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 22,351 citizens in a 110 square mile area in south Spokane County. SCFD8 members responded to 3,090 calls for service in 2018 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, 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 Greg Hesse.

Santa's Visit to SCFD8

This holiday season marks the 20th year that District 8 firefighters and Santa Claus have teamed up to visit our community. Santa will be visiting SCFD8 neighborhoods from December 10th - 22nd, and he's temporarily trading in his sleigh for a big red fire engine! Listen and watch for the jolly old elf as he rides down your street with your Fire District 8 firefighters. He'll be passing out candy canes and greeting children young and old.

You will find a schedule of Santa's route here, and can follow his route on Glympse.

From all of us at SCFD8 - Happy Holidays!


Winter 2019 Newsletter

As 2019 comes to a close we want you to know how grateful we are for your support!  Each month we mail out Customer Satisfaction Survey cards asking for your feedback on our emergency response.  For more than five years, 94% of respondents have rated our overall service as “Excellent”.  In the Winter 2019 edition of the Fire 8 Flyer Chief Nielsen shares a few of the comments we have received in his article, A Message from the Chief.  He also provides the results of the District’s recent Accountability and Financial Statements audit.

In just two minutes a fire can be life-threatening; in five minutes a residence can be engulfed in flames.  In Home Fires-What you Need to Know you’ll read some very important facts and tips that may save your life.

Nearly 1,000 people die every day in the United States from sudden cardiac arrest.  The PulsePoint app empowers everyday citizens to provide life-saving assistance.  Learn CPR, get the app… you may save a life.

Santa Claus will be arriving soon and SCFD8 Firefighters will be escorting him through neighborhoods in our community.  Check out Santa's schedule here, and follow his route on Glympse.

Stay Safe & Happy Holidays!


New Engines in Service

The District's two new fire engines were dedicated at "push-in" ceremonies on Saturday, October 5th. These new engines are the result of many hours of research and planning and we are excited they are finally in service to serve you. The engines are identical, carry 1,000 gallons of water and pump 1,500 gallons per minute. Engine 85, dedicated to Distrtict 8 Firefighter Charles "Doug" Archer, will serve the Saltese neighborhood.; and Engine 81, dedicated to District 8 Firefighter John Diffenbacher, will serve the Moran Prairie, Glenrose, & Hangman Hills neighborhoods.








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

December 10, 2019
6:00 p.m.

Station 81
6117 S Palouse Hwy
Spokane, WA

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