Station 19

2855 Lockheed Lane, Boise, ID 83705

Phone: (208) 384-4019

TDD/TTY: (800) 377-3529

Station History

1965 - Boise Fire Department takes over Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting services from the Boise Air Terminal Fire Department at Gowen Field. The crew is housed in a temporary station and assigned #7.

1966 - August 1st - The new Firehouse #7 is built at 3302 Rickenbacker Street on the Gowen Field Airport grounds, five firefighters per shift are assigned to operate the airport fire apparatus.

1970 – Personnel at firehouse #7 is increased to seven per shift. The crews are now dedicated to either the Engine or ARFF Company.

1974 - The first lime green fire apparatus, a Walters Fast Response truck, arrives at firehouse #7. A two bay addition is made.

1975 - A new tanker is placed in-service; it delivers 1400 gallons of water and 100 gallons of protein foam.

1979 - Due to budget cuts, Firehouse #7 manning is reduced from 21 to 18 personnel.

1984 - Due to budget cuts, the ARFF Division is now staffed with 12 firefighters operating three trucks and a command van.

1990 - Firehouse #7 is relocated to 2855 Lockheed Lane on the Airport grounds, this station houses a three unit ARFF company and Quint Engine company with six personnel per shift.

1996 - A new Chevrolet Cheyanne Command/Rescue truck is placed in service as Smokey 7.

1998 Boise Air Terminal management contracts ARFF services to the Idaho Air National Guard Fire Department. Nine ARFF firefighters are re-assigned to other stations.

2002 The Aircraft Rescue Firefighting unit (ARFF - Smokey units) are re-organized and back in service at the Boise Airport with three personnel manning two crash trucks and a command unit.

2003 – Firehouse #7 is re-located to 1666 Commerce Street outside of the Airport grounds. The new large two-story station is home to Engine 7, Rescue 7 and Battalion Chief 3. The Airport firehouse remains open with the ARFF units and three personnel but is renamed ARFF Station with no number designation.

2004 - FedEx maintenance division leases the now abandon bay that was formally the home of Engine-7.

2009 - Smokey 10 is replaced with a 3000-gallon Striker 3000 Legacy ARFF crash truck.

2011 - Smokey 9 is replaced with a 1500-gallon Striker 3000 Legacy ARFF crash truck.

2014 - Smokey 7 is replaced with a Ford 250 Superduty Rescue/Command apparatus. After a decade without a station identification number, the “ARFF” station is re-designated Firehouse 19.

2019 - Firehouse 19 is upgraded and receives a new apparatus bay on the west side of the building.

2003 - Firehouse #7 is re-located to 1666 Commerce Street outside of the Airport grounds.  The Airport firehouse remains open with the ARFF units and three personnel but renamed the ARFF station with no number designation.

2009 - ARFF Firehouse is designated as Firehouse #19 and receives a 2009 Striker aircraft rescue vehicle.

Upcoming Events

For the health and safety of our residents and staff, the City of Boise has canceled all city-sponsored public programming and public outreach until further notice. This includes:
  • Parks and Recreation activities, classes, events and leagues
  • All Library and Arts & History programs and events

The City of Boise issued a Public Health Emergency Order on March 19, 2020 suspending most Boise City board and commission meetings.

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