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 21,724 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, 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.
The Board of Fire Commissioners of Spokane County Fire Protection District No. 8 adopted Resolution 18-09, authorizing a proposition to continue the funding used to maintain fire protection and emergency medical services within the District. The funding allows each station to be staffed with a paramedic, which increases response reliability.
The voters of Fire Distrit 8 will be asked to consider this proposition in February.
To read the key facts on this levy, please see Spokane County Fire District 8 Proposition 1 Information Flyer.
Spokane County Fire District 8 is currently actively recruiting to fill immediate openings for all Volunteer Positions.
If you are interested in joining our team as a District 8 Volunteer Firefighter, Resident Firefighter, Water Tender Operator, or Support Services member, please visit Human Resources for more information.
Current recruitment closes on Friday, February 1, 2019, at 4:00 pm.
Put the Freeze on Winter Fires
Heating, holiday decorations, winter storms and candles all contribute to an increased risk of fire during the winter months. Home fire occur more in winter than in any other season, and half of all home heating fires occur in the months of December, January, and February. As you stay cozy and warm this winter season, be fire smart!
•Keep portable generators outside, away from windows, and as far away as possible from your home.
•Install and test carbon monoxide alarms at least once a month.
•Have a qualified professional clean and inspect your chimney and vents every year.
•Store cooled ashes in a tightly covered metal container, and keep it outside at least 10 feet from your home and any nearby buildings.
•Keep anything that can burn at least three feet from any heat source like fireplaces, wood stoves, radiators, or space heaters.
•Plug only one heat-producing appliance (such as a space heater) into an electrical outlet at a time.
NFPA and the US Fire Administration are teaming up to help reduce your risk to winter fires and other hazards, including carbon monoxise and electrical fires. For more information visit www.nfpa.org/winter