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
ABOUT THE NORTHERN LAKES FIRE DISTRICT
Burning Open as of July 8
Burn permits are required for yard waste and burn barrels. A no-cost 10 day
permit can be obtained from the
Idaho Dept. of Lands (IDL) at www.burnpermits.idaho.gov
You must call the Air Quality Hotline at 800-633-6247
(Option #3 for Kootenai County)
for conditions prior to burning.
If air quality is Green burning is allowed.
If air quality is Yellow or Red,
burning is not allowed in the District.
The Idaho Dept. of Lands has closed all slash burning for the season
as of July 8
Recreational, cooking fires, small camping fires or warming fires, chimineas, and fire pits are allowed without a permit.
You must have a copy of your IDL permit and a copy of the District's burning regulations on hand while burning.
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!
The District's next scheduled Board of Fire Commissioners' Meeting will be held on Thursday, July 23rd at 10:00 a.m. followed by
a Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Workshop at Fire Station No. 1
located at 125 W. Hayden Ave., in Hayden.