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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

Q. What is the ‘ISO’ rating for the Selkirk Fire delivery areas?
A. Call Idaho Surveying & Rating Bureau at 208/343-5483

Q. Do you have a volunteer firefighter program?
A. Yes. The Fire District is a combination career and volunteer department.

Q. Can I visit the Fire Station?
A. Yes. We highly encourage everyone to come and visit. Station tours can be scheduled by calling 208-263-3502

Q. Why is a fire engine sent when I call an ambulance?
A. Since all of our full-time firefighters are cross-trained as emergency medical technicians (intermediate), we can also provide emergency medical services on our fire engines. In order for us to respond quickly, we send a fire engine which gives us the ability to adapt to the various types of incidents that occur.

Q. What else does the fire district do other than firefighting?
A. We are trained in Emergency Medical Services, Hazardous Materials, Wildland Firefighting, High/Low Angle Rope Rescue, Confined Space Rescue, Trench Rescue, Marine Firefighting/Rescue, Vehicle Extrication.

Q. How will I know if DEQ allows burning on any given day?
A. Each day prior to burning, residents that have purchased the appropriate burn permit will need to call the DEQ, Air Quality Advisory hot line at 1-800-633-6247.

Bonner County Building Location Permit Approvals

Bonner County Building Permit approval from Westside and Sagle Fire Districts.
The Fire Chief or designee will be available every Tuesday 10am-12pm and every Friday 9am-11am to review requests at 1123 Lake St Sandpoint, ID (Selkirk Fire Station #1)
No appointment is needed, however, the schedule is subject to change due to fire emergencies, holidays, or other events. The Friday after Thanksgiving as well as Christmas and New Year's Eve, the Fire Chief will not be offering these open sessions.

Burning Updates

*Campfires are now allowed within an approved fire structure*

*Burn permits are issued by Idaho Department of Lands for residents outside of the incorporated City of Sandpoint*

*Burn Permits are currently not being issued for the incorporated City of Sandpoint properties*

*Open burning begins October 20th, 2021*