Located within the City of Spirit Lake, Idaho, the SPIRIT LAKE FIRE PROTECTION
DISTRICT was formed in 1978. Over the years the fire protection
district expanded from a small volunteer fire district to its present
status which is staffed by paid and volunteer personnel.
The District provides service to the town of Spirit Lake, Blanchard,
and Vay Community. Spirit Lake, Idaho is located in Kootenai
County. Blanchard and Vay are located in Bonner County and the
boundaries cover 120 square miles and was
formed after the need for fire protection in rural areas proved
necessary. The Area protected at that time was a small rural
city, which included summer lake homes, and rural farming communities.
Today, the District is well recognized in the community and in both counties. It
receives support from citizens and local businesses whenever needed,
and the District thanks the community for their continued support
regarding Fire and Emergency Medical Services, without community
support, our efforts would go without notice. The
DISTRICT provides Fire and Emergency Medical Services to approximately
7,350 people, which reside in both Kootenai and Bonner County. The
majority of the firefighter and medical personnel are dual trained. When
an emergency call comes in, they are toned and respond within minutes.
The District is also supported by an auxiliary organization known
as the Spirit Lake Fire Auxiliary. The Auxiliary supports the Fire District and fire personnel when needed.