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Controlled Burn Training Exercise

South Pend Oreille Fire and Rescue wishes to thank Newport Hospital and Health Services for providing a building for us to perform valuable controlled live burn training exercises. This training consisted of search and rescue exercises led by Lieutenant Corey Toombs prior to the controlled burn and the defensive controlled live burn training on June 15th. [...]

2024-06-15T22:59:49-07:00June 15th, 2024|Categories: News, Training|Tags: , , , |

Multi-Agency Controlled Live Fire Training June 15

NEWPORT, WA – On Saturday June 15th at approximately 10:00 a.m. South Pend Oreille Fire and Rescue will conduct a controlled live fire burn training exercise at 200 N. Scott Avenue in cooperation with Newport Hospital and Health Services (NHHS). Scott Avenue between Spruce Street and 1st Street will be closed to through traffic. Additionally, Pine [...]

2024-06-09T12:02:24-07:00June 9th, 2024|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

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: , , , |

Open House / BBQ at Station 61 (Furport)

We are excited to invite you to an Open House BBQ at Station 61 on June 1st, from 11am to 2pm. This event aims to engage with our community. We will be offering free hotdogs, chips, and water to the public while supplies last, encouraging everyone to stop by and explore the station. There will be [...]

2024-05-19T12:59:12-07:00May 19th, 2024|Categories: |Tags: , , |

SPOFR Boosts Emergency Services with New Firefighter/EMT Hires

Chief Dan Williams said" We are pleased to announce that we have just hired three qualified Firefighter/EMTs to enhance our staffing levels and continue to serve Pend Oreille County with pride. (Pictured left to right: SPOFR Chief Dan Williams, Jake, Titus, and Don in front of a new SPOFR ambulance.) Jake started with the fire service [...]

2024-03-28T17:05:17-07:00March 28th, 2024|Categories: 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 to Host Meetings to Update the County’s Multi-Jurisdiction Hazard Mitigation Plan

South Pend Oreille Fire and Rescue will host meetings for Pend Oreille County and Its Planning Partners to Update the County’s Multi-Jurisdiction Hazard Mitigation Plan. An informational website on the plan and purposes for planning has been established at:  Press Release: POCO HMP update PR #1

2024-02-27T08:39:32-08:00February 27th, 2024|Categories: News|Tags: |

Press Release – Structure Fire January 15th

South Pend Oreille Fire and Rescue was called out to a fully engulfed structure fire on January 15th. SPOFR Interim Chief Dan Williams was the Incident Commander for the fire and reported, “There were no injuries, and the cause of the fire is still under investigation.” Chief Williams wishes to thank Spokane 4, Fire District 4, [...]

2024-01-18T09:04:01-08:00January 16th, 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: , , |
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