South Pend Oreille Fire and Rescue is an organization of community volunteers who operate under the Leadership of a professional fire chief. We strive to perform our assigned duties with pride and professionalism by acquiring the knowledge and skills needed to protect our community county, and country.
SPOFR STEPS UP AS AMR STEPS DOWN: American Medical Response (AMR), a nation-wide medical transport company, has been providing emergency medical services and medical transport in Pend Oreille County part-time since October 2016 and 24/7 service since April 2017. This has been a partnership between AMR and local Fire Districts. Fire Districts and AMR have had the commitment to provide pre-hospital care and emergency transport to residents of Pend Oreille County. AMR recently informed Chief Mike Nokes of the South Pend Oreille Fire and Rescue (SPOFR) that they would discontinue their service as of the end of October. Continued...
LOCAL EMERGENCY NOTIFICATIONS: Pend Oreille County citizens are urged to sign up to receive Wildfire updates through the new Community Information Service which is designed to deliver important and timely information to residents in our county using the latest technology. This service, Nixle, delivers trustworthy and important neighborhood-level public safety and community event notifications instantly sent to you by cell phone text message, email, and the web.
VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER: If you feel you have what it takes to meet the challenges of South Pend Oreille Fire and Rescue, we welcome you to join us. Please click on the link above to access online Volunteer Firefighter application information and forms, call our office at 509-447-5305, or stop by the Diamond Lake Station between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday to learn more about the time commitment, physical skills, and training needed to become a South Pend Oreille Fire and Rescue Volunteer Firefighter.
COMMUNITY VOLUNTEERS: South Pend Oreille Fire and Rescue also welcomes community volunteers to serve in non-operational support positions. Auxiliary and Public Education volunteers provide support through fundraising events, canteen services, and the development of life safety education workshops. Call the Diamond Lake Station office at 509-447-5305 to learn more about volunteer opportunities with the South Pend Oreille Fire and Rescue Auxiliary and Public Education programs.
WEATHER-READY NATION AMBASSADOR: The Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador™ initiative is the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) effort to formally recognize NOAA partners who are improving the nation’s readiness, responsiveness, and overall resilience against extreme weather, water, and climate events. As a WRN Ambassador, South Pend Oreille Fire and Rescue is commited to working with NOAA and other Ambassadors to strengthen national resilience against extreme weather. Click on the links provided for safety tips and other information on how to deal with any extreme weather events now occurring in our district.