Public Events

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 – Protect Those Who Protect You

“Protect Those Who Protect You”: South Pend Oreille Fire and Rescue a Call to Action During Crash Responder Safety Week Pend Oreille County—Mark your calendars for November 13–17, as SPOFR joins forces with the national Crash Responder Safety Week (CRSW) to bring to light the courageous and often underrepresented stories of our local responders. Every day, [...]

2023-11-13T14:19:28-08:00November 13th, 2023|Categories: News, Public Events|Tags: |

Chief Martin Attends the City of Newport Q&A Meeting

South Pend Oreille Fire and Rescue Chief Martin attended the City of Newport Q&A meeting on Monday, Oct. 30th. Martin spoke up in favor of the Newport Levy. He recently posted a support letter in The Miner. At the meeting Martin said, “We are currently looking at hiring three Paramedics to support EMS calls with POEMS [...]

2023-10-31T09:51:35-07:00October 31st, 2023|Categories: News, Public Events|Tags: |

Newport Levy Question and Answer Meeting

SPOFR Fire Chief Brad Martin will attend the Newport Levy Question and Answer Meeting on Monday, October 30th at 10 AM. The meeting will be at City Hall at S 200 Washington Street. Chief Martin wrote a letter to the Miner expressing his views as attached below. This letter was published in The Miner this week [...]

2023-10-24T22:16:37-07:00October 24th, 2023|Categories: News, Public Events|

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: |

Riverside High School’s Oregon Fire Update Meeting – August 23, 2023

Chief Martin attended this morning's Riverside High School Oregon Fire update meeting. This picture shows those in attendance. Major takeaways: People are flying drones in the fire area causing concern for fire-fighting aircraft. If drones are flying we cannot fly. Reports of people target practicing in the burnt-out fire areas causing firefighters to leave the area. [...]

2023-08-26T15:19:37-07:00August 23rd, 2023|Categories: News, Public Events|Tags: , , |

GoFundMe Fundraiser for Klint, One of Our Active Firefighters

Klint is one of our active firefighters. They lost their home along with all of their belongings, and vehicles, from the fire that spread rapidly. He is currently away fighting a wildfire in Oregon. Rick O'Brien Public Information Officer SPOFR

2023-10-10T20:50:28-07:00August 23rd, 2023|Categories: News, Public Events|

Oregon Road Fire – Update – August 22, 2023

South Pend Oreille Fire and Rescue answered a 911 call on August 18th for a Fire-Smoke Only call at E Frideger Rd and N Jefferson Rd in NW Elk.at 5:17 PM. Pend Oreille Fire District 4 and 5 responded to assist South Pend Oreille Fire Rescue, along with Spokane 4 Fire District, DNR, and the Pend [...]

2023-10-10T20:51:24-07:00August 22nd, 2023|Categories: News, Public Events|Tags: , , |

Oregon Road Fire – August 18th, 2023

Chief Brad Martin wishes to thank the SPOFR staff and volunteers for their ongoing efforts starting last night fighting the Oregon Road and neighboring fires. Chief Martin also recommends searching "Oregon Road Fire" and Nixle for updated information on evacuations from the fire. Rick O'Brien Public Information Officer SPOFR

2023-10-10T20:51:56-07:00August 19th, 2023|Categories: News, Public Events|Tags: , , |
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