SOUTH WEST IDAHO

South West Idaho offers a high quality and active lifestyle.  Golfing, skiing, biking, shopping, restaurants and family friendly activies.  Why choose one when you can have it all!  

For more area information please visit  https://visitidaho.org/ .

TREASURE VALLEY FIRE COOPERATIVE

The Treasure Valley Fire Cooperative is comprised of five West Treasure Valley Fire Departments.  Click on the logos below to learn more about each individual Department and City.  

CALDWELL FIRE DEPARTMENT INFO

Caldwell Fire & Rescue was established in 1892 and is comprised of two career stations within the City of Caldwell and one unstaffed rural station.  We currently serve an area of over 130 square miles with a total City/ Rural population of 62,000.  We currently have 36 career shift personnel who work a 48/96 schedule, 3 Chief Officers and 2 Administrative Assistants.  Duties include Fire Suppression, EMS, Technical Rescue, Public Education, HazMat.  In 2015 the department responded to over 4,908 requests for emergency service, including 57 working structure fires.

CITY OF CALDWELL INFORMATION

Population:  52,500 (Est. 2016)

Caldwell is the home of two magnificent golf courses, along with green belts and walking paths for your recreational needs. There are many parks providing opportunities for swimming, softball, soccer, volleyball, and playground equipment for the children.
 
The Idaho wine industry is an ever-growing attraction which simply cannot be missed!  Be sure to get your copy of the Idaho Wine Country Map and begin your adventure in the Snake River Appellation today!

Caldwell is the County seat for Canyon County. The County Courthouse is the hub of county government.  The Canyon County Fair, the  Caldwell Night Rodeo (a national top 5 ranked event) and the Buckaroo Breakfast are just a few of the places and events celebrated by the  City of Caldwell.

Caldwell is home of  College of Idaho, the Nation's #1 small liberal arts college. Agriculture continues to be a huge strength in and around Caldwell, but diversity of the business community is part of our growth. Proudly, Caldwell is also the foundation community of the J.R. Simplot Company. Today, the Simplot Company continues to be one of the world’s largest processors and producers of frozen food products.

EAGLE FIRE DEPARTMENT INFO

Eagle Fire Department is an all hazard career fire department responding to and managing a variety of emergency incidents ranging from fire, hazardous materials, technical rescue, medical emergencies, vehicle collisions/extrication's and wildland incidents.

In addition to emergency responses, the Department actively engages in community risk reduction through training and education with residents, business owners, schools and community groups. 

CITY OF EAGLE INFORMATION

Population:  26,930

Eagle is a uniquely beautiful, friendly and family-oriented community nestled in the Boise foothills. Our lovely country setting, of some 26,930 citizens, offers a rich assortment of amenities for residents, businesses and visitors making it the place you'll want to live, work and play.

Our surprisingly mild climate encourages outdoor activities year-round. You can enjoy: fly fishing in the spectacular Boise River, strolling or biking along the Boise River greenbelt on over 12 miles of trails, golfing on one of four beautiful courses, whitewater kayaking on the Payette River, mountain biking on our world-class bike park jointly operated with Ada County with more than 85 acres of trails and a BMX track, and water skiing on any of our great reservoirs and parks. If that’s not enough, great snow skiing and snowboarding are just an hour away!

KUNA FIRE DISTRICT INFO

Kuna Rural Fire District was established in 1951 and provides fire protection, 911 ALS ambulance service, rescue services and wildland fire protection to 110 square miles.   The District is a mix of urban, rural, agriculture and wildland areas.  The District provides protection services for the City of Kuna, the southern portion of Ada County, and a portion of south east Canyon County.

The City of Kuna is located just 8 miles south of Interstate 84, and is part of the Boise Metro Area that consists of a population of approx 664,420.  Kuna is conveniently located within a 10 to 15 minute drive to Boise, Meridian or Nampa.  The fire district population of Kuna is 26,000.

CITY OF KUNA INFORMATION

Population:  18,400 (Estimated 2016)

Nestled in the Treasure Valley between two mountain ranges, surrounded by lavish green farmland, and river valleys winding through its core and trimming its outskirts, calling Kuna home is definitely a pleasure. Forbes Magazine has listed this area in the “Top 10 Places for Business and Careers”.  Kuna has easy access to the interstate, Boise Airport, the State Capital, state of the art hospitals and railways.  Community events include, Kuna Days, Night Light Christmas Parade, Art shows, Performing Art Center performances and the weekly Farmer’s Market.  Kuna offers a variety of excellent education and is also closely located to higher-education opportunities for residents.  There is an array of parks, public lands, recreation, and trails.  Kuna allows the freedom to explore new ideas and opportunities, raise a family in a close-knit community, and enjoy a lifestyle full of benefits.  

