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Burn Permits Required Year-round for Ponderay & Kootenai

If you are outside the cities of Ponderay and Kootenai, you will need to obtain a permit through Idaho Department of Lands at the IDL link above. Ponderay and Kootenai residents will obtain a year round permit from Northside Fire. New permits can be obtained by clicking the icon above, renewals can be done by phone at 208-265-4114 or by clicking the above link, just indicate renewal next to your name.

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Northside Fire District Seeking Impact Fee Committee Volunteers

The Northside Fire District is looking for two interested persons, to serve on an Impact Fee Advisory Committee. The committee will meet one time, during November or December 2022. The purpose of the meeting is to review and evaluate the Capital Improvements Plan for which the Impact Fees are collected and set aside for specific projects. One volunteer must reside in The City of Ponderay and one volunteer must reside in the City of Kootenai.  The volunteers must be willing to attend in person or by Zoom a 1 to 2 hour meeting at a time and place convenient for all members of the committee. If interested, please contact the Northside Fire District by November 14th 2022.  Interested persons can contact Karen Quenell via email at or by phone at 208-265-4114.


Do you want to give back to your community? Do you like the feel of adrenaline pumping through your body? Have you ever wanted to be a firefighter or an EMT? Lastly, do you have what it takes? If you answered yes to any of these questions, we want to talk to you.

Northside Fire is currently seeking motivated individuals to fill several volunteer responder positions. Although previous experience is not necessary. If accepted, all training and gear will be provided for you.

Please contact us at 208-265-4114 if interested or click the link.


Northside Fire Dist

Call Counter 2022

YTD Fire




Total                     544

Call Counter 2021





Total                   840

Did you know...


  • 90% of our staffing is VOLUNTEER.

  • We responded to 588 emergencies last year.

  • Our volunteers, last year, logged over 500 hours of training.

  • We are an all hazards fire department, providing the following services:

    • Fire Suppression

    • Emergency Medical Response

    • Vehicle Extrication

    • Hazardous Materials / Conditions Response

    • Water & Rope Rescue

    • Fire Safety / Prevention &

    • Fire Extinguisher Training

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