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 21,724 citizens in a 110 square mile area in south Spokane County. SCFD8 members responded to 3,195 incidents in 2017 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.
Maintenance and Operations Replacement Levy
Thank You Fire District 8 community for your overwhelming support in the passage of our Maintenance and Operations Replacement Levy.
With the passage of the replacement levy we are able to maintain a Firefighter/Paramedic at each station, respond effectively when multiple calls are received at the same time, as well as maintain volunteer programs and firefighter safety requirements.
We appreciate your trust in Fire District 8 and we look forward to continuing to serve you with the level of rapid response, equipment, training, compassion and integrity you expect and deserve. We will always be here for you!
Put the Freeze on Winter Fires
Heating, holiday decorations, winter storms and candles all contribute to an increased risk of fire during the winter months. Home fire occur more in winter than in any other season, and half of all home heating fires occur in the months of December, January, and February. As you stay cozy and warm this winter season, be fire smart!
•Keep portable generators outside, away from windows, and as far away as possible from your home.
•Install and test carbon monoxide alarms at least once a month.
•Have a qualified professional clean and inspect your chimney and vents every year.
•Store cooled ashes in a tightly covered metal container, and keep it outside at least 10 feet from your home and any nearby buildings.
•Keep anything that can burn at least three feet from any heat source like fireplaces, wood stoves, radiators, or space heaters.
•Plug only one heat-producing appliance (such as a space heater) into an electrical outlet at a time.
NFPA and the US Fire Administration are teaming up to help reduce your risk to winter fires and other hazards, including carbon monoxise and electrical fires. For more information visit www.nfpa.org/winter