Job Announcement – Full-time Fire Chief

South Pend Oreille Fire & Rescue is hiring a Full-time Fire Chief. If you hold a Bachelor's degree in Fire Sciences, Public Administration, or a related field or can obtain within 3 years of hire, along with at least ten years of fire suppression and/or fire prevention experience—including five years as a company officer or above—and [...]

2024-06-28T20:29:00-07:00May 19th, 2024|Categories: Archive|Tags: , , , |

Accomplishments January – March 2024

Notable Events As we look back at the first quarter of 2024, a series of notable events was highlighted at SPOFR. These events are listed below: SPOFR entered into an agreement with Spokane County FD 4 to provide an Interim Chief. Dan Williams, a former Life Flight Paramedic and current Deputy Chief of EMS [...]

2024-04-25T22:13:39-07:00April 25th, 2024|Categories: Accomplishments, News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Washington State Audit for the period from JAN 1, 2020 through DEC 31, 2022

The Board of Commissions for South Pend Oreille Fire and Rescue wishes to thank Pat McCarthy, State Auditor, for completing our recent Washington State audit for the period from January 1, 2020, through December 31, 2022. This report indicates SPOFR complied 100%. The results from this current audit state, as described in Page 4, “This report [...]

2024-04-10T08:58:11-07:00March 11th, 2024|Categories: News|Tags: , |

SPOFR Public Meeting – Dan Williams as Interim Fire Chief

Dan Williams began his career with the Fire Service in 2005 as a volunteer with Spokane 4. He said, “I actually fell in love with it. I love the comradery of the Fire Service and EMS Service. It’s a small community and everybody’s got your back. They look after you, they help you and they train [...]

2024-01-11T11:14:11-08:00January 1st, 2024|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Press Release – SPOFR Public Meeting

South Pend Oreille Fire and Rescue hosted a public meeting at the Sacheen Lake Fire Station on Tuesday, December 19th. Commissioner Chairman Galen Hansen called the meeting to order and welcomed the public, SPOFR staff and volunteers. Hansen began, “Most of us are aware that Chief Brad Martin will be moving in a little different direction [...]

2023-12-21T23:41:37-08:00December 21st, 2023|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Introducing Our New Website

After months of work and collaboration with SPOFR's management team, we are bringing you a whole new website. Designed with a user-friendly interface, our website aims to provide easy access to vital information, updates, and resources. Whether you are looking for safety tips, upcoming district events, or emergency contact details, our digital platform is meticulously crafted [...]

2023-09-27T00:46:50-07:00September 27th, 2023|Categories: News, Public Events|Tags: |

Brad Martin – New SPOFR Fire Chief

South Pend Oreille Fire and Rescue is pleased to announce the promotion of Brad Martin, former Assistant Chief to SPOFR Fire Chief. Brad is replacing Chief Mike Nokes, who has served as SPOFR Fire Chief for the past 12 years and has accepted a position with Spokane Fire District 4. The staff and volunteers will miss [...]

2023-12-02T16:40:49-08:00February 27th, 2023|Categories: News|Tags: , , |
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