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.
Station 85 Open House
We invite you and your family to visit Station 85 on Saturday, July 8th for our annual Saltese/Linke Station 85 Open House.
This is a great time to meet your local firefighters and paramedics; tour the fire station and trucks; learn about home safety; find out where to install smoke alarms in your home; and, if your rural address is not clearly marked, sign up to receive a home address sign installed on your property.
You will also have an opportunity to stop by the SCOPE booth to learn about their Operation Family ID Program. A Junior Fighter Challange will be set up for the kids, and Smokey Bear and Sparky the Fire Dog will be passing out high-fives.
We hope to see you on July 8th at Station 85, 3324 S Linke Road, from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm.
EMS Award Winners
Spokane County EMS & Trauma Care Council presented Spokane County Fire District 8 with the 2016 EMS Agency award.
In addition to the agency award, several District 8 members received individual awards:: MSO Tom Chavez, ALS Responder; Division Chief Chris Wyrobek, Safety; Firefighter Doug Archer, Outstanding Lifetime Service; and, Dr. Mike Metcalf, Outstanding Lifetime Service.
Fire Chief Tony Nielsen said, "I am very proud to see our agency so well represented, and more importantly, to the see the great work of our folks recognized".
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.