Kootenai County

Fire & Rescue
Our ServicesContact Us

Kootenai County

Fire & Rescue
Our ServicesContact Us

Burn Permits

Multiple types of burn permit applications are available depending on your needs and the fire danger at the time.


Kootenai County Fire and Rescue’s Prevention Bureau is in place to help keep its residents safer from fire. 


Learn more about our Emergency Medical Services.

Department Info

Learn about the Kootenai county fire department, commissioners, operations, chief, staff, and union information.

Station Locations

5 Fire Stations throughout our response area, four of which are staffed seven days a week, 24 hours each day.

Fire Safety

Most fire accidents are avoidable. We work closely with the schools to provide education that will last a lifetime.


Fire Suppression and Rescue
Support Services Division
Training Division
Administration Staff


Find out how we are utilizing the bond funds towards building more fire stations. Learn about fire prevention and CPR training opportunities.


Find out about current job openings at Kootenai County Fire and Rescue.

Career Fire Fighters

Fire & Rescue for our Community

The Kootenai County Fire District has five (5) fire stations throughout our response area and staff four (4) fire stations seven days a week, 24 hours each day.

Local 2856 of the International Association of Fire Fighters, represent Career Fire Fighters and Officers of Kootenai County Fire & Rescue.

Our personnel are trained in fire suppression, rescue, emergency medical, hazardous materials and technical rescue specialties. The Emergency Services Division is responsible for the delivery of direct service.

Kootenai County Emergency Alert Program

Get alerted about emergencies and other important community news by signing up for Kootenai Emergency Alert Program.

This system enables us to provide you with critical information quickly in a variety of situations, such as winter storms, flooding, major forest fires, unexpected road closures, evacuations of buildings or neighborhoods and more.

You will receive time-sensitive messages wherever you specify: such as your home, mobile or business phones, email address, text messages and more. You pick where, you pick how.

Be in the know

Winter storms


Major forest fires

Unexpected road closures

Evacuation notifications

Useful News & Info

2022 US Fire Loss Report

In 2022, local fire departments responded to an estimated 1.5 million fires in the United States. Read more for statistics on fires in the US.

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Get the latest Kootenai Fire Department news, station updates, Idaho land managment news, job openings and other useful information.

Burn Permits

Burn Barrel Permits

All burn barrels must be in good condition, off the ground 3-4 inches on non-combustible blocks, a minimum of four 1” vent holes along the bottom sides of the barrel, and have a screen on top with ½ inch max.

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Annexation Information

Annexation is a multi step process. The applicant must first determine if the proposed property is eligible for annexation. If the property is eligible for annexation, the applicant must fill out the “Proposal for Annexation” form and have it brought before the KCFR Board of Commissioners.

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