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Volunteer at your local Fire Department / Fire District 5 wants you






Have you thought about making a real different in your world.  Well here your chance Volunteer at your local Fire Department.  Number one you become part of a great family who cares for you and watches your back.  Two you learn a new  skill set  that not only SAVE LIVES AND PROPERTY  but can get you a great career in the fire serivce.  You learn Structure and Wildland Firefighting. There is Emergency Medical Technican and heavy rescue work.  Every department needs support people to drive fire rigs,  bring food to scenes, repair equipment or just help out.

If you live in Fire District 5  come to one of our meeting on the 1st and 3rd Mondays at Station 51  406722 SR 20, Cusick WA.  99119 starting at 6:30 PM or call 509-671-2286.  Follow and like us on FaceBook  under  Pend  Oreille  County Fire District #5.  If you join we provide training, fire gear,  pagers,  and access to our volunteer pension program

JUST BE THERE                      Call 509-671-2286  ask for Jay Foster  or E-mail


Wildfire Season is Coming




With the mild winter and dry conditions this year.  Pend Oreille County could see a very hot and dangerous wildfire season.  BE PREPARED by landscaping your yard or property for fire safety.  There are many ways you can landscape your yard to make it fire resistant.   Keep your yard green and trimmed. Green trimmed grass doesn’t burn very easily.  Limb your trees up at 10 feet so a fire will stay on the ground.  Have a fire resistant roof and clean your gutters  Wood shake roofs burn rapidly when they catch fire.   Remove old limbs, duff or logging slash from your property.  Move fire wood  away from your home as these will turn your home into a match box.

FIREWISE is a program that will help landowner and homeonwers prepare their land for a wildfire.  They can provide infomation on how to make your place wildfire resistant. There are  grants through FIREWISE  to have contractors come out and do the work for you.   If you are interested in FIREWISE then call Chief Jay Foster at 509-671-2286 or Email him at