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 20,206 citizens in a 110 square mile area in south Spokane County. SCFD8 members responded to 1,675 incidents in 2013 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, Chair; and Chuck Vyverberg.

SCFD8 is currently actively recruiting for Part-time Firefighter/Paramedics & Part-time Firefighter/EMTs. For further information on the application process and deadlines, see Human Resources.

SCFD8 is currently actively recruiting for Volunteer Firefighters and Resident Volunteer Firefighters. For further information and to download an Employment Application, see Human Resources. Active recruitment closes Friday, February 6, 2015, at 4:00 pm.

Fall has arrived and so has the Fall/Winter edition of the Fire 8 Flyer! In it you will read a message from your Fire Chief, Tony Nielsen; learn how to make your home and business safe and secure with a few quick tips on smoke detectors; see why Automatic Aid is a GREAT idea for our communities; and meet one of our dedicated members - Firefighter/Paramedic Jimmy Smock. Watch your mailbox for a copy of your newsletter.

If you would like to receive our newsletters and other correspondence via email, please send your email request to admin@scfd8.org. Enjoy all the changes that the new season brings - and stay safe!



ALERT Spokane - Spokane County's Emergency Notification System

How will you be notified if there’s an emergency in your neighborhood? Through ALERT Spokane – a Spokane County emergency notification system! ALERT Spokane has been in operation since 2010, and is used to inform citizens about emergencies in their area. The ALERT Spokane system can be activated by law enforcement, fire service, and water districts, etc. Once activated, a recorded message is sent to landline telephones with information about the emergency and what actions to take. For example, if there’s a wildfire in your area, you might be told to evacuate, or you might receive a boil order from your drinking water provider. 

It’s important to know that the recorded message will be sent to landline telephones in the affected area. If you rely on a cell phone or VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) phone, you will not receive an emergency message from ALERT Spokane – unless you register your cell phone in the system.  Even if you have a landline telephone, it’s a good idea to register your cell phone with ALERT Spokane.

In the interest of public safety, the Spokane County Board of Commissioners is urging the public to register their cell phones, VoIP phones, and email addresses with ALERT Spokane. It’s easy to do. Just go to www.alertspokane.org and enter you information. You can register more than one cell phone number and also request email notification.
Stay informed – stay safe – register with ALERT Spokane!


How do we know if we are being successful in implementing performance measures, the strategic plan, and delivering effective and efficient services? FireStat is a process that requires review of performance measures and strategic plan projects. It will provide an opportunity for us to assess progress on strategic projects and if necessary, redirect our efforts. Look for the FireStat link on the this homepage to track our progress.


Customer Satisfaction Survey:

We are constantly seeking ways to improve our service to our customers. If SCFD8 has responded to an emergency for you or a family member, please take a few minutes to complete our Customer Satisfaction Survey. We welcome your feedback and comments.



Fire Prevention Week: Learning & Fun with SCFD8 Firefighters, Paramedics, and Smokey Bear!





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

February 3, 2015
6:00 p.m.

Station 82
12100 E Pal
ouse Hwy
Valleyford, WA


Fire Danger / Burn Information

Spokane Clear Air
Current Burning Conditions


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