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Mission Statement

To Serve the Community by Providing Protection of Life and Property Through the Dedication and Commitment of our Volunteers.

Newman Lake Fire & Rescue - PO Box 70, Newman Lake, WA 99025     Phone:  509-226-1482

"Serving Newman Lake with Pride"
Since 1949
Spokane County Fire District 13

Spokane County Fire District No. 13

Commissioners' Meeting
3rd Monday of Every Month
1 PM

Fire Station 1
9324 N Starr Road

All Meetings are Open to the Public
About Newman Lake Fire & Rescue

Newman Lake Fire & Rescue is also known as Spokane County Fire District #13. We are staffed by 20 volunteer firefighters who must meet the same state and federal regulations as paid departments. We are governed by a board of elected commissioners and employ a full time Chief, two (2) Deputy Chiefs and a part time Vehicle Maintenance Officer. Our twenty-three square mile district contains two (2) stations; Station 1 on the corner of Starr Rd and Moffat Rd and Station 2 at the intersection of Muzzy Road, West Newman Lake Drive and Thompson Creek Roads.

Chief Keith Yamane:               keith@newmanlakefire.net
Deputy Chief Toni Halloran:    toni@newmanlakefire.net
​Deputy Chief Kim Stanley:      kim@newmanlakefire.net

​Fire Station:  509-226-1482; nlvfd@comcast.net

Our EMS Levy is up for renewal in February. This is not a 
new tax, but a renewal of an existing tax.

*** 72% of Our 2018 Alarms Were EMS ***


EMS stands for "Emergency Medical Services". When a 911 call is placed, it is the group of first responders who show up to provide medical care for emergency illnesses or injuries. In Spokane Fire District #13, it is our fire department, Newman Lake Fire and Rescue (NLFR), that provides this service. It is paid for with your tax dollars. We are not an ambulance service, but the link between early treatment and emergency room care.

In our District, volunteers provide this service. Special training and testing is required to qualify as an emergency medical responder. We have 
two levels of responders:

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT); We have 8 EMTs
Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT); We have 5 AEMTs

The different levels require:

176 hours of classroom training
Two 12 hour shifts of clinical observation in a pre-hospital setting (EMT)
Three 12 hour shifts of clinical observation in a pre-hospital setting (AEMT) 

The basic cost to train to these levels ranges from $1600 to $2000 per responder.


Newman Lake Fire and Rescue's EMS budget is mainly supported by a levy that is renewed by voters every six years. The EMS Levy is $.50 per $1,000 of property value and has been in place since 1989. Renewal will be on the ballot for the 
February 12, 2019 election.  

We pride ourselves on providing the best emergency care we can. Without this levy it would be difficult to continue to train our EMS responders to the level currently in place.  

We would like to thank you for your past support of the EMS Levy and hope for your continued support.  

Please contact us if you have any questions about the EMS Levy or Newman Lake Fire and Rescue in general: Chief Keith Yamane, Deputies Toni Halloran and Kim Stanley - 509-226-1482 or nlvfd@comcast.net.