Lifestyle

Firefighting is a rewarding career aimed at protecting life and property and improving the community served. Firefighters put their life and safety on the line to protect the community by facing hazardous tasks under extreme pressure. They must work cooperatively as a team and possess courage, stamina and professionalism. It is a challenging and exciting career, which offers great pay and exceptional benefits, opportunities for advancement, and a family for life.

Work Schedule

After successfully completing Academy, our firefighters work 48 hour shifts on duty, followed by 96 hours off.

Ride Along Program

We are currently revising our Ride-Along program; therefore, we are not scheduling any ride-alongs at this time. Please check back on our website this summer for additional information on updates to this program

Women in Fire

Women bring unique abilities and critical qualifications to the fire service. Women interested in a career in fire are encouraged to apply.

Physical Fitness

Strength and fitness preparation is a crucial step in the successful completion of the physical demands of the Boise Fire Academy. Below are some resources for advanced physical training in targeted areas. Please understand that these resources are only a recommendation and will not guarantee employment.