Volunteer Spotlight

  • Jeff Norling, Volunteer Firefighter

February 2024 Volunteer Spotlight

Jeff Norling, Firefighter Jeff Norling is our South Pend Oreille Fire and Rescue Volunteer of the Month for February. After talking with our former Chief Brad Martin, Jeff decided to join and has been a [...]

Home Fire Escape Plans

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Become a Volunteer Firefighter

South Pend Oreille Fire and Rescue needs to expand its membership to serve all stations. If you would like to serve your community as a Volunteer Firefighter, we welcome you to join us. Please click on the link below to access the online Volunteer Firefighter Application information and forms, call our office at 509-447-5305, or stop by the Diamond Lake Station during office hours to learn more about the time commitment, physical skills, and training needed to become a South Pend Oreille Fire and Rescue Volunteer Firefighter.

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Community Volunteers

South Pend Oreille Fire and Rescue also welcomes community volunteers to serve in non-operational support positions. Auxiliary and Public Education volunteers provide support through fundraising events, canteen services, and the development of life safety education workshops. Call the Diamond Lake Station office at 509-447-5305 to learn more about volunteer opportunities with the South Pend Oreille Fire and Rescue Auxiliary and Public Education programs.


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SPOFR Commissioners have recently released this Social Media Policy
PURPOSE - To establish guidelines for the public to interact on
the Districts social media platforms.
POLICY – South Pend Oreille Fire and Rescue may allow members
of the public to respond and engage with each District social
media page, but reserves the right to restrict or remove any
content, including content deemed in violation of this policy or
any applicable law, including, but not limited to the items listed
below. Any individual accessing, using, posting or commenting on
a District social media page, accepts without limitation or
qualification, accepts the terms of this policy. The District retains the right to modify its policies without notice and any such
modification shall be effective immediately. Users of District
social media further recognize that such use is governed by the
terms of service and privacy policies of the underlying social
media service provider.
The District’s social media constitutes a limited public forum. The District monitors these sites on a regular basis and reserves the
right to restrict or remove any content that is deemed in violation
of the District’s social media policy or any applicable law. The
District’s social media moderators have the responsibility to
review all comments posted in a timely manner. Any posting or

comment which violates this policy may be removed without
1. Content that does not pertain to Fire District business
2. Content that violates any federal, state, or local law.
3. Comments that are off-topic and are unrelated to the
particular site being commented upon.
4. Comments made for the purpose of assisting a campaign for
election of a person to an office, or for the promotion of or
opposition to a ballot proposition. Such a use of District
social media pages is specifically prohibited by this policy
and RCW 42.17A.555, subject to exceptions stated therein.
5. Solicitations of commerce, including but not limited to
advertising of any business or produce for sale.
6. Profane language or content or links to such language or
7. Content that promotes, fosters, or perpetuates
discrimination on the basis of race, color, ancestry, religion
or creed, sex, national origin, marital status, age, physical or
mental disability or perceived disability, medical condition,
pregnancy related condition, sexual orientation, gender
identity, gender expression, or political affiliation or belief.
8. Sexual content or links to sexual content.
9. Conducting or encouragement of illegal activity.
10. Content that violates any legal ownership interest.
11. Threats to persons or organizations.
12. Information that may tend to compromise the safety or
security of the public or public systems.
13. Content made pursuant to an official duty that tends to
compromise or damage the mission, function, reputation or
professionalism of South Pend Oreille Fire and Rescue or its
employees or volunteers.​
14. Communications made on District social media does not
constitute official notice to the District or any District
personnel. Public Record requests may not be made via
social media posts and must be submitted directly to the
District’s Public Record Officer consistent with the District’s
Public Record Policy.
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Reflective Address Signs Available!

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In an emergency, minutes lost looking for an address can mean the difference between life and death, a home saved or a home lost.

South Pend Oreille Fire and Rescue is offering highly reflective, blue and white address signs to increase visibility for emergency services. We ask for a $25.00 donation for the sign. Learn more or order yours here.