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
and DEAD OUT!
The District's next scheduled Board of Fire Commissioners' Meeting will be held on Thursday, August 13th at 10:00 a.m. at Fire Station No. 1
located at 125 W. Hayden Ave.,
ABOUT THE NORTHERN LAKES FIRE DISTRICT
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.
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