MERIDIAN FIRE DEPARTMENT INFO

Meridian Fire Department’s mission is to protect and enhance our community through professionalism and compassion. We provide fire protection, rescue services, and medical first response to the citizens and visitors to Meridian.

The Operations Division is divided into three shifts that staff four engine companies, a ladder company, and is overseen by a shift Battalion Chief.  Meridian Fire has 5 fully staffed fire stations.  The firefighters work a 48 hour on duty and a 96 hour off duty shift schedule to provide 24 hour a day emergency response, 365 days a year. In addition to the time that our firefighters spend responding to emergency calls, they spend many additional hours enhancing the safety of our community by training for emergencies, conducting fire safety classes and friendly firefighter visits, performing car seat installations, installing smoke detectors, and interacting positively with our community through a variety of other activities.

CITY OF MERIDIAN INFORMATION

Population:  91,400 (Estimated 2016)

The Boise Valley has been discovered and is recognized nationally as a destinaton for businesses and families to locate. Meridian, strategically located at the center of this metropolitan area, is a developing star in a growing market of opportunity.  Progressive, innovative, and responsible are words reflecting our results-oriented achievements driving us to become the New Star of the West.  While others talk, we work to make things happen.  We invite you to visit our city and consider how you can be a part of our vision and achieve your goals in Meridian.

Excellence in education is a high priority in Meridian.  The continued tradition of success has led to Meridian's "blue ribbon" designation, one of the highest honors in the state.  One of the reasons for the award... approx 70% of graduates go on to college.  To improve the quality of education, professional technical and medical arts charter schools have been created offering real world education and skills.

​Meridian maintains a family-centered approach to ensure that youth are a primary focus in our community.  Creating an array of wholesome family festivals and events make Meridian a great place to raise a family.

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NAMPA FIRE DEPARTMENT INFO

Nampa Fire Department’s mission is “To honorably serve our community in a safe, prompt, professional manner”.  We provide fire protection, rescue services, and medical first response to the citizens and visitors of Nampa from 5 stations.  The Operations Division is divided into three shifts that staff 5 Engines, a Truck, and one Battalion Chief who oversees the shift.  Each of our engines are staffed and equipped to provide Advanced Life Support.  When not running emergency calls crews can be found training, conducting fire safety classes at local schools, giving tours of their stations, installing smoke detectors and many other activities that get us involved with our local community.
  

CITY OF NAMPA INFORMATION

Population:  90,800 (Estimated 2016)

Nampa is part of the Boise-Nampa Metro area (Idaho's largest metropolitan area).
  
Nampa is located about 20 miles west of Boise along Interstate 84, and 6 miles west of Meridian. Nampa is a principal city of the Boise-Nampa Metropolitan Area (Idaho's largest metropolitan area), and is centrally and ideally located to reach all western U.S. markets.

Nampa has become not only the retail and restaurant hub of the western Boise Valley, but is home to many successful food processing and manufacturing companies. The City of Nampa's target industries of food processing, agribusiness, technology and manufacturing continue to flourish, while back office/shared services, recreation technology, healthcare and bio sciences take on a peaking interest and are industries that are emerging quickly.

The city has access to highway, air and rail, and is located just 400 miles from the seaport terminal of Portland, OR, and 360 miles Northwest of Salt Lake City, UT.  Nampa's central location allows a market reach to over 66 million consumers within a 750-mile radius.  The Boise airport is located less than 5 miles from downtown Boise and handles more than 3 million travelers each year.

In Nampa, you will do more than live and work, you will thrive in an environment rich in endless natural beauty, local history, culture and economic well-being.  Nampa has a long history of providing a business friendly atmosphere, low operating costs, skilled employees and a great quality of life.  

STAR FIRE DISTRICT INFO


The Star Fire Protections District Operations is divided into three shifts that staff one engine, one Brush Truck, and Tender. The firefighters work a 48 hour on duty and a 96 hour off duty shift schedule to provide 24 hour a day emergency response, 365 days a year. In addition to the time that our firefighters spend responding to emergency calls, they spend many additional hours enhancing the safety of our community by training for emergencies, conducting fire safety classes and friendly firefighter visits, installing smoke detectors, and interacting positively with our community through a variety of other activities. Star Fire District also has a Maintenance Division that services and maintains a majority of apparatus in our area through a Joint Powers Agreement.
 
  
The Star Fire Protection District was formed in 1952. It currently serves approximately 11,000 persons within the 55 square miles that represents the total service area, which straddles the county line 70% of which is in Ada County and 30% is in Canyon County. The service area includes the City of Star, portions of the City of Eagle, portions of the City of Middleton and unincorporated areas of Ada and Canyon Counties.
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CITY OF STAR INFORMATION

Population:  11,200 
  
In 1905, Star incorporated and established city limits reaching four miles in all directions.
Today the City of Star is growing rapidly as a family friendly, business friendly, fiscally responsible community with recreational opportunities in a safe and attractive environment.