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Dedication To Service And Community

  • Extrication
    Extrication When & Where
    Since it's inception in 1975, the North Bench Vol Fire District (NBFD) has strived to provide the best possible services to it's residents and visitors. In that proud tradition NBFD continues to expand and excel in our fire and rescue services. Read more
  • New Tech
    New Tech
    In June of this year NBFD applied for funds through the Idaho department of Lands Volunteer Fire assistance grant. This grant was for new fire pagers and was awarded in the full amount requested. In July NBFD took delivery of new Unication G1 pagers. Read more
  • Power Outages
    Power Outages
    One subject not usually thought of during summer is power outages. Many challenges can be easily avoided with some proactive preparation. Read more
  • More Than a Sting
    More Than a Sting
    Over 50% of our calls are to assist with medical related issues. One of the topics we don't hear much about but really need to be aware of, especially during summer, are wasp and bee attacks. Read more


The current fire danger is:HIGH

There are NO
burn restrictions in affect for:
Boundary County

Burn permits are REQUIRED

For more information regarding burn permits and burn restrictions please contact the Idaho Department of Lands

Apply Online For A Burn Permit

Idaho Dept. of Lands

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Our Mission

To preserve life and property promote public safety and foster economic growth through leadership management and actions as an all risk life safety response provider.

Fire Chief: Gus Jackson Phone: (208) 267-8674 Address: 64464 Highway 2 East/3 Mile Bonners Ferry, ID 83805

Welcome to the North Bench Fire District website. From here you will be able to access the latest local news, get up-to-date information on burn bans & permits, pay your membership dues, get information related to volunteering and learn fire prevention and safety tips.

Chief JacksonMaking EntryClearing main hallChief Jackson instructing on how to contain a single room fire.Resetting for another round smoke trainingFire suppression trainingFirefighter evaluating roomFlames escaping though the door soon enveloped the entire wallStarting the fireFire PlumeIntense heatFlames rise over eavesClearing the room.Having some fun with a fellow department.Having some funGroup Photo 2016