Chief’s Message

Welcome to our new website

Pride, CourageHonor, Dedication

    I am Chief Jay Foster and it has been my honor to lead this district and it’s awesome group of volunteers for the last 14 years . When I took over in 2007 we had three volunteers and very limited resources. Some of the problems we faced were manpower, equipment, funding and a bigger station.

We have met several goals one being a lower insurance rating from a 9 to a 8A.  The lower the number the better the rating. Our next insurance rating goal is the tender credit which would reduce us to a 8.  FD5’s  next goal we have met is much newer airpacks.  We got a donation of  newer units from Newman Lake Fire / Rescue.  We are working on a light to medium duty rescue vehicle donated to us from Pend Oreille Fire District 4.  POCFD-5 will be running  two full class A pumpers to structure fires for the first time in the history of our district.  We can only do this for the summer do to limited space at Station 51. POCFD-5 will continue to strive to be the best it can be within our budget limitations.

Currently we are looking possibly opening a Station 53 in the Blueslide / Ruby Creek area next Summer. This  would be a  rapid attack summer station.  We are already training new members to help man this station.

Chief Foster  is recruiting volunteers   You learn  a new  skill set and  save lives and property.  You must be a life long learner and there are always new things to learn and practice the old ones.  If you live in Fire District 5  or within 5 miles of our boundary and would like to join  a great team of people  then call or e-mail  me Chief Jay Foster at 509-671-2286 or Thank you for viewing our website.