CRP class for District personnel

UPDATE: The class has been rescheduled for Thursday, December 20, 2018 at 1800

JFPD 3&8 will be having a CPR class December 20 and 1800 hours for district personnel.

If your CPR card is expiring, or if you do not have one and would like one, come to this class.

This class is recommended for all District personnel.

Pension payments due

Pension payments are due in December for those department personnel who are contributing.

It is $30.00.  You can bring your cheques to the Annual Dinner.

Remember, in order to be credited for a year’s service, you must have put in the requisite number of call/training attendance, so make sure you are up on those.

Firefighter Dinner

Attention Firefighters, EMTs, and First Responders of Joint Fire Protection District 3 & 8:

It is time for our annual District Appreciation Dinner.  Come Ye, Come Ye, and gather together for pot luck, games, stories, and friendly gathering of your fellow emergency responders and familes. Yes, your families come too!

Monday, December 10, at 1730.  At the Training Centre.

Special Commissioners Meeting

Notice of Special Commissioners Meeting

Thursday November 15th ,2018

At 18:30

  • Approval of levy certifications
  • 4 Resolutions
  • 2 Budgets
  • Reimbursements, voucher approval for payables to Barstow Store, and Banner Bank

Commissioners’ Meetings are at the Barstow Training Centre.
25266 N Hwy 395, Kettle Falls, WA 99141

Special Commissioner’s Meeting

There will be a special commissioner’s meeting on Thursday, November 1, 2018 to discuss the budget.  The public is welcome.

The meeting will take place at the Barstow Training Center at 6:30 PM

Ferry and Stevens County Burn Ban Lifted

The burn ban for Ferry and Stevens County has been lifted.

Despite the recent rain, fuels are still burning, and the fire danger is categorized as Moderate.

Be careful when you burn.  You must monitor your burn at all times, and have the ability to put the fire out if necessary.  (An available water hose, a fire extinguisher, etc.)

If your burn becomes a problem, do not hesitate to call 911.  It is better to call and then call us off than not call and call too late.

Stevens County Burn Ban Partially Lifted

Stevens County

Fire Danger: MODERATE
Remarks: Effective 9/28/18 at 12:01 AM, The fire danger rating in Stevens County is Moderate. All burning on DNR jurisdiction is prohibited. This includes rule burning and permit burning. Campfires are allowed in approved, designated campgrounds only.
DNR Region
Office Address: Northeast Region
225 S Silke Rd.
Colville WA 99114-0190
Phone: (509) 684-7474
E-mail: northeast.region@dnr.wa.gov

Public Meeting: Ferry County Hazzard Mitigation

There is going to be a public meeting to discuss Hazzard Mitigation for Ferry County.

Taking place at the Barstow station, Friday, September 28, 2018.  6:30 PM

25266 Hwy 395N kettle Falls, Wa.
Friday September 28th

Open House

Joint Fire District 3 & 8 is holding an Open House this Saturday at the Barstow Fire Station

25266 N Hwy 395, Kettle Falls

Time: 11 AM to 4:30 PM.  (That’s 1100 hours to 1430 hours in firefighter talk.  <grin>)

Come to our Fire Station and Training Centre to meet the firefighters who protect and serve your community!

We’ll have booths set up where you can get free blood pressure checks, see how Wildland firefighters work, Structure, even an Edith house where children and adults can practice safely evacuating a house if you need to.

Oh, don’t forget the free food!  Yes, free food too.  Bring your appitite.

We’ll have fun and games, contests, and maybe even some prizes to give out.

It will be a great day. You can learn about the fire district and, if you feel the calling, even learn how to join The Bravest.  (Police are known as The Finest.  Firefighters are called The Bravest.  After all, when cops needed someone to look up to, God created the Firefighter.)

So come see those who protect the community, learn some things, and hear some really good fire stories.

This Saturday, September 15, from 11 AM to 4:30 PM.  At the Barstow Fire Station!

Fire Danger Ratings, Precaution Levels Increase in Northeast Washington

OLYMPIA – Effective Monday, the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will make the following fire danger rating and industrial fire precaution level changes (IFPL) on DNR-protected lands.

Effective Monday, Aug. 13, 2018:

  • Fire danger will increase to a “very high” in Spokane and Stevens (inside Fire Districts 1 and 2) counties.
  • The IFPL will increase to a Level 3 in zones 687, 678W, 678E, 685.
  • The IFPL will increase to a Level 2 in zone 688.

Fire danger will continue as “very high” in Okanogan and Lincoln counties and “high” in Ferry, Pend Oreille, and Stevens (outside Fire Districts 1 and 2) counties.

In zones 684 and 686, the IFPL will remain at a Level 3.

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.

These changes are following a statewide outdoor burning ban across state-protected lands issued by Public Lands Commissioner Hilary Franz on Aug. 2, 2018.

The IFPL system
Industrial Fire Precaution Levels apply to all industrial operations that might cause a fire on or adjacent to lands protected from fire by DNR (WAC 332-24-301); this applies to logging, industrial and forest landowner operations.

The levels are established for each of the 38 “shutdown zones” in the state on the basis of National Fire Danger Rating System data.

There are four IFPL levels:

  • Level 1 (closed fire season):  fire equipment and a fire watch are required
  • Level 2 (partial hoot owl):  limits certain activities to between 8 p.m. and 1 p.m.; fire equipment and a fire watch are required
  • Level 3 (partial shutdown):  prohibits some activities and limits others to between 8 p.m. and 1 p.m.; fire equipment and a fire watch are required
  • Level 4 (general shutdown):  prohibits all activities

DNR’s wildfire leadership and mission

Led 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 land. DNR is the state’s largest wildfire fighting force.

Janet Pearce
Communications Manager


Guy Gifford

Public Information Officer



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