Liberty Fire information update

Burning near Liberty Creek is the Liberty Fire.

For the latest update on this fire, you can find information at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5437/

Note that this fire has no chance of affecting those in the 3 & 8 fire district.  We post this information just as an fyi

Online training

We have a link to the NWCG Online Course Materials firefighters need to complete some of their mandatory online training.  You can find it under Educational Resources above.


Fire danger increases in northeast Washington

Campfire restrictions in Okanogan County

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced today the following changes in fire danger rating on DNR-protected lands.

Effective 12:01 a.m., Friday, July 28, 2017:

  • Fire danger will increase from high to very high in Okanogan, Lincoln, Spokane, Stevens and Ferry counties.
  • All campfires in Okanogan County will be prohibited. Other northeastern counties may allow campfires in approved campfire pits in designated campgrounds, however, always check with campground host before starting any campfire as individual campgrounds may not allow campfires.

Daily updates on burn restrictions are available at 1-800-323-BURN or on the Fire Danger and Outdoor Burning risk map at https://fortress.wa.gov/dnr/protection/firedanger/ and IFPL map at http://www.dnr.wa.gov/ifpl.

 Fireworks and incendiary devices, such as exploding targets, sky lanterns, or tracer ammunition, are illegal on all DNR-protected forestlands.

DNR’s wildfire mission

Administered by Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz, DNR is responsible for preventing and fighting wildfires on 13 million acres of private, state and tribal-owned forestlands. DNR is the state’s largest on-call fire department and participates in Washington’s coordinated interagency approach to firefighting.

Janet Pearce
Communications Manager

Guy Gifford
Public Information Officer

Request for Bids – Well

Joint Fire Protection District 3 & 8 is accepting bids for a well. Bids must be sealed and postmark by 8/8/17 and mailed to:

JFPD 3&8
25266 Hwy 395 N
Kettle Falls, Wa. 99141

Bids will be reviewed at the commissioner’s meeting on 8/10/17.

Sealed bids will be opened at 7 PM.

Commissioners maintain the rights to accept or refuse all bids.

Station meeting – July 2017

The Station meeting for July 24 will be combined trainings

Time: 1800-2000

Barney’s/Tipton – Meet at French Rock
Flat Creek/Barstow – Meeting place is still TBD.  Will be updated when location known
Orient/Sand Creek – Meet at Orient

Summer BBQ

It’s going to be a long, hot summer.  So why not spend a nice hot day at a BBQ where the fire cooks good food instead of cooking tired firefighters?

Location: Kettle River Campground

Date: Saturday, July 15
Time: 1200 to ?

Pot Luck, so bring your favourite foods.  The district will provide the meat.  (Something about a district hunt the day before?  No?)

District Training – July 2017

The district training for the month of July 2017 will be at the District training center.  Wear Wildland PPE.

Main subject will be ICS Review.


No Medical Training for Summer

There will be no medical training for the months of July and August.

Medical personnel are advised to keep up on their continuing education requirements during this time utilizing outside resources.

Training will resume tentatively in September.  Watch the Calendar for specific date.

2016 Fire Fighter 1 Structure Class

Joint Fire District 3&8 will be having a fire fighter one structure class and ice rescue

structure dates;
Nov 22 6 to 9 pm
Nov 29th 6 to 9 pm.
Dec 3rd 8am to 4 pm.
Dec 6th 6-9pm.
Dec 10th 8am to 4 pm
Dec 13th 6-9pm

Ice rescue will start Dec4th 9am to 1pm

All classes will be help at the district training center
25266 Hwy 395 N
Kettle Falls WA. 99141.

Contact #. 509-680-8873. Or 509-738-4591

JFPD 3&8
25266 Hwy 395 N
Kettle Falls, WA 99141

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