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: , , , |

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: , |

Safe and Sober Mock Crash Exercise

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 [...]

2023-10-10T20:58:47-07:00June 2nd, 2023|Categories: News, Training|Tags: |

Ventilation Refresher Using Fire Vent Trailer

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.

2023-03-28T09:22:57-07:00March 15th, 2023|Categories: Training|Tags: , |

Ice Rescue Training

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 [...]

2023-03-26T16:24:52-07:00March 2nd, 2023|Categories: Training|Tags: , |

Spring Firefighter I Academy

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 [...]

2023-03-08T16:09:47-08:00January 2nd, 2023|Categories: Training|Tags: , |
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