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 4,248 calls for service in 2022 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.


M & O Levy Presentation

SCFD8 M & O Levy Informational Meetings Scheduled

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 - 2027 to cover the costs of specialized equipment, recruitment and retention of firefighters and firefighter paramedics, training, and supplies that are required by laws, codes, and standards.

For additional information please see this Public Notice.

Public Informational Meetings Notice: Fire District 8 will be hosting two public informational meetings to answer your questions about the Maintenance and Operations Levy. Please join us on:

You may also join either meeting via Zoom at: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3712607781.



Maintenance and Operations Levy

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 a replacement levy: 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. Please read these Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

Please 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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Public Meeting Notice

Meeting Date Change

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

February 08, 2023
6:00 p.m.

Station 82
12100 E Palouse Hwy
Valleyford, WA

& via Zoom at


Meeting ID: 371 260 778

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