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.
PEND OREILLE COUNTY BURNING CONTROLS IN EFFECT: The Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has announced a ban on campfires and recreational fires: “As of Friday, August 17, campfires are banned on all lands protected from wildfire by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) east of the Cascades.” Effective immediately the following Burning Controls are in effect in Pend Oreille County:
1.) All burning is banned
2.) Campfires and other recreational fires are prohibited
3.) Gas and propane cook stoves are allowed
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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.