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.
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
As 2019 comes to a close we want you to know how grateful we are for your support! Each month we mail out Customer Satisfaction Survey cards asking for your feedback on our emergency response. For more than five years, 94% of respondents have rated our overall service as “Excellent”. In the Winter 2019 edition of the Fire 8 Flyer Chief Nielsen shares a few of the comments we have received in his article, A Message from the Chief. He also provides the results of the District’s recent Accountability and Financial Statements audit.
In just two minutes a fire can be life-threatening; in five minutes a residence can be engulfed in flames. In Home Fires-What you Need to Know you’ll read some very important facts and tips that may save your life.
Nearly 1,000 people die every day in the United States from sudden cardiac arrest. The PulsePoint app empowers everyday citizens to provide life-saving assistance. Learn CPR, get the app… you may save a life.