March 23, 2020 - Out of an abundance of concern for both our citizens and personnel, at this time the Northern Lakes Fire District has restricted access to our fire stations to personnel only. 

For persons/businesses requiring paperwork or information on residential/commercial building permits, please call our administrative office at 208/772-5711.

We anticipate these limitations to be temporary and will be evaluating the situation every 30 days. Any updates will be passed along through this website and our Facebook page. Please rest assured that Northern Lakes Fire is ready, able, and appropriately staffed to respond to any call we receive.

Always call 9-1-1 in the event of an emergency


Please be aware that road construction is impacting ingress/egress to our Fire Station on Hayden Avenue for the next

several weeks until construction is complete. If you have essential business with the fire district, please consider calling us

first at 208-772-5711 during business hours to see if you can accomplish it over the phone or via email.

Burning Closed as of July 29

Burn permits are closed for the season.

The only burning allowed is recreational fires, cooking fires, and small camping fires not exceeding 3 feet in diameter

and consisting of "clean" wood.  

When camping, never leave a fire unattended, have a bucket of water

and shovel ready. When you leave, ensure the fire is cold to the touch



The District holds regularly scheduled board meetings the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month at 10:00 a.m.

at our Fire Station 1 located at

125 W. Hayden Ave., in Hayden

The next board meeting is Thursday, October 8th at 10:00 a.m. 


Provides an all-hazards response to the greater Hayden, Rathdrum, and Twin Lakes areas in Kootenai County, located in gorgeous North Idaho. We are a career department, comprised of thirty-six firefighters, three Chief Officers, a Fire Marshal and Deputy Fire Marshal, and three administrative support staff. In addition, all of our firefighters are also certified EMTs, including fourteen paramedics.

Northern Lakes Fire staffs two fire engines and two advanced life support (ALS) ambulances with career staff that respond to more than 5,000 emergency calls annually from two strategically located fire stations. These stations are staffed 24/7/365. Our district is comprised of approximately 108 square miles of lakes, mountains, prairies and growing cities with a population of more than 45,000 residents. 

Please enjoy our website for your informational needs!


Alert! Kootenai is the emergency alert system that enables the County to provide the public with critical information quickly in a variety of situations, such as winter storms, flooding, major forest fires, unexpected road closures, evacuations of building or neighborhoods and more.



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Northern Lakes Fire Career Firefighters

Are Proudly Represented by the     

International Association of Firefighters Local #4045

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Administrative Offices:

125 W Hayden Ave.

Hayden, ID     83835

Station Numbers
Hayden: 208-772-5711
Rathdrum: 208-687-1815

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