Easy Access to Boise's Apparatus


The old Station 2, located on Ridenbaugh and Harrison Boulevard has been used by Medic 17 of the Ada County Paramedics.  Bids are now being placed for renovation of the station. A pre-bid acceptance meeting is set for October 22, 2014, at this station.

Pictured Above:  Reserve Fire Engine 5, which is the former Engine 12.  Currently, it is in storage, as a former Battalion rig is stationed at Station 5 for winter use on Bogus Basin Road.
The Apparatus of the Boise, ID Fire Department
Reserve Engine 5


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.

Note:  If you are wanting to schedule a tour, please contact the respective station you would like to tour and talk with the captain, or call the Administration Office to schedule your tour.  This site does not have the authority to do such scheduling.

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

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