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 19,900 citizens in a 110 square mile area in south Spokane County. SCFD8 members responded to 2,776 incidents in 2015 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.


Yale Fire - Valleyford

UPDATE: 08/25/2016, The Yale Fire remains the most active south of Rock Canyon and in Hangman Valley.  Yesterday, firefighters conducted a burn-out operation on the east side of the Hangman Road.  Burn-out operations are used to ensure fire lines remain secure by consuming unburnt fuels adjacent to fire lines.  The majority of smoke yesterday was a result of the burn-out operation.  Today, the public may see smoke as firefighters continue burn-out operations on the west side of Hangman Road on the southern perimeter of the fire.  The Yale Fire is 60% contained with 5,791 acres burned.

Evacuation Levels remain at a Level 1 in the area. Please contact the Spokane County Sheriff or Spokane Emergency Management at www.spokanecounty.org/1460/Emergency-Management for more information.

A special Thank You to all those who helped their neighbors, and to those who have generously donated water and food to the hundreds of firefighters battling the Yale Fire in the Valleyford area. We appreciate our community and your valuable support.

If your property has been affected by this fire, please report your damages to Greater Spokane Emergency Management.

Be prepared and stay safe by creating a defensible space around your home!


Fire Danger
Burn Restrictions

Effective July 29, 2016, outdoor recreational fires and open burning are restricted in Spokane County Fire District 8's response area. Unauthorized open burning and unauthorized recreational fires are ordered discontinued until further notice. To learn more on what types of recreational burning devices are allowed, see this Notice.


2016 Summer Newsletter

The heat has arrived, the barbecue is fired up, and we have some important outdoor cooking safety tips to share before you head outside to grill. SCFD8 is available to help you make your home safe from wildfire by becoming a "Firewise" community. We're rolling out the welcome mat on July 9th at the 2nd Annual Linke-Saltese Station 85 Open House. And, did you know that your Emergency Medical Services are provided by award winning firefighters and paramedics? They have been recognized as some of the best!

Read more in the Summer 2016 Edition of the Fire 8 Flyer.

Have a fun and safe summer!


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 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. 

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.  It’s easy to do. Just go to www.alertspokane.org and enter your 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 successful in implementing performance measures, the strategic plan, and delivering effective and efficient services? We use FireStat, a process that requires review of performance measures and strategic plan projects. FireStat provides 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 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.


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

September 13, 2016
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

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Current Burning Conditions


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