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.
Burn Restrictions in Effect
Effective Friday, June 26, 2020, the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has issued no burn restrictions for rule and permitted burns in our area - tthe Foothills RFDA. No rule or permitted burning is allowed until further notice.
Recreational fires are permitted and campfires may be allowed in designated campgrounds. Always check with local campground hosts before lighting a campfire. And, always make sure campfires are completely out before leaving them unattended – if it’s too hot to touch, it’s too hot to leave.
4th of July Drive-In Fireworks
Fireworks are illegal in most areas of Spokane County but you can still celebrate this Independence Day by watching one of the area's Drive-In Fireworks displays.
To find a celebration to watch in your area visit: https://my.spokanecity.org/riverfrontspokane/calendar/2020/07/04/4th-of-july-drive-in-fireworks/
Happy 4th of July & Stay Safe!
The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has implemented a new fire danger rating system in Washington State. Instead of basing a fire danger rating by county, a Fire Danger Rating Area (FDRA) is based on geographic areas that share similar fuels, climate, and topography, in addition to administrative boundaries.
When you phone DNR's burn hotline ( 1-800-323-BURN) to find out about burn restrictions in your area, you will be asked to enter the first four letters of your county (SPOK), you will then be directed to choose your FDRA. Most of Spokane County Fire District 8 falls within the Foothills RFDA. You can find your specific FDRA by using DNR's Fire Danger and Outdoor Burning risk map https://fortress.wa.gov/dnr/protection/firedanger/.
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