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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: https://www.pendoreilleco.org/emergency-management.  Press Release: POCO HMP update PR #1

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

Public Education Event – Wild Fire Prevention

South Pend Oreille Fire and Rescue is excited to announce a vital public education event focused on wildfire protection strategies. We are honored to host Forest Ownby, an expert from the Department of Natural Resources, who will provide invaluable insights and answer your questions on how to effectively safeguard your property against wildfires. Mark your calendars [...]

2024-02-01T10:14:00-08:00February 1st, 2024|Categories: News, Public Events|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: , |

Job Announcement – Firefighter / EMT Full-time

Job Announcement - Firefighter / EMT (Full-time) South Pend Oreille Fire & Rescue is recruiting to fill the position of Firefighter/EMT. The career Firefighter/EMT reports directly to the career Duty Captain. The primary responsibilities of this position include, emergency medical and fire response, maintaining operational readiness, assisting with training, supporting fire and life safety education programs [...]

2024-01-11T14:17:36-08:00January 11th, 2024|Categories: Job Announcement, 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: , , |

Press Release – Life Flight Training at SPOFR

South Pend Oreille Fire and Rescue hosted a LifeFlight training event on Saturday December 16th at the Sacheen Lake Fire station. SPOFR Captain Coral McLain organized the event with Dustin Waterbly, FP-C who is a life-flight paramedic and trainer. Dustin has been with Life-Flight over 5 years and is also the Customer Service Manager for Life-Flight. [...]

2023-12-18T10:21:37-08:00December 16th, 2023|Categories: News, Training|Tags: , |

Jennifer Krusing Named as New Operations Captain for SPOFR

South Pend Oreille Fire and Rescue Chief Brad Martin has named Jennifer Krusing as the new SPOFR Operations Captain. She started as a SPOFR volunteer in 2019 and volunteered until September 2023, when she was hired as a Full-Time Firefighter/EMT. Jennifer previously worked for 20 years in the California Fire Service. She has her California State [...]

2023-12-12T16:12:32-08:00December 12th, 2023|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Press Release – Injury accident at MP 327 Rt. 2 on December 1

South Pend Oreille Fire Rescue responded to an injury accident on December 1 at MP 327 Rt 2. The picture shows SPOFR Team Members assisting the driver up a snowy bank to a waiting ambulance. SPOFR Chief Brad Martin wishes to thank Washington Highway Patrol, Pend Oreille County Sheriff’s and Fire District 2 for their assistance [...]

2023-12-02T15:54:38-08:00December 2nd, 2023|Categories: News|Tags: , |
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