All Boise Firefighters are state licensed at the level of Emergency Medical Technician or higher. In January 2006, the department received an Advanced Life Support (ALS) license. Currently, there are 11 Firefighter/Paramedics on each of the three shifts that staff up to 8 Advanced Life Support Engine Companies.
ACCESS (Ada County/City Emergency Services System)
The Boise Fire Department is a part of the ACCESS, which includes the following agencies; Ada County Paramedics, Boise Fire Department, Eagle Fire District, Kuna Fire District, and Meridian Fire Department. This system approach was formalized in July 2013 through a Joint Powers Agreement. The agreement means two important things for those who live, work in or visit Ada County:
- For Patients: By creating unified operating procedures and consistent medical protocols, Boise Valley residents can be confident that they will receive the highest level of care regardless of where their emergency occurs.
- For Taxpayers: Working together to provide unified emergency response will reduce waste and remove duplication in expenses –- without reducing quality of service.
For more information on ACCESS click here.
Trauma Intervention Program
The Boise Fire Department, along with all first responders in Ada County, partners with the Trauma Intervention Program. The Trauma Intervention Program is a volunteer based program that provides caring and compassionate aid to family members and witnesses after car crashes, fires and other traumatic events, including a sudden death.
For More information on TIP click here.
Boise Fire encourages everyone to learn hands-only CPR. It could save a life! To find a class, click here.
Pulsepoint is an app that is available to our citizens to assist in saving a life. Download the app and you will be notified if CPR is needed within a quarter mile of your location.
For more information on downloading PulsePoint click here.