About Us

Fire Chief Dennis Doan

Chief Doan

Chief Doan started his career with the Boise Fire Department in 1991 as an entry level Firefighter and was an original member of the Hazardous Materials Team. Dennis continued his service in the Operations Division as he advanced to the rank of Senior Firefighter in 1995 and then promoted to Captain in 2002. He was awarded Boise City Firefighter of the Year in 2003 for his work as a lobbyist for Idaho firefighters and received the American Red Cross 2004 Real Hero Award and 2014 Spirit of the Red Cross Award. He was President of the Professional Fire Fighters of Idaho (PFFI) from 1999 to 2004 and lobbyist from 1997. He was named Department Director of the year in 2011. He is also a graduate of the U.S. Fire Administration's National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer Program and a member of the Boise Downtown Rotary.

Dennis founded the Idaho Fallen Firefighters Foundation and was instrumental in establishing the Idaho Fallen Firefighters Memorial.  He was appointed Boise's fourteenth Fire Chief in the history of the Department on February 12, 2008 by Mayor Bieter and City Council. Chief Doan is a member of the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) and is the current president of the Southwest Idaho Fire and EMS Chiefs Association. He has an Associate’s Degree in Fire Science from Boise State University and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Business Administration degree from Northwest Nazarene University. While attending NNU, Dennis was invited and received into membership by both Delta Mu Delta and Phi Delta Lambda International Honor Societies and currently serves on the  Red Cross of Greater Idaho Board.

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Boise Fire Department's Mission Statement

Our mission is to empower our team members with a positive, engaging and professionally challenging environment, and provide them with the standards, infrastructure and training needed for superior service to our community.

 Vision Statement

"Our contribution to making Boise the most livable city in the country is to become the nation’s premier fire department. Through innovative leadership, we set the standard of excellence for superior prevention and response."

Boise Fire Department serves a population of nearly 225,000 residents in Idaho's largest city of the state. Emergency response services are delivered from 17 fire stations located throughout the city in a 130+ square mile response area. The department employs 282 Union and City employees within the three divisions: Administration, Operations and Fire Prevention. The Department has an annual operating budget of $57M and a capital budget in excess of $2.7M.

The Administration Office is open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. and is closed for all local government-recognized holidays.

Administration Office
City Hall West
333 N. Mark Stall Place
Boise, Idaho 83704

Phone: (208) 570-6500
Fax: (208) 570-6586