Easy Access to Boise's Apparatus


The slide show to the right displays various aspects of the Boise Fire Department Apparatus.

Boise Fire Department News:

March 7, 2014 -

1422 - Engine 10, Engine 33, Truck 41, and Battalion 3 on a gas leak at Target on Eagle and Chinden.

March 4, 2014 -

1345 - Engine 10 on a structure fire in Eagle.  This was a machine shop in which oily rags became ignited and then ignited the oil on the floor.  Engine 10 was sent to assist Eagle Fire and Meridian fire, who also responded.
The Apparatus of the Boise, ID Fire Department
Engine 1 before the logo change in 2012


A volunteer fire department was formed for fire protection in the growing city of Boise in 1876.  Because of fierce competition between the three different departments, in 1902, the city council voted to abolish the volunteer fire services and create a city-operated service.  This became the Boise Fire Department.

The focus of this site is to highlight the apparatus, both past and present.  Boise has, I think, the best apparatus in the country, and these apparatus change through the years and will into the future as Boise grows even more than the current 415,000 service area, as well as surrounding communities such as Meridian, Kuna, Star, and Eagle.

Welcome to this site.  If you like (or love) fire apparatus, this site is dedicated to those who have helped with the information.  I have taken all of the pictures on this site.  I hope that you enjoy the apparatus pictures as much as I enjoy the apparatus. If you have any questions, please let me know on the Contact Form.

Please do not copy the pictures on any of the pages, as they are copyrighted.

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