All Boise firefighters are state licensed at the level of Emergency Medical Technician or higher. In January 2006, the department received an Advanced Life Support (ALS) license. Currently, there are 11 Firefighter/Paramedics on each of three shifts that staff up to 8 Advanced Life Support Engine Companies.
ACCESS (Ada County/City Emergency Services System)
The Boise Fire Department is a part of the ACCESS, which includes: Ada County Paramedics, Boise Fire Department, Eagle Fire District, Kuna Fire District and Meridian Fire Department. ACCESS is a collaborative effort between these agencies that helps maximize tax dollars, minimize supply and resource duplication and ensure consistency when delivering the highest level of emergency medical services.
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Trauma Intervention Program
The Boise Fire Department, along with all first responders in Ada County, partners with the Trauma Intervention Program (TIP). The Trauma Intervention Program is a volunteer based program that provides caring and compassionate aid to family members and witnesses after car crashes, fires and other traumatic events, including a sudden death.
Learn more about TIP