FIRE DANGER INCREASES, DRIVING UP MORE BURN RESTRICTIONS IN EASTERN WASHINGTON: DNR has a new burn ban message out. Previously permit burning was allowed along with camp fires. Now only campfires are allowed "In approved pits". All other burning is banned. SPOFR does not approve pits. If you follow the County Ordnance then your pit is good to go. Which is:
- THE FIRE IS ATTENDED AT ALL TIMES
- IS NO LARGER THAN 3 FEET BY 3 FEET AND NO TALLER THAN 2 FEET
- A CHARGED HOSE OR FIVE GALLONS OF WATER IS PRESENT ALONG WITH A SHOVEL
- 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 COSTS!
South Pend Oreille Fire and Rescue
FIREFIGHTER ONLINE TRAINING: Welcome firefighters to the new South Pend Oreille Fire and Rescue Interactive Academy. This 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.
South Pend Oreille Fire and Rescue stations are once again open to public gatherings. If you feel ill, it is still important to stay home isolated. If you are concerned you have symptoms of the virus, call your primary care physician to find out if they want to see you. Do not just show up at their office. If you feel it is a life-threating emergency call 911. There is no shortage of information. When gathering information, it is important to remember to utilize trusted and vetted sites. Click on the title above for links to these sites.