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KCFR will be accepting sealed bids for the following surplus vehicles: a 1976 Mack Engine, a 1982 International Engine, a 1999 Ford F350 Support Vehicle, and a Fire Engine Jump House with trailer (click here for more details) until the 3rd day of September, 2014 at 3:00 pm.  Bid opening to immediately follow.  Viewing is by appointment only by calling Todd English at 208-777-8500.  Sealed bids to be dropped off or mailed to:  Kootenai County Fire & Rescue, Attn: Laurie Perkinson, 1590 E. Seltice Way, Post Falls, ID 83854.  Bids must be in a sealed envelope with the name of the vehicle written on the outside of the envelope.  One bid per envelope please.  Mailed bids must be received by 3 pm on 9/03/14.  KCFR reserves the right to reject any bids that are not in the best interest of the District.

Budget Public Hearing
Date & Time: 8/28/2014 at 6:00pm
Location: KCFR Station #1
404 N. Idaho St.
Post Falls, ID  83854
Please click the following link for the Proposed 2014-2015 Budget Summary: Proposed Budget Summary 14-15  
  These meetings are open to the public. Everyone is welcome to attend. 

Since 1944, Smokey Bear has been the symbol of protection of America's forests from human-caused fire. Smokey Bear is recognized by 96% of adults, and 7 out of 10 adults are able to recall Smokey’s message of "Only You Can Prevent Wildfires" without prompting.  Though Smokey has been essential to the reduction of wildfires in the last seven decades, he still needs help in reducing accidental wildfires.  Help us wish Smokey Bear a very Happy 70th Birthday by continuing to be fire safe.  Learn more my visiting

Citizen Alert notification sign-up is available for both Kootenai County and Spokane CountySign up online to have emergency alert notices sent to your home phone, cell phone or email address.

So far in 2014 there have been at least thirteen heatstroke deaths of children in vehicles; eleven confirmed as heatstroke and two are still pending official findings by the medical examiner.  In 2013, there were at least forty-four deaths of children in vehicles; thirty-nine which have been confirmed as heatstroke and five which, based upon the known circumstances, are most likely heatstroke (2013 list).  

All of these deaths are preventable!  To help bring awareness to this issue, the National Weather Service is using the slogan "Beat the Heat, Check the Backseat" to remind people to remember to check for small children in a car seat and to never leave children unattended in a vehicle- even for a few moments.  Remember that pets should also never be left in a vehicle during the summer months. 

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