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Welcome to the Northern Lakes Fire Protection District’s Fire Prevention Bureau Page.  The Bureau is responsible for Fire Inspections, Plan Reviews, Fire Investigations, Code Enforcement, Public Information and Public Education. 

Since 2008 there has been a steady increase in the number of new structures constructed in the Northern Lakes Fire District. A priority of the Prevention Bureau is to ensure public safety by requiring buildings are constructed meeting the conditions of the adopted International Fire and Building Codes.  

We spend many hours every year out in the communities teaching fire education and prevention to civic groups, school groups and community groups.  Deputy Fire Marshal Chris Larson is at the forefront of establishing training programs for every age group in our communities.  Last year the Fire District visited with over 6,500 people that equated to nearly 500 hours of fire prevention education.

Please contact me at 208/772-5711 for by email at

Tyler Drechsel, Division Chief of Fire Prevention/Fire Marshal 

Serving Since 2003

The Northern Lakes Fire Protection District Prevention Bureau provides a wide variety of services for the district and community. These services include:

  • Inspections of public, commercial, and residential structures to ensure compliance with jurisdiction, state and federal fire codes.

  • Reviews and approvals of plan submittals for code compliance.

  • Assisting citizens and other agencies with code interpretation and information when requested.


Bureau personnel are available during normal business hours Monday - Friday. They can be reached by calling our administrative office in Hayden at 208-772-5711.

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