POFD 6 & SPOFR - GET MERGER FACTS!
Pend Oreille Fire District 6 personnel will be available each Saturday in October at the Furport Fire Station, 7572 LeClerc Road S., from 10:00 A.M. until 2:00 P.M. to answer questions about the proposed upcoming merger with South Pend Oreille Fire and Rescue. The intent of the merger is to reduce overhead costs by eliminating duplication of services of administration, maintenance, training, and fire prevention and to allow for efficient planning of high-cost capital items, such as fire stations, fire engines, ambulances and equipment. The merger will not reduce, remove, or interrupt service levels in any area of Fire District 6.
You can also contact me if you have any questions at (509) 447-5305 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for considering our requested merger.
Chief Mike Nokes
SPOFR and POFD 6
BURNING ALLOWED IN ALL OF PEND OREILLE COUNTY: The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced that the fire danger rating has been decreased to "LOW" level in all of Pend Oreille County as of September 27, 2019 at 12:01 A.M. 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.
Rule burns are allowed for forest debris (individual pile size is limited to ten feet). For burn piles that do not meet the requirements of a Rule Burn, a Burn Permit is needed from DNR. Please notify the Pend Oreille County Sheriff’s Office the day of your burn by calling 509-447-1980.
Residents are reminded of the following burning guidelines from the Washington State Department of Ecology:
1. Burning in a burn barrel is illegal everywhere in Washington!
2. If smoke from your fire affects your neighbor, you must put out your fire.
3. Burning is not the only way to get rid of natural vegetation. Consider composting and chipping.
Where burning is allowed, your burn pile must be less than 10’ across and you may burn only one pile at a time.
1. Do not leave your fire unattended.
2. No residential fires are allowed within 500 feet of forest slash.
3. The use of gas and propane self-contained stoves and barbeques are allowed.
If you see someone you think is burning illegally, or if the smoke from someone’s fire is bothering you, call Ecology’s toll-free complaint line at 1-866-211-6284.
1. No fires are allowed within 50 feet of structures.
2. You can’t burn materials hauled from another property in your fire.
3. No outdoor fires are allowed when air pollution levels are unhealthy.
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 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.