Firefighter Corey ToombsSPOFR 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. The spotlight this month is on Firefighter Corey Tombs at Sacheen Lake Station. Click on the link above to learn more about our December volunteer. Chief Mike Nokes

SPOFR / POC FIRE DISTRICT 8 MERGER: SPOFR Chief Mike Nokes said, "We welcome the members and Commissioners of Pend Oreille County Fire District 8 to the South Pend Oreille Fire and Rescue Family". South Pend Oreille Fire and Rescue would like to thank everyone who voted in the November 8th election. Thank you for your support in our endeavor to provide Fire and EMS service to the residents and visitors of South Pend Oreille County. The combined leadership of Fire 8 and SPOFR feels this merger will bring many benefits including: eliminating redundancy, pooling of resources and manpower, while enhancing our responses to emergences just to name a few. We look forward to continuing to serve the area of Pend Oreille County Fire District 8, under the umbrella of South Pend Oreille Fire and Rescue effective January 1, 2023.
Rick O'Brien
Public Information Officer
SPOFR

Motor Vehicle Roll-over AccidentMOTOR VEHICLE ROLL-OVER: South Pend Oreille Fire and Rescue was alerted to a Motor Vehicle roll-over at 8:03 AM at Greggs Rd and LeClerc. Brad Martin, Assistant Chief at SPOFR was the Incident Commander with units responding from SPOFR, Kalispel Tribal Fire, Fire District 4 and Pend Oreille Paramedics. Motor Vehicle Roll-overThere were two victims extricated and transported by Pend Oreille Paramedics in stable condition. SPOFR would like to thank our partner agencies for their assistance during this incident.Motor Vehicle Roll-over
Rick O'Brien
Public Information Officer
SPOFR

FIRE DANGER LOW: If you have a written permit, burning is allowed subject to the conditions of your permit. Rule burns, not to exceed 10 feet in diameter, are allowed for forest debris from property that is not improved. Campfires are allowed; however, campfires are not allowed on state land except in DNR campgrounds. Contact Pend Oreille County for information on recreation burning on improved property. Contact Department of Ecology to check if an air-quality burn ban is in place for your area. Daily updates on burn restrictions and Industrial Fire Precaution Levels are available at 1-800-323-BURN or visit BURN PORTAL WA DNR to view burn restrictions effective in a particular area.