Mission, Vision, and Values
“Protect, Serve and Educate”
The Mission Statement is designed to describe the organization’s general purpose.
MISSION: Spokane County Fire District No. 8 District Strives to . . .
- Protect – to defend or guard from danger or loss
- Serve – to render assistance or to answer to the needs of another
- Educate – to provide useful knowledge or training
The Vision Statements establish for the District, targets of excellence for the future.
- Share information through increased communication to the public in order to create a more community focused organization and improved public confidence
- Deploy resources effectively to deliver highly trained and qualified personnel
- Maintain effective business practices to remain excellent stewards of public funds through intelligent fiscal decision-making
- Exceed safety standards for tools, equipment, technology, and facilities
- Strengthen internal department relationships through enhanced communication (interpersonal), and strong teamwork
- Maintain a strong volunteer system through active recruitment, recognition and incentives
- Cultivate and strengthen relationships with other public agencies
- Cultivate a strong emergency medical service delivery system
- Strengthen the agency through support, trust and empowerment of its employees
- Promote highly trained personnel through professional development.
The value statements establish a set of principles to guide the organization and it’s members in their decision-making and behaviors to enhance the organization and the community it serves.
VALUES: Spokane County Fire District No. 8 values . . .
- Responsible decision making and demands high ethical standards
- Personal and professional accountability at all levels of the organization
- Showing courtesy and respect to every customer that we come in contact with both Internal and External.
- Each member’s experience, knowledge, competency, cooperation, and positive attitude
- The importance of maintaining equipment and facilities at optimum levels
- Honesty, integrity and leadership in all members
- And appreciates the dedication and commitment of all members
- And respects the customer’s opinions, feelings, diversity, and feedback
- The integrity of the chain of command
- The required time and tools to effectively and efficiently do our jobs
- The importance of balancing individual and family needs with the growth and needs of the district.
Formed on August 29, 1947, Spokane County Fire District 8 serves a community of 19,500 residents in approximately 110 square miles of commercial, residential and agricultural areas south of the cities of Spokane and Spokane Valley. A combination of career, part-time, resident volunteer, and volunteer personnel respond to calls from four strategically located stations in the Moran, Valleyford, Ponderosa and Saltese areas. SCFD8 responeded to 2060 requests for services in 2014 with emergency medical responses (EMS) accounting for 80% of those incidents. Fire District 8 operates on an annual budget of nearly 4.5 million dollars under the State of Washington laws and codes that govern fire departments.