PRESS RELEASE: Levy Lid Lift on August Ballot - Listing of Public Meetings
South Pend Oreille Fire Chief, Brad Martin, wants to invite the public to Community Meetings to discuss the reasons for a Levy Lid lift on the August 1 Ballot, review any current information, and answer any questions. [read more...]
Chief Brad Martin and the Fire Commissioners of South Pend Oreille Fire and Rescue are asking voters to consider increasing our regular fire levy rate previously voted on from $1.00 to $1.25 per $1,000 of assessed property value. This is called a Levy Lid Lift. The current fire levy rate has fallen to $.75 per $1,000 of assessed property value. The last time voters were asked to restore this fire levy was in 2010, 13 years ago. [read more...]
SPOFR VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT: South Pend Oreille Fire and Rescue continues the new volunteer appreciation program called "SPOFR Volunteer Spotlight". This is a way to recognize our volunteers when you see them in the community, at the grocery store or any local activities. This month’s recipient is Brad Hanson as announced by Chief Brad Martin. [read more...]
FIREFIGHTER VOLUNTEERS: South Pend Oreille Fire and Rescue needs to expand its membership to serve all stations. If you think you would like to serve your community as a Volunteer Firefighter, we welcome you to join us. Please click on the link above to access the 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.
FIREFIGHTER ONLINE TRAINING: The South Pend Oreille Fire and Rescue Interactive Academy site is used to deliver monthly training and any other specialty classes. Click on the computer icon at the right to login to the training site or contact SPOFR Training Officer Lieutenant Jake Hogue for more information.
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.