Buhl Fire Department Profile:
The Buhl Fire Department is managed through a Joint Management Agreement between the City of Buhl and the Buhl Rural Fire Protection District. Currently the department consists of a Career Fire Chief, Assistant Fire Chief, 2 Lieutenants, and a full time Career Administrative Assistant along with 38 Paid on Call employees. The department provides a full range of services including fire suppression, extrication, emergency medical services, fire code enforcement, hazardous material response and Public Station Tours/Fire Prevention Education.
The Buhl Fire Department responds out of two stations. City of Buhl Station ! located at 205 N Broadway and Buhl Rural Fire Protection Districts Station 2 at 19266 US HWY. 30.
We operate with 2 Quick Response Ambulances, 3 Structural Firefighting Engines, 2 3000 Gal. Water Tenders, 1 Extrication/Rescue Unit, 3 Type 6 Brush Units, 1 Type 3 Brush Unit, and a Command Vehicle.
During 2014, the department responded to 1049 emergency responses. 242 Fire/Extrication/Haz-Mat calls and 807 EMS Quick Response calls. This averages out to be 2.9 calls for emergency services response per day.
The population served is roughly 9000 citizens and the response area for the department including The City of Buhl is 101 square miles. Much of this response area includes the Snake River, Highway 46, and the busy scenic by-way US State Highway 30 corridor.
The Buhl Fire Department is always accepting Applications of Paid on Call EMT's and Firefighter's. Please contact Station 1 for further information.
Interim Chief Andrew Stevens
BFD Station 1
205 Broadway Ave. North
Buhl, ID 83316
Lieutenant Paul Madalena
Firefighter/Engineer Jayson Wheeler