Welcome to Spokane County Fire District 8

Seventy years ago, a group of concerned citizens met in a small home in the Glenrose community and formed Spokane County Fire District 8. After lengthy deliberation, the group agreed upon the type of fire protection they wanted for their community, elected its first fire commissioners, and purchased its first fire engine. As we celebrate 70 years of service we realize a lot has changed since 1947, but the direction and support of our citizens in our growing community remains essential to our delivery of effective and efficient fire and medical services.

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.

Do You Close Before You Doze?

It sounds like a little thing but it can safe your life in a fire.

Because of synthetic materials, furniture and construction, fire spreads faster than ever before. SCFD8 encourages you to check your smoke alarms, make an escape plan and Close Your Door Before You Doze.

To explore more safety resources and join the Closed Door Crew, visit closeyourdoor.org.


SCFD8 Goes Pink

SCFD8 members are showing their support this October in the fight against breast cancer by wearing pink on their uniforms.

Cancer affects thousands of people each year - and many are healthy today thanks to early detection and improved treatments. Become informed and learn how you can help save your life and the lives of your loved ones.

Visit the American Cancer Society Breast Cancer Awareness website.



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 ResponderDivision Chief Chris Wyrobek, SafetyFirefighter 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".

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

November 14, 2017
6:00 p.m.

Station 82
12100 E Palouse Hwy
Valleyford, WA

Meeting Agenda/Minutes


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Fire Danger / Burn Information

Spokane Clear Air
Current Burning Conditions


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