Station 8

3575 W. Overland Rd., Boise, ID 83705

Phone: (208) 384-4038

TDD/TTY: (800) 377-3529

Modern fire station with three garage bays
Fire Station 8

Station History

January 1956 - Whitney-Franklin Fire District builds a new Firehouse at 4422 Overland Road.

January 1, 1968 - Boise Fire Department obtains the Whitney Rural Fire District house on Overland Road. The two-story, three bay, cinder block house is numbered Firehouse #8.

1970 - The 2nd Battalion is established with Firehouse #8 as Battalion Headquarters. This station also contains the back up Alarm Center.

December 1972 - Firehouse #8 operates with one pumper, one tanker and one Battalion Chief with six personnel.

September 30, 1979 - Due to budget cuts, the tanker driver position is eliminated. Staffing is reduced to three personnel on the pumper.

March 21, 1991 - Battalion Chief #2 is moved to Firehouse #6.

January 23, 2006 - Boise Fire Department begins the operation of Advanced Life Support Engine Companies with staffing Engines 8 and 22 with Firefighter/Paramedics.

2008 - Firehouse #8 receives a complete kitchen remodel after a Christmas 2007 fire destroyed the existing kitchen.

 2017 - Firehouse #8 reopens at  3575 W Overland Road.

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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