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 3,090 calls for service in 2018 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.
Summer 2019 Newsletter
Were you aware that Fire District 8 has negotiated automatic aid agreements with the Spokane Fire Department and Spokane Valley Fire Department? In the summer 2019 edition of the Fire 8 Flyer, Chief Nielsen shares the important benefits we all receive when neighboring fire agencies work together through automatic aid.
With the arrival of summer and much warmer weather we know that wildfires will be increasingly common in the Spokane area. Now is the time to think about your home's ignition zone and create a noncombustible zone around your house.
Stroke is the sixth leading cause of death in Spokane County. We want you to to be able to recognize the sudden symptoms of a stroke. Don't wait to call 911 - stroke is always an emergency!
Read more on these topics, as well as how to sign up for ALERT Spokane in our summer 2019 edition of the Fire 8 Flyer.
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Level 1 - Get Ready to Leave! You should prepare to leave your current location. Conditions could get worse due to the incident type in your area.
Level 2 - Get Set to Leave! You should be prepared to leave at a moment's notice. Dangerous conditions threaten your current location. The incident may be limting the emergency services ability to protect the area. If you or anyone at your location needs extra time, have pets or livestock, you are strongly encouraged to evacuate now.
Level 3 - Go, Leave Immediately! There is an immediate threat to your safety at this time. Emergency services may not be able to assist you. You will not be allowed to return until conditions are safe.
Stop the Bleed is a national program intended to encourage people in our communties to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency - before professional help arrives.
Fire District 8 members provide Stop the Bleed classes quarterly. We encourage you to sign up for one of our free classes and learn to stop life-threatening bleeding caused by everyday emergencies.
Our next Stop the Bleed class will be Saturday, August 10th, from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, at Station 81, 6117 S. Palouse Highway. Please register at bleedingcontrol.org.