About Boise Fire

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.

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Meet the Chief and Command Staff

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.

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Fire Stations

Locate Boise Fire Stations and learn more about the services they provide.

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Fire Operations

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).

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2023 Report to the Community

Boise Fire's 10-year master growth plan developed to ensure service levels across the city are maintained to meet the demands of our growing community.

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Our Vision

Strive to be leaders in public safety, employee wellness, professional advancements and community connection.

Our Mission

Respond to the community with pride, service and dedication.

Our Values

  • Professionalism
  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Dedication
  • Excellence

Boise Area Fire Districts

The Boise Fire Department works with other nearby Fire Departments and Fire Districts to respond to fire and rescue calls for service in Ada County.  

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