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.
Fire Service Day Open House
We hope you will stop by Station 81, 6117 S Palouse Hwy, on Saturday, May 13th for our 5th Annual Fire Service Day Open House. From 10:00 am - 2:00 pm you can tour the fire station and fire trucks, watch fire attack demonstrations, learn CPR, and also check out the booths and gather information provided by many of our community partners. Kids can take the junior firefighter challenge, get a free photo with Smokey Bear and Sparky the Fire Dog, and even become a Junior Fire Marshal. Hot dogs will be on the grill courtesy of Local 3711 firefighters.
For more information please see this Fire Service Day Open House flyer. We look forward to seeing you on May 13th!
Career Firefighter/Paramedic Recruitment
All applicants must register through Public Safety Testing. Applications, written test scores, Personal History Statement and CPAT verifications will be requested from Public Safety Testing on May 22, 2017. Oral Interviews and Paramedic Assessment Center will be conducted on June 1, 2017 and June 5, 2017. Fire Chief's Interviews will be held June 27, 2017 and June 28, 2017. Estimated start date is Monday, September 18, 2017.
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.