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, Chair.
Spring 2017 Fire 8 Flyer
This Spring 2017 Edition of the Fire 8 Flyer is "blooming" with great information.
On April 25th, citizens in Spokane County will have the opportunity to renew the sales and use option for public safety. If Spokane County Proposition 1 is approved, Spokane County law and fire agencies will be allowed to maintain the emergency communications system that integrates 911, Police, Fire, EMS staff, and Crime Check, as well as enhance the system's technology and capabilities. For more information on Spokane County's Proposition 1 visit prop1spokane.org.
Now that we are all heading outdoors to spruce up the yard, are you aware that the potting soil your geraniums grow in can also be the origin of a home fire? Is your rural home address clearly visible from your road? If not SCFD8 members can install a new address sign on your property.
SCFD8 is hosting a free spring residential yard and garden Debris Collection Day on Saturday, April 8th at Station 82 in Valleyford; and, we hope you will mark your calendars to attend our annual Fire Service Day Open House at Station 81 on May 13th.
District 8 Receives Management Excellence Award
The Washington State Fire Commissioners Association awarded Spokane County Fire District 8’s leadership and management team with first place in Washington State for the Management Excellence Award Program for category “A” class fire departments during their fall conference in Yakima on October 28th. SCFD8 participated against fire departments with budgets greater than $4,000,000 and received first place in the State of Washington.
The Management Excellence Award is based on multiple criteria including: Governance; Administratve and Operational Management; Public Services; Public Education; Financial Management; and Leadership.
An independent selection committee reviews and compares the criteria to other similarly sized organizations in Washington State and selects the winner. The purpose of the Management Excellence Award Program is to provide a means of sharing information, innovative ideas and the variety of activities taking place throughout the state of Washington; to give recognition to those in the fire service that have demonstrated progressive achievement; and, to benefit all fire districts and regional fire authorities, regardless of size, location, budget, or number of personnel.
We are constantly seeking ways to improve our service to you. If SCFD8 firefighters and paramedics have responded to an emergency for you or one of your family members, please take a few minutes to share your thoughts on the service you received by completing our Customer Satisfaction Survey.
We welcome your feedback and comments.