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 3,090 calls for service in 2018 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.
New Engines in Service
The District's two new fire engines were dedicated at "push-in" ceremonies on Saturday, October 5th. These new engines are the result of many hours of research and planning and we are excited they are finally in service to serve you. The engines are identical, carry 1,000 gallons of water and pump 1,500 gallons per minute. Engine 85, dedicated to Distrtict 8 Firefighter Charles "Doug" Archer, will serve the Saltese neighborhood.; and Engine 81, dedicated to District 8 Firefighter John Diffenbacher, will serve the Moran Prairie, Glenrose, & Hangman Hills neighborhoods.
Fall 2019 Newsletter
Each year we receive a number of inquiries regarding outdoor burning - and while burning responsibility is the best way to prevent unwanted wildfires - where you live determines whether or not you can burn and what rules apply. Read Call Before You Burn in the Fall 2019 edition of the Fire 8 Flyer to learn what materials you can burn and where to find additional burning regulations.
We all know the importance of having a working smoke alarm in our home, but you may be surprised to learn how many smoke alarms you need and where to install them. You will find helpful guidance in the article Installing and Maintaining Smoke Alarms.
Do you have a disaster plan? Disaster Preparedness: Talk With Your Family and Start Planning Today offers suggestions to get you started on a creating disaster plan for your home and family.
If you haven't already spotted them on the road, look for two new fire engines serving the Moran Prairie and Saltese/Linke Road neighborhoods. In A Message from the Chief, Chief Nielsen shares the importance of maintaining efficient, reliable apparatus and equipment.
We hope you will find the information in the Fall 2019 edition of the Fire 8 Flyer useful. If you would like to receive our newsletter electronically, send your name, address, and email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Enjoy autumn & stay safe!