Hazmat Refresher Training

Hazmat Refresher Training 
Lt. Jacob Hogue conducted a HAZMAT refresher course on May 10th at station 31. His slide presentation focused on RIPN - Recognition, Isolation, Protection, and Notification. Then the group was given an exercise to report on that involved a chemical release at the Rainbow Ridge Aquifer and the ramifications of managing it. [read more...]

Brad Hanson - Firefighter, EMT & Engineer

SPOFR VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT: This month’s recipient is Brad Hanson, as announced by Chief Brad Martin. Brad has been with SPOFR since 2014 and is also in the host of the Veterans Stand Down for the past five years in Newport. He started this in memory of Brian Pinkney, his friend with three Purple Hearts. Brad graduated from SPOFR’s EMT and IV EMT classes. He is a Fire Fighter and Engineer. [read more...]

Levy Lid Lift


Chief Brad Martin and the Fire Commissioners of South Pend Oreille Fire and Rescue are asking voters to consider increasing our regular fire levy rate previously voted on from $1.00 to $1.25 per $1,000 of assessed property value. This is called a Levy Lid Lift. The current fire levy rate has fallen to $.75 per $1,000 of assessed property value. The last time voters were asked to restore this fire levy was in 2010, 13 years ago. [read more...]

Thank you for supporting our fire & rescue volunteers!

Pancake Feed - Thank You!: 

Chief Brad Martin and Station Chief Randy Miller wish to thank those attending the Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, April 8th.

A special "Thank You" to the SPOFR volunteers who helped with the pancake feed! 

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2023 Pancake Feed, Saturday, April 8, 7-11 a.m.

Pancake Feed: Join us for Breakfast with SPOFR Auxiliary on Saturday, April 8, from 7 to 11 a.m. at Station 34 (Jermain and Fertile Valley). A shuttle will be available between the fire hall and parking lot! 

Enjoy Pancakes, Breakfast Burritos, Biscuits & Gravy, Hashbrowns, Bacon, Coffee, Juice, Milk, and Tea. Only $7 per person. Proceeds benefit South Pend Oreille Fire and Rescue Volunteers. [read more...]

Structure Fire LeClerc Rd on March 26, 2023

Structure Fire March 26, 2023: South Pend Oreille Fire and Rescue responded to a structure fire at 9624 LeClerc Rd South on Sunday March 26th. Fire Chief Brad Martin was the first to arrive on scene and set up a Command Center. There were over 10 First Responders from SPOFR along with 4 Fire Engines and 4 Fire Tenders responding to the structure fire. [read more...]

Fire Ventilation Training - March 2023

Fire Ventilation Training: Thank you to the Washington State Fire Marshals for lending us this "Fire Vent" trailer for our recent drill . Lt Jacob Hogue led the venting exercise along with his assistant instructor Eric Resler. They insured proper safety procedures and PPE along with many practical demonstrations.  [read more...]

Ice Rescue Training - February 2023

Ice Rescue Training: Lt. Jacob Hogue of South Pend Oreille Fire and Rescue led an Ice Rescue training session at the privately owned Wilderness Lake recently. The 5-hour training session was attended by SPOFR, Fire Districts 2 and 4, Kalispell Fire, and Pend Oreille Paramedics. South Pend Oreille Fire Rescue wishes to thank all the volunteers who participated in the Ice Rescue training. [read more...]

Chief Brad Martin and Chief Mike Nokes

PRESS RELEASE: South Pend Oreille Fire and Rescue is pleased to announce the promotion of Brad Martin, former Assistant Chief to SPOFR Fire Chief. Brad is replacing Chief Mike Nokes, who has served as SPOFR Fire Chief for the past 12 years and has accepted a position with Spokane Fire District 4. The staff and volunteers will miss Chief Nokes for his service and dedication as they welcome their new Chief. [read more...]

Spring Valley Station 81SPOFR / 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