Priest River Fire Department

Find Priest River Idaho fire departments, city fire stations, firefighters, brigades, chiefs, inspectors, marshals, and local volunteers. Fire departments provide information on fire risk assessment, permits, fire alarms, and safety guidance.


West Pend Oreille Fire District 202 Cedar Street Priest River ID 83856 208-448-2035


About Priest River Fire Departments

Priest River Fire Departments provide fire protection and emergency response services to the Priest River, ID community with a mission to prevent the loss of life and property. In addition to responding to calls for fire suppression, Priest River Fire Departments respond to medical emergencies, incidents involving hazardous materials, rescue calls, and motor vehicle or other accidents.

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  • 9-1-1 emergencies and first response
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  • Priest River Fire Department jobs and employment
Fire Departments in Priest River

Priest River Fire Departments may be staffed with paid professional firefighters, volunteers, or a combination of the two. Professional Fire Services in Idaho are organized around a central command with response units, known as fire companies, geographically dispersed throughout Bonner County. Priest River Volunteer Fire Departments are organized with a similar structure or as independent Bonner County Fire departments and districts with their own fire company.

First Response and Fire Emergencies in Priest River, ID

In an emergency situation, 911 calls are received at a designated public safety answering point (PSAP). The Priest River PSAP routes the call to the appropriate dispatch agency, which coordinates the Priest River Fire Dept response. The responding Fire House may be determined based on geographic location or the resource needed for the call, such as an aerial ladder, fire hose, fire truck, water pumper, tanker truck, brush fire vehicle, rescue vehicle, or paramedic emergency services. In many cases, multiple Fire Stations and fire engines are dispatched to the emergency.

Priest River Fire Code Inspections

Fire prevention education is part of Fire Department operations under the authority of the Priest River Fire Marshal. Fire prevention involves the enforcement of the Bonner County and Idaho Fire Code and is closely associated with the building code and building permitting process. The Fire Marshal is involved in the plan review process for new construction or renovation projects and is responsible for ensuring that Fire Code requirements are met before signing off on design plans. Other common fire prevention efforts include educational programs in Priest River schools, public information campaigns, smoke detector distribution programs, and outreach at public events. The Priest River Fire Marshal also investigates structure fires to determine their causes.