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 Full Time Fire Chief, an Administrative Assistant, a Station Captain, and six shift Firefighter/EMT's along with 30 Paid Call/Stipend Volunteers. 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 1 located at 205 N Broadway and Buhl Rural Fire Protection Districts Station 2 at 19266 US HWY. 30.
We operate with 2 Quick Response Units, 3 Type 1 Engines, 1 78' Ladder Truck, 2 3000 Gal. Water Tenders, 1 Extrication/Rescue Unit, 3 Type 6 Brush Patrols, 1 Type 4 Brush Engine, and a Command Vehicle.
In 2021, the Buhl Fire Department responded to 1437 calls for service. These calls include service, fire, extrication, HazMat, and EMS/Rescue calls. This averages out to be 3.9 calls for emergency services response per day.
The population served is roughly 10,000 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 for Paid Call EMT's and Firefighter's. Please contact Station 1 for further information.
Chief Andrew Stevens - 2401
BFD Station 1
205 Broadway Ave. North
Buhl, ID 83316
Station Captain Gabriel Hammett - 2402
Firefighter/EMT Seth Christensen - 2405
Firefighter/EMT Tommy Higgins - 2406
Firefighter/EMT Brian McGowan - 2408
Firefighter/EMT Jared Nebeker - 2404
Firefighter/EMT Kasey Clements - 2411
Administrative Assistant Cassidy Thompson - 2414