Fire District Map
South Pend Oreille Fire and Rescue was created by voter approved mergers of Pend Oreille Fire District No. 3, Pend Oreille Fire District No. 1 and Pend Oreille Fire District No. 7 in 2010. This includes the Diamond and Sacheen Lake areas, the Camden, Fertile Valley and the Deer Valley areas. The merger has been an effective addition to the service to our community and we offer a higher level of service than we have experienced in the recent past.
The 149 square mile area is served from 5 fire stations and a roster of nearly 50 volunteers along with a career Fire Chief and a full-time Training Officer/Firefighter/Paramedic. These volunteers serve the area with training in Structural and Wildland firefighting, EMS, hazmat response and vehicle extrication. Our roster includes 22 certified EMS personnel that provide primarily Basic life support response. All of our Firefighters are trained in advanced first aid and CPR qualified.
The area we serve is mostly rural urban interface in nature and offers occasional challenge in access and travel times. Our average response time for all calls is currently 8-10 minutes from the time 911 is called till the first arriving unit. We are on track to run about 400 calls for service in 2016, of those about 60% are EMS and we average about 10 working structure fires a year. The members train 3 times per month to maintain their skills in our profession.