Current Fire Danger
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Burn Permit

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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The Current Fire Danger is VERY HIGH.

BURN PERMITS HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED
In conjunction with Idaho Department of Lands, Northside Fire District will be suspending burn permits.  Campfires are still allowed as long as they are within a campfire ring.  Campfires must not be left unattended and must be fully extinguished when done.  The City of Kootenai is still required to obtain a burn permit for any campfires.  Please call us if you have any questions or need further information.

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VOLUNTEERS WANTED

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

245

YTD EMS

154

Total                     399

Call Counter 2021

Fire

EMS

524

316

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

Wildfire  Information

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Notice of Public Hearing
Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year 2022-2023
Wednesday, August 17, 2022 at 6:00 p.m.
Northside Fire District Station 1
437 Cedar Ave., Ponderay