Founded in 1876 as a volunteer Fire Department, Boise Fire has been serving the residents of Boise for over 125 years. Boise Fire Department serves a population of nearly 225,000 residents in Idaho's largest city of the state. Emergency response services are delivered from 17 fire stations located throughout the city in a 130+ square mile response area. The department employs over 300 union and city employees within the four sections: Emergency Services, Support Services, Planning and Administration and Emergency Management. The department has an annual operating budget of $57 million and a capital budget in excess of $2.7 million.
About Boise Fire
Mark Niemeyer currently serves as the Fire Chief of the Boise Fire Department. He and his Command Staff oversee about 300 union and city employees.See More
Locate Boise Fire Stations and learn more about the services they provide.See More
Firefighters respond to a wide variety of 911 calls, including: structure fires, wildland fires, motor vehicle accidents, vehicle extrication, dive rescue incidents, hazardous material incidents, technical rescue incidents and aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF).See More
Strive to be leaders in public safety, employee wellness, professional advancements and community connection.
Respond to the community with pride, service and dedication.
Boise Fire History
History of the Department
Founded in 1876 as a volunteer Fire Department, learn more about the 140+ year history of the Boise Fire Department.
Fire Chief History
In 1901, Boise's Mayor and City Council proposed eliminating the all volunteer fire program and created a new professionally paid Fire Department. Learn about the chiefs who have led the department over the years.
Pipes + Drums | Honor Guard
Made up of a select group of dedicated individuals who demonstrate their commitment to fire service, Boise Firefighters Pipes & Drum and Boise Fire Honor Guard both serve as ambassadors to Boise's Fire Department and the surrounding community.
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