Pend Oreille County Fire District 8 was formed in 1992 as a result of “Fire Storm” to provide fire protection to the residents of the “Spring Valley” community. We became a state-licensed aid-only emergency medical provider in 2005.
Fire District 8 encompasses the southeast corner of Pend Oreille County and extends from the Idaho/Washington State line west approximately six miles and then from the Spokane County line north about six miles with a diagonal line running northeast to southwest along a mountainous ridge line. Within these borders, it encompasses approximately 30 square miles.
The population of Fire District 8 is approximately 700 permanent residents. The major employers are self-employed farms. However, the majority of the residents work outside of the district.