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 22,397 citizens in a 110 square mile area in south Spokane County.
SCFD8 members responded to 3,614 calls for service in 2020 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.
Thank You Chief Nielsen
Thank you Fire Chief Tony Nielsen for your 35+ years of dedication to the fire service.
When visitors stop by Station 82 they will forever see the Nielsen Way street sign at its entrance. As one of the most influential and long-term members of Fire District 8, we recognize the impact that Chief Nielsen has made in the community and to the members of the organization, the county, and the state of Washington.
"Nielsen Way" is not only an entry sign, but it's a mindset that has permeated through District 8... Kindness, Undertanding, and Professionalism.
We thank you for your leadership, your commitment, and your kindness - we wish you well, Chief Nielsen, in your retirement!
This has been quite a year - but we want you to know we are still open, still working, and still here for you! SCFD8 firefighters and paramedics have risen to this latest challenge by implementing additional safety measures for your protection and health, as well as theirs.
Our Fall/Winter edition of the Fire 8 Flyer is full of information - from Fire Chief Tony Nielsen's Chiefs Message, to how you can contact us if you visit a fire station, safety in the kitchen, and an update on Santa's 2020 neighborhood visit.
We hope you and your family are safe, healthy, and happy this winter! Fall/Winter edition of the Fire 8 Flyer
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/.