ABOUT STATION 81
Spring Valley Station, formerly Pend Oreille County Fire District 8, was formed in 1992 as a result of “Fire Storm” to provide fire protection to the residents of the “Spring Valley” community. We became a state-licensed aid-only emergency medical provider in 2005. Fire District 8 encompasses the southeast corner of Pend Oreille County and extends from the Idaho/Washington State line west approximately six miles and then from the Spokane County line north about six miles with a diagonal line running northeast to southwest along a mountainous ridge line. Within these borders, it encompasses approximately 30 square miles. The population of Fire District 8 is approximately 700 permanent residents. The major employers are self-employed farms. However, the majority of the residents work outside of the district.
Battalion Captain Larry Hiebert leads the team of fifteen volunteers who respond from this station.
SPOFR / POC FIRE DISTRICT 8 MERGER: SPOFR Chief Mike Nokes said, “We welcome the members and Commissioners of Pend Oreille County Fire District 8 to the South Pend Oreille Fire and Rescue Family”. South Pend Oreille Fire and Rescue would like to thank everyone who voted in the November 8th election. Thank you for your support in our endeavor to provide Fire and EMS service to the residents and visitors of South Pend Oreille County. The combined leadership of Fire 8 and SPOFR feels this merger will bring many benefits including: eliminating redundancy, pooling of resources and manpower, while enhancing our responses to emergences just to name a few. We look forward to continuing to serve the area of Pend Oreille County Fire District 8, under the umbrella of South Pend Oreille Fire and Rescue effective January 1, 2023.
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