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 23,917 citizens in a 110 square mile area in south Spokane County.

SCFD8 members responded to 4,186 calls for service in 2021 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 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.


Join Our Team

Spokane County Fire Protection District No. 8 is currently recruiting candidates for up to three (3) immediate openings. Estimated start date for these positions is April 3, 2023. All Spokane County Fire Protection District No. 8 applicants must register through Public Safety Testing (PST).

Candidates with a passing written test score (70%) will have their PST profile and Personal History Statement reviewed. Selected candates will be invited to a panel interview and EMT/Paramedic skills assessment. Interviews will begin January 30, 2023.

Pertinent documentation and Personal History Statements must be complete and uploaded to the candidate's Public Safety Testing profile no later than 16:00 on December 31, 2022.

For additional information see Human Resources.


SCFD8 M & O Levy Request

The Board of Fire Commissioners of Spokane County Fire Protection District No. 8 voted unanimously to place a Maintenance and Operations Levy before our voters during the February 14, 2023, Special Election. If approved, funding will be provided in years 2024, 2025, 2026, and 2027 to cover the costs of specialized equipment, recruitment and retention of firefighters and firefighter paramedics, training, and supplies required by laws, codes, and standards.

For additional information read this Public Notice.

The Fire District is currently accepting names of those interested in participating in voter pamphlet Pro and Con Statement committees. Citizens interested in being involved with these committees may contact Fire Chief Lonnie Rash at 509-370-9801 or lrash@scfd8.org by December 14, 2022.


Maintenance and Operations Levy Information

Fire District 8's current Maintenance and Operations Levy will expire at the end of 2023 and we are asking our citizens to consider renewing the M & O this February.

This is not a new tax. The four-year Maintenance and Operations levy will require a super majority, or 60 percent approval, to pass. It was previously approved by voters in 2015 and 2019.

We hope this Frequently Asked Questions information sheet will provide helpful information about the M & O.

Please also refer to this Emergency Services Update to learn more about your Fire District and the services that Fire District 8 provides.

If you would like additional information, or have questions on our services or the M & O, please contact Fire Chief Lonnie Rash at lrash@scfd8.org or 509-370-9801.



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M & O Levy Voter Pamphlet Committees

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

December 13, 2022
6:00 p.m.

Station 82
12100 E Palouse Hwy
Valleyford, WA

& via Zoom at


Meeting ID: 371 260 778

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