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 19,500 citizens in a 110 square mile area in south Spokane County. SCFD8 members responded to 2,060 incidents in 2014 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.

Proposition 1

The Board of Fire Commissioners adopted a resolution authorizing a proposition to provide the funding necessary to maintain fire protection and emergency medical services within the District, ensure each station is staffed with a paramedic, and increase response reliability. To learn the facts about Prop 1, please see this Proposition 1 Information sheet, or contact Fire Chief Tony Nielsen at tnielsen@scfd8.org or 509-926-6699. Please remember to vote by August 4th.

Emergency Medical Services - There When You Need Us. This summer you can choose to add Firefighter/Paramedics to your neighborhood fire station. Proposition 1 - a Maintenance and Operations levy, will appear on your August ballot. The levy will help maintain current fire district operations as well as improve both fire and emergency medical serices. The levy will also ensure that a sufficient number of firefighters arrive within the initial crucial minutes of an emergency to allow for more immediate help right away. Read about this, the difference between an EMT and a Paramedic, summer fire dangers, the fireworks ban, our up-coming Open House and more in the Summer 2015 Edition of the Fire 8 Flyer.

If you would like to receive our newsletters and other correspondence via email, please send your email request to admin@scfd8.org. Have a great summer - 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 icon link on the this page 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.

2014 Survey Results





Special Meeting

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

August 11, 2015
6:00 p.m.

Station 82
12100 E Pal
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Valleyford, WA

Meeting Agenda/Minutes


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Fire Danger / Burn Information

Spokane Clear Air
Current Burning Conditions


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