PROVIDING FIRE PROTECTION AND PARAMEDIC LEVEL EMS SERVICE TO SOUTHERN BLAINE COUNTY

Chief Bart Lassman
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Wood River Fire & Rescue Overview

The Wood River Fire Protection District, which does business as Wood River Fire and Rescue, is located in south central Idaho and provides fire and EMS service to a fluctuating population of approximately 16,000. In 1974 the Fire District was established as a political subdivision of the State of Idaho and is governed by a Board of Fire Commissioners. The Fire District is known as a combination fire department and currently employs twelve full time members and 24 paid-on call first responders with an operating budget of $2,018,624.00 .00 for the 2015/2016 fiscal year.

The District provides fire protection and Paramedic level emergency medical response from three facilities. This coverage encompasses approximately 150 square miles for fire protection and 1,500 square miles emergency medical services. The Fire District employs a full time fire chief, assistant fire chief, office manager, three captains, four lieutenants and two senior engineers. All of our full time line personnel are Idaho Licensed Paramedics, Advanced or Basic EMT’s. Major equipment includes one ladder truck, two engines, two engine/tenders, one brush engine, one heavy rescue, and three ambulances. The primary focus of the Fire District delivery system is public/safety & education, prevention, fire suppression, emergency medical services, and technical rescue. Wood River Fire Protection District’s fire protection insurance rating is a class four (4) for structures within five miles of a fire station and an approved water supply of 30,000 gallons or greater.
BASIC STATISTICS
2016
Property Valuation Fire District$ 800,301,654.00
Fire District Mill Levy0.0011149
2015/16 Fire Budget$ 963,100.00
2015/16 Ambulance Budget$ 1,055,524.00
Estimated Population Served:16,000
Number of Incidents for 2015:779
Fires27
Rescue & EMS Calls618
Other134
Number of Personnel:
Full Time12
Paid-Call / Volunteers24
Total36
Number of Paramedics:
Full Time7
Volunteer2
Total9
Number of EMT's:
Full Time4
Volunteer11
Total14
Number of Fire Stations3
Lowest Fire Insurance RatingClass 4
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