SPOFR recently completed training with our new MSA SCBA units (Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus), which also included mask fit testing to ensure optimal performance and safety. Rick O’Brien Public Information Officer 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. [...]
South Pend Oreille Fire and Rescue participated in a Safe and Sober Mock Crash training exercise at Newport High School on Friday, June 2. Pictured is a student from the Highschool Fire Science program acting as a victim in the mock crash exercise to raise awareness of driving safe and sober. This exercise was organized by [...]
Thank you to the Washington State Fire Marshals for lending us this "Fire Vent" trailer for our recent drill. Lt Jacob Hogue led the venting exercise along with his assistant instructor Eric Resler. They insured proper safety procedures and PPE along with many practical demonstrations.
Lt. Jacob Hogue of South Pend Oreille Fire and Rescue led an Ice Rescue training session at the privately owned Wilderness Lake recently. The 5-hour training session was attended by SPOFR, Fire Districts 2 and 4, Kalispell Fire, and Pend Oreille Paramedics. As shown in the pictures, Lt Hogue demonstrated safe self-rescue using an ice rescue [...]
South Pend Oreille Fire and Rescue is now registering new recruits for the Spring Firefighter I Academy course that runs from February 4 through June 3, 2023. The Firefighter I Academy provides 212 hours of instruction including Operations and Hazmat Awareness. Download a detailed description of the course, the prerequisites, and a registration form. The deadline [...]