Welcome to Spokane County Fire District 8

Over seventy years ago, a group of concerned citizens met in a small home in the Glenrose community and formed Spokane County Fire District 8. After lengthy deliberation, the group agreed upon the type of fire protection they wanted for their community, elected its first fire commissioners, and purchased its first fire engine. A lot has changed since 1947, but the direction and support of our citizens in our growing community remains essential to our delivery of effective and efficient fire and medical services.

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.

Spring 2018 Newsletter

Spring is finally here and we've got a lot to share with you in the Spring 2018 edition of the Fire 8 Flyer.

Thanks to your support, we've spent the last four years making significant service improvements, and as a result, the Washington Survey and Rating Bureau has upgraded our Projection Class Rating from a 5 to a 4!. We encourage you to contact your insurance agent to see how this new rating may lower your insurance premiums.

In January, we welcomed Greg Hesse back as District 8 Fire Commissioner. Commissioner Hesse has extensive experience in the fire service and we look forward to once again working together to provide you with the best services possible.

If you live in one of our many rural areas and haven't yet received a SCFD8 address sign, read how to request one for your property and help us find you in the event of an emergency.

Now that the weather is getting warmer we look forward to seeing you at these upcoming events:

Valleyford Debris Collection Day, Saturday, April 7th at Station 82
Community Wildfire Preparedness Workshop, Saturday, May 5th, at Redeemer Lutheran Church
Fire Service Day Open House, Saturday, May 12th at Station 81

We hope you'll agree that this Spring 2018 edition of the Fire 8 Flyer is full of great information!


SCFD8 Improves Insurance Protection Class Rating

After an extensive review of Fire District 8's firefighting capabilities, water supply, emergency communications and fire safety control, the Washington Survey & Rating Bureau (WSRB) has upgraded the Fire District's rating from a Protection Class 5 to a Protection Class 4. The new rating will be effective May 1, 2018.

Fire Chief Tony Nielsen said, "This is exciting news for Fire District 8 and our citizens. Thanks to the support of our citizens, we've spent the last four years making significant service improvements that now may also result in lower fire insurance costs for our residents and businesses. I encourage residents of our community to contact their insurance agents to see if this new rating will affect their insurance premiums."

The next regular
Board of Fire Commissioners
meeting is scheduled for:

Tuesday, June 12, 2018
6:00 p.m.

Station 82
12100 E Palouse Hwy
Valleyford, WA

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