PEND OREILLE COUNTY BURNING CONTROLS IN EFFECT: The Fire Danger rating for all of Pend Orielle County is now MODERATE. Effective 9/13/19 at 12:01 a.m., permit burning and rule burning is not allowed. Campfires are allowed in approved, designated campgrounds only. Fireworks, incendiary devices such as exploding targets, sky lanterns, or tracer ammunition are illegal on all DNR Protected Lands. Daily updates on burning restricions are availble at 1-800-323-BURN.
VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS NEEDED: South Pend Oreille Fire and Rescue along with Pend Oreille Fire District 6 needs to expand its membership to coincide with the proposed upcoming merger. 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.
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.
SURPLUS EQUIPMENT FOR SALE: South Pend Oreille Fire and Rescue is selling a used Ford Water Tender and a used Freightliner FL80 Fire Truck. All surplus equipment is sold "where is, as is" with no warranty expressed or implied. Any emergency equipment will be removed prior to sale. Click on the "Surplus Sale" icon at the right to visit the website Surplus page for photos and more information.