: Andy Rorie; Lee Boling, and Greg Hesse.
As a cost-saving measure, we are distributing the Summer 2020 edition of the Fire 8 Flyer electronically. We encourage you to share this newsletter with friends, family and your neighbors. If you are not already on our electronic mailing list please contact us at email@example.com and let us know you would like to receive future newsletters electronically.
We hope you find the information in this Summer 2020 edition of the Fire 8 Flyer helpful.
Hot, dry conditions mean increased fire risk. Rule and permitted burn restrictions are in place for much of Washington State, including our area - the Foothills RFDA. No rule or permitted burning is allowed until further notice.
In addition, effective July 20, 2020, and until further notice, recreational fires are not allowed within District 8's response area. This restriction includes all outdoor fires without a chimney, including backyard fire pits or campfires using firewood or charcoal.
For additional information see this Notice.
We hope everyone will Stay Safe while enjoying our northwest summer!
The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has implemented a new fire danger rating system in Washington State. Instead of basing a fire danger rating by county, a Fire Danger Rating Area (FDRA) is based on geographic areas that share similar fuels, climate, and topography, in addition to administrative boundaries.
When you phone DNR's burn hotline ( 1-800-323-BURN) to find out about burn restrictions in your area, you will be asked to enter the first four letters of your county (SPOK), you will then be directed to choose your FDRA. Most of Spokane County Fire District 8 falls within the Foothills RFDA. You can find your specific FDRA by using DNR's Fire Danger and Outdoor Burning risk map https://fortress.wa.gov/dnr/protection/firedanger/.
Let's Keep Them Safe
Effective January 2020 Washington State Car Seat Laws have changed.
- Children up to age two must ride in a rear-facing car seat.
- Children ages two to four year of age must ride in a car seat with a harness.
- Children four years and older must ride in a car or booster seat until they are 4'9" tall.
- Children age 13 must ride in the back seat when practical.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends children remain in each stage of protection for as long as possible.
For more information visit wacarseat.com