Boise Fire Department
News Release

Dennis Doan
Boise Fire Chief

Contact: Char Jackson
(208) 570-6548


Thursday, May 25, 2017

Boise Fire Department Training Exercise


Boise Fire Department Training Exercise

High-rise fire training

Where: 1212 W. Jefferson, Boise

When: May 16-20 (Media invited to attend 9:30 a.m.-11:00 p.m. on May 17)

Motorists in the area of Jefferson and 12th Street can expect to see fire trucks May 16-20 as a part of a Boise Fire Department training exercise. The training took place at Boise State University for many years but this year, thanks to Rafanelli & Nahas, we are able to use the Boise Plaza for training. The day-long event helps prepare firefighters for conditions commonly encountered during high-rise building fires. The exercise involves several engine companies, truck companies, battalion chiefs and training officers.

The Boise Fire Department will coordinate with other local fire departments to conduct three sessions per day at 9 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3:40 p.m., with department personnel and truck companies rotating for each session.

Crews will drill on high-rise operations with a specific focus on the following areas:  basic tactics such as standpipe operations for supplying firefighting water, search, rescue and lobby functions. Lobby functions include controlling building systems and identifying and establishing means of travel in the building (stairways, elevators, etc.). 

Signs will be posted notifying motorists and people in the area that this is only a training exercise.

Media are invited to be on site from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday May 17. Interviews will be available with Boise Fire personnel. Please meet on the corner of Jefferson and 12th Street near the Fire Training sign.