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The Northern Lakes Fire Protection District partners with the Kootenai County EMS System (KCEMSS) to provide ambulance and medical transport services to the citizens of our fire district from both our fire stations in Hayden and in Rathdrum. 

All of the District's 36 firefighters are also certified EMTs, including 15 paramedics. We responded to more than 5,000 EMS calls in 2020.

Please contact me with any questions or concerns by calling our offices in Hayden or by clicking on my photo for email.


EMS Chief Matt Dill

Serving since 2012

Northern Lakes Fire Protection District members spend a large amount of time training to maintain their skill set in helping to keep you and your family safe. They not only instruct other members of this industry locally and nationally, they also participate in local and national training to improve their skills and capabilities to better protect the public.


Fire Academy Live Fire Training 
May 2022

NLFPD Paramedics (Advanced Life Support Providers) also provide ALS services on an as-needed basis to the communities of Athol, Bayview, Spirit Lake, and Blanchard. They work in conjunction with our partner agencies of Timberlake Fire Protection District and Spirit Lake Fire Protection District to make sure that all citizens of the northern county have access to top-notch services from consummate professionals.


Emergency medical calls make up nearly 70% of the district's call volume, ranging from medical and trauma to rescue emergencies. NLFPD members are regularly recognized for their community contributions to life-saving efforts. 

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FF/EMT Jarrod Pitts recognized as
KCEMSS EMT of the Year 2016


FF/Paramedic Matt Usher recognized as KCEMSS Paramedic of the Year 2015


Green Shift Medic 51 crew (FF/Medic Alex Tull, FF/Medic Dan Schaefer, FF/AEMT Nick Waites) awarded 2022 Kootenai Health STEMI Champions (shown with Green Shift Battalion)


Crew members from Green Shift Battalion were awarded life saving commendations in May 2019 for actions taken on an emergency response that resulted in saving a life. Pictured from L-FF/Medic Dan Schaefer, FF/Medic Aaron O'Brien, Volunteer EMT Joe Mallrie, Engineer/EMT Bob Jaeger, Battalion Chief Brad Belmont. Not pictured-Captain Scott Hochberger & FF/Medic Bill Daniels

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