Burn Ban Update – July 10, 2024

Burning Controls in Pend Oreille County, effective July 10, 2024, from the Pend Oreille County Sheriff's Office: Effective Wednesday, July 10th, campfires & recreational fires and prescribed burns are prohibited in Pend Oreille County. PEND OREILLE COUNTY BURNING CONTROLS IN EFFECT The Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has announced a ban on campfires, outdoor burning, [...]

2024-07-11T14:10:50-07:00July 10th, 2024|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

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: , , |

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: , , , , , , |

Thank You for Supporting Our Recent Pancake Feed!

South Pend Oreille Fire and Rescue wishes to thank the community for their support of our recent SPOFR breakfast. In addition, we wish to thank our donors: Sharp Shooting Indoor Range Darlene Farm for the dairy products US Food Chef store (cash n carry) Healthy Family Insurance Rocking Ranch Quilt makers Pacific Golf and Turf for [...]

2024-04-21T18:58:43-07:00April 18th, 2024|Categories: News, Public Events|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: |

Pancake Feed 2024

Breakfast with SPOFR Auxiliary Saturday, April 13, 7-11 a.m. Station 34 at Jermain and Fertile Valley Join us for Pancakes, Breakfast Burritos, Biscuits & Gravy, Eggs, Hashbrowns, Bacon, Sausage, Coffee, Tea, Juice and Milk. $7.00 per person Proceeds benefit South Pend Oreille Fire and Rescue Volunteers. A shuttle is available between the fire hall and parking [...]

2024-03-12T15:28:45-07:00March 12th, 2024|Categories: News, Public Events|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: |
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