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 20,694 citizens in a 110 square mile area in south Spokane County. SCFD8 members responded to 2,857 incidents in 2016 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 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 Chuck Vyverberg.
Summer 2017 Newsletter
Your fire district is creating a new Strategic Plan and we would like your input. Please take a few minutes to complete this on-line survey. Your feedback is truly what guides this organization.
A single ember from a mile away can spark a fire - learn how to "Be Ember Aware" and protect your home and property. You can also find out how to sign up for the newly upgraded Alert Spokane system, and what the 1, 2, 3 Evacuation Levels mean so that you can be ready in the event of an emergency. Our doors will be open and we hope you will attend the first annual Open House at Station 84 on September 13th.
Enjoy our beautiful summer sun and stay safe!
CPR - You Can Do It
Hands-Only CPR Can Save Lives. Most people who experience cardiac arrest at home, work, or in a public location die because they don't receive immediate CPR from someone on the scene. As a bystander, don't be afraid. Your actions can only help. When calling 911, you will be asked for your location. Be specific, especially if you’re calling from a mobile phone as that is not associated with a fixed address. Answering the dispatcher’s questions will not delay the arrival of help.
How to Give Hands-Only CPR. If you see a teen or adult suddenly collapse, call 911 and push hard and fast in the center of the chest to the beat of any tune that is 100 to 120 beats per minute. Immediate CPR can double or even triple a person's chance of survival. For more information, please see cpr.heart.org.
EMS Award Winners
Spokane County EMS & Trauma Care Council presented Spokane County Fire District 8 with the 2016 EMS Agency award.
In addition to the agency award, several District 8 members received individual awards:: MSO Tom Chavez, ALS Responder; Division Chief Chris Wyrobek, Safety; Firefighter Doug Archer, Outstanding Lifetime Service; and, Dr. Mike Metcalf, Outstanding Lifetime Service.
Fire Chief Tony Nielsen said, "I am very proud to see our agency so well represented, and more importantly, to the see the great work of our folks recognized".