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Dedication To Service And Community

  • Burn Season
    Burn Season
    The period between May 10 and October 20 is referred to as the “closed burn season” in Idaho. During this period, burners must obtain a fire safety burn permit from the Idaho Department of Lands before conducting any open burning.  Read more
  • Ready! Set! Go!
    Ready! Set! Go!
    Ready! Set! Go! is an important program designed to tell residents how to prepare for possible evacuation and what steps should be followed to do so safely, saving lives and decreasing risk to emergency personnel. Read more
  • Hoarding & Fire
    Hoarding & Fire
    Do you have a person in your life who may be a hoarder? Hoarding is a condition where a person has persistent difficulty discarding personal possessions. Read more
  • Fire Safety Checklist
    Fire Safety Checklist
    Older adults are more likely to die in home fires because they may move slower or have trouble hearing the smoke alarm. Make sure the people you know are prepared and safe. Read more


The current fire danger is: MODERATE

There are NO
burn restrictions in affect for:
Boundary County

Burn permits are NOT 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 2016Extrication Training