Easy Access to Boise's Apparatus

LISTEN TO BOISE FIRE LIVE - Listen to Boise Fire Live at the more visible link on this Welcome Page.


All of the station pages for this site are now complete.  Stations 1,7, and 14's engine company pictures will be updated by the end of the weekend.  The main directory page will have the new pages listed for navigation by next week. (9/18/2015)


Click on this link - Boise Fire Live - to listen to all of the actions, operations, training, and dispatches of the Boise Fire Department.  No need to buy a high-priced digital scanner, when you can listen anywhere you have an Internet connection. 


Engine 1 and 7 have received new Pierce Arrow XT engines.  The former Spartan/BME engines are now in reserve status.


The fire department has moved to the 700 MHz frequencies permanently as of Tuesday, June 30 at 1000 hours.  The old frequencies will be used for tactical channels for wildland fires and for BLM channels.


Pictured Above:  Engine 10 is a Spartan chassis with a Boise Mobile Equipment body.  In this photo, Engine 10 is filling from a hydrant source at a structure fire in an apartment off of West Chinden Boulevard.
The Apparatus of the Boise, ID Fire Department
Boise Fire Department Historical Photo - 1910 Engine 1 running out of Station 1

A volunteer fire department was formed for fire protection in the growing city of Boise in 1876.  Because of fierce competition between the three different departments, in 1902, the city council voted to abolish the volunteer fire services and create a city-operated service.  This became the Boise Fire Department.

The focus of this site is to highlight the apparatus, both past and present.  Boise has, I think, the best apparatus in the country, and these apparatus change through the years and will into the future as Boise grows even more than the current 415,000 service area, as well as surrounding communities such as Meridian, Kuna, Star, and Eagle.

Welcome to this site.  If you like (or love) fire apparatus, this site is dedicated to those who have helped with the information.  I have taken all of the pictures on this site.  I hope that you enjoy the apparatus pictures as much as I enjoy the apparatus. If you have any questions, please let me know on the Contact Form.

Note:  If you are wanting to schedule a tour, please contact the respective station you would like to tour and talk with the captain, or call the Administration Office to schedule your tour.  This site does not have the authority to do such scheduling.

Please do not copy the pictures on any of the pages, as they are copyrighted.

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