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On January 1, 2015, the Sagle Fire District and City of Sandpoint Fire Department were consolidated into Selkirk Fire, Rescue and EMS by a Joint Powers Agreement (JPA), combining all aspects of the fire department operations (except finances). The Joint Powers Agreement has allowed the job sharing of the Fire Chief and Fire Chief’s assistant which brought savings to each department.
The JPA has allowed both fire departments to increase their capabilities and become more efficient in regards to emergency responses, fire prevention, public education and community outreach. The JPA was developed in a way that will allow other organizations to join and participate in the consolidation.
Selkirk Fire, Rescue and EMS is managed by a board of commissioners who are represented by two Sandpoint City Council Members, Two Sagle Fire Board Commissioners and a member from the community. The board approves all aspects of the district except finances which are currently kept separate; however, employees and equipment are intermingled.
What occurred between the City of Sandpoint and the Sagle Fire District is a great example of good government at work. Instead of having two separate fire departments operating separately, the community now has a better equipped emergency services delivery system.
Selkirk Fire Rescue and EMS consists of 20 full time employees and 20 volunteer firefighters currently responding out of two fire stations. Fire Station # 1 is located at 1123 Lake Street in Sandpoint and Fire Station # 2 is located at 2689 Gun Club in Sagle. The Department protects approximately 170 square miles.
At our Sandpoint Fire Station we can take care of all your Fire Department business needs.
Please visit our website. You can sign up for CPR and First Aid classes, get burn permit information as well other interesting information.
News from the desk of the Fire Chief
02/09/2017 4:50 PM