The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced that all outdoor Rule Burns (Debris Burns) and burning with a DNR permit are prohibited effective 12:01 a.m. June 7, 2019. Campfires are allowed in designated campgrounds only.
Therefore, in accordance with Pend Oreille County Burning Control Ordinance 2011-3: “Whenever the Washington State Department of Natural Resources imposes Burning Controls upon lands within Pend Oreille County, the Pend Oreille County Commissioners hereby direct that identical County Burning Controls will be imposed upon all lands under county jurisdiction without further action of the Board of County Commissioners with the following exception:
Recreational fires on improved property will be allowed when the Washington State Department of Natural Resources allows campfires in designated campgrounds in Pend Oreille County if and only if the recreational fire meets all of the following conditions:
(1) Is attended at all times
(2) Is no larger than 3 feet by 3 feet and no taller than 2 feet
(3) A charged hose or five gallons of water is present along with a shovel and
(4) There is a fire break/non-combustible surface of at least three feet around the fire.
In the event that a fire escapes, the property owner is responsible for any and all fire suppression.
Effective June 7, 2019 the following Burning Controls are in effect in Pend Oreille County:
(1) All outdoor burning is banned
(2) Recreational fires in approved fire pits are allowed provided that all of the above conditions are met
(3) The use of gas and propane self-contained stoves and barbeques are allowed.
Daily updates on burn restrictions are available at 1-800-323-BURN.
South Pend Oreille Fire and Rescue is selling a used Ford Water Tender, a used Freightliner FL80 Fire Truck, and is taking bids until Thursday, June 6, 2019 on a used Dodge Durango. 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 icon or link above to visit the website Surplus page for photos and more information.
WEATHER-READY NATION AMBASADOOR PROGRAM
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. In effect, the WRN Ambassador initiative helps unify the efforts across government, non-profits, academia, and private industry toward making the nation more ready, responsive, and resilient against extreme environmental hazards. Weather-Ready Nation (WRN) is a strategic outcome where society’s response should be equal to the risk from all extreme weather, water, and climate hazards.