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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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FIRE RESTRICTIONS UPDATE
As of October 12, 2021, the Fire Danger has been downgraded to LOW.  Slash burns, burn barrels and small debris burns will require a permit.  If you live within the County, permits will be required through October 20, 2021.  Please contact Idaho Department of Lands for your permit.  They can be reached at 208-263-5104.  If you live within the City Limits of Ponderay and Kootenai you can contact us for a permit.  Permits are required year round within the City Limits.  Please call us with any questions or to obtain/renew your permit.
 

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.

 

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Call Counter 2021

YTD Fire

442

YTD EMS

191

Total                   633

Call Counter 2020

Fire

EMS

383

205

Total                   588

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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