ABOUT STATION 62
Fire District 6 was established in 1991. The district operated out of a single fire station located in Furport until 2017. With the purchase of land at Skookum Rendezvous RV Resort, Skookum Station was constructed to service the northern portion of the district. Volunteer firefighters from the station respond to fire and medical emergencies with a fire engine, brush truck, and water tender. The district has an excellent relationship with the Kalispel Fire Department to the north and the Pend Oreille Paramedics to the south.
Captain Craig Shantz leads the team of six volunteers who respond from this station.
POFD 6 and SPOFR MERGER APPROVED BY VOTERS!
Pend Oreille Fire District 6 and South Pend Oreille Fire and Rescue merged at the end of 2019 with strong community support. Under the direction of the SPOFR Fire Chief, Skookum personnel continue to serve the Fire District 6 area. The merger was a way of improving access to paid staff while providing more assets to district members in order to serve the community better. The merger brings forth a way to help control costs by the reduction of duplication in services like administration and more.