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As of 10-1-21, the recruitment drive, testing and interviews have been postponed until further notice due to escalating COVID -19 pandemic concerns. Please continue to check in on our website for updates to the recruitment drive. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

See below for general information about the recruitment drive.

Volunteer Firefighter Recruitment Drive

Being a volunteer emergency responder is a rewarding experience and an extraordinary way to serve your community. It takes dedication, sacrifice, leadership, and mental/physical stamina. Almost 1 million Idaho residents live in an area supported by volunteer or combination fire departments. To keep these residents safe, it’s critical that individuals continue volunteering for local emergency response departments. Currently, there are more than 5,000 volunteer emergency responders across Idaho, but more are needed! If you’re interested in becoming a volunteer or resident firefighter, apply by clicking the link below or by filling out an application at Selkirk Fire Station #1 (1123 Lake St Sandpoint, ID 83864). See below for details:

-Recruitment Drive (POSTPONED Until Further Notice!)

-Physical agility testing and interviews (POSTPONED Until Further Notice!)

-Go to to register, all applications will be held until testing has been rescheduled.

-For questions, please call 208-263-3502

-Please bring appropriate clothing for physical activity and a change of clothes as well as snacks/lunch.

-Interviews will follow the physical agility testing. Formal attire is not required for the interviews.

-Must be 18 years old to apply.


Click Here to Apply:

Burn Permit Reminder

Sandpoint Burn Permits

As a reminder and by city ordinance, the residents of the City of Sandpoint are allowed to burn brush, grass, weeds, and cuttings from trees, lawns or gardens. However, a resident must first obtain a burn permit from the City of Sandpoint and check with the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), Air Quality Advisory hot line to insure burning is allowed each day before they burn.

IDL Permits for Sagle and Westside Fire Districts

For all residents that live in the Sagle and Westside Fire Districts must apply for an Idaho Department of Lands permit between May 10th and October 20th. This does not apply to City of Sandpoint residents.

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. 
Please email the following information to Tammy Miller at regarding Bonner County Location Permits: 
1.) Platt
2.) Bonner County sign-off form
3.) Site plan
4.) Cistern receipt (If applicable)