CPR Classes

CPR Classes

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Fire Danger and Burn Bans

Contact Department of Ecology to check if an air-quality burn ban is in place for your area. Daily updates on burn restrictions and Industrial Fire Precaution Levels are available at 1-800-323-BURN or visit BURN PORTAL WA DNR to view burn restrictions effective in a particular area.

Outdoor and Residential Burning

Department of Ecology State of WashingtonBurning garbage, construction debris, and using a burn barrel is illegal! Learn about what’s illegal to burn at the Department of Ecology.

Local Emergency Notifications

NixlePend Oreille County citizens are urged to sign up to receive Wildfire updates through the Community Information Service which is designed to deliver important and timely information to residents in our county using the latest technology. This service, Nixle, delivers trustworthy and important neighborhood-level public safety and community event notifications instantly sent to you by cell phone text message, email, and the web.

The Pend Oreille County Sheriff’s Office is on Nixle at https://nixle.us/pend-oreille-county-sheriffs-office/


Wildfires are unplanned fires that burn in natural areas like forests, grasslands or prairies. These dangerous fires spread quickly and can devastate not only wildlife and natural areas, but also communities. Learn how to prepare for wildfires, stay safe during a wildfire, and returning home after a wildfire at www.Ready.gov/wildfires.

A fire can become life-threatening in just two minutes. A residence can be engulfed in flames in five minutes. Learn about fires, how to plan before, during, and after a fire, and how to prevent home fires at www.Ready.gov/home-fires.

There is hot, and then there is hot! Extreme heat is a period of high heat and humidity with temperatures above 90 degrees for at least two to three days. In extreme heat your body works extra hard to maintain a normal temperature, which can lead to death. Extreme heat is responsible for the highest number of annual deaths among all weather-related hazards. Learn how to prepare for extreme heat and be safe during it, and learn about heat-related illnesses and preparing the whole family during summer break at www.ready.gov/heat.

Winter storms create a higher risk of car accidents, hypothermia, frostbite, carbon monoxide poisoning, and heart attacks from overexertion. Winter storms including blizzards can bring extreme cold, freezing rain, snow, ice and high winds. Learn how to protect yourself from winter weather and stay safe during winter weather at www.ready.gov/winter-weather.

Ready Kids

Disasters happen everywhere, and every member of the family can prepare. Preparedness for the future starts today.

Whether you’re a kid or teen yourself, a parent or loved one, or work with youth, Ready Kids has tools and information to help before, during and after disasters.

Fire Education Videos

Wildfire PSA by FEMA

Sergeant Cutting’s body camera captured him evacuating citizens during the #TubbsFire. With wildfire conditions still affecting multiple states today, #BeReady by making your plan: Ready.gov/wildfires

Paradise Fire Case Study

Could we be the next Paradise wildfire disaster?

Firewise Landscaping – Maintenance

Maintaining your Firewise home is an important factor in keeping the Firewise landscape functioning as a fire resistive barrier to wildfire. Maintenance tips and suggestions are provided.

Wildfire – Preventing Home Ignitions

This video discusses how the combustion process effects forest fires, what you can do to create survivable space, why some homes are destroyed while others survive, how to identify your home’s Ignition Zone — the area that includes the home and its immediate surroundings, which, if properly conditioned, can save the home during a wildfire.

Defensible Space and the Monastery Fire of 2011

Twenty nine homes were destroyed in the Monastery Complex Fire, but many more were saved by the efforts of firefighters and by homeowners’ use of what is called ‘defensible space.’ Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark sent staff to the wildfire to record the events so DNR could create a video to show how people can protect themselves before wildfire occurs.

Smoke Alarms – Help Protect Your Home with Working Smoke Alarms

Home smoke alarms provide critical warning if a fire happens at home. Lorraine Carli, of the National Fire Protection Association®, shares some helpful information about testing your smoke alarms to make sure they work correctly when needed.

Smoke Alarms – Fire Safety Video for Kids with SteveSongs & Sparky the Fire Dog

PBS Star SteveSongs, with the help of Sparky the Fire Dog, helps kids stay fire safe by leading them through the four key steps for fire safety in this unforgettably catchy sing-along video, complete with fun and easy to follow dance steps and moves.