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 20,694 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, and 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.
Fall 2018 Fire 8 Flyer
There is so much to share with you in the Fall 2018 edition of the Fire 8 Flyer. Our members are focused on response and safety, and in Chief Nielsen's message you will learn why Fire District 8 recently participated in a program called the Fire Department Exchange. We also want to help you prepare in the event Disasters Happen near your home; and we share a list of important items that you should include in your Disaster Preparedness Kit.
In Look, Listen, Learn, Be Aware, Fire Can Happen Anywhere our educational focus is on the three steps to reduce the likelihood of having a fire, and how to safely escape if it happens.
Did you know Fire District 8 is a part of our state's fire resource mobilization plan? In Neighbors Helping Neighbors you'll read how fire agencies in Washington State help each other when wildfire strikes.
With all this happening we believe our community, and Fire District 8 is One of the Best Places to Work in the Inland Northwest - apparently The Journal of Business does too!
We hope you find the Fall 2018 edition of the Fire 8 Flyer informational. Stay Safe!
Defending Your Home From Wildfire Embers: Home Ignition Zone
Homes ignite due to the conditions of the home and everything around it, up to 200' from the foundation. This is called the Home Ignition Zone. START WITH THE HOUSE ITSELF then move into the landscaping section of the Immediate Zone:
• Clean roofs and gutters of dead leaves, debris and pine needles that could catch embers.
• Replace or repair any loose or missing shingles or roof tiles to prevent ember penetration.
• Reduce embers that could pass through vents in the eaves by installing 1/8 inch metal mesh screening.
• Clean debris from exterior attic vents and install 1/8 inch metal mesh screening to reduce embers.
• Repair or replace damaged or loose window screens and any broken windows.
• Screen or box in areas below patios and decks with wire mesh to prevent debris and combustible materials from accumulating.
• Move any flammable materials away from wall exteriors - mulch, flammable plants, leaes and needles, firewood piles - anything that can burn. Remove anything stored underneath decks or porches.
• Post your address.
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