South Pend Oreille Fire and Rescue continues the volunteer appreciation program called SPOFR Volunteer Spotlight. This is a way to recognize the volunteers when you see them in the community grocery store or at any local activities.

Post: 2023 Volunteer of the Year
Corey Toombs

2023 Volunteer of the Year

Corey Toombs, 2023 Volunteer of the Year

Corey Toombs, a single father of a teenage-old son, is our Volunteer of the Year. Corey has been a volunteer firefighter with SPOFR for three years. He has a CLASS A CDL, so he is very capable of driving our engines and tenders. He also was on two wildland fire teams during the summer of 2022 in Colville and the Wagner fire. Corey also worked the Oregon Road Fire and the Gray Road Fire recently. In addition, Corey was very helpful with the Fire Academy this year by working with Captain Hogue to set up the training grounds and helping with the testing for this academy. Corey also received a commendation from Spokane Fire for being on an emergency call on his return from the Gray Road fire. Corey is the resident firefighter at Station 32 in Sacheen Lake. Congratulations, Corey, on being our Volunteer of the Year recipient!

Rick O’Brien
Public Information Officer