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We are excited to announce that KCFR is creating an eligibility list for 56-hour Firefighter/EMT and Firefighter/Paramedic positions! 

Application Deadline is September 24, 2021

Please click one of the links below to learn how to become part of the KCFR Team:

FF/EMT: Firefighter/EMT
FF/Paramedic: Firefighter/Paramedic

Public Safety Testing (PST) administers our preliminary employment examinations for emergency response positions.

PST Upcoming Test and Event Calendar for Spokane:

- Spokane CPAT (September 18th - 19th)
- In-Home Firefighter Written Exams (August - September)



UPDATE: Tuesday 9/21/21 - We have moved our fire danger to moderate.  Burn permits are being issued for residential yard waste, burn barrels, & small slash piles not exceeding five feet high or five feet wide.

Recreational fires, cooking fires, and small camping fires consisting of clean wood do NOT require a permit. 

You can get your no cost 10 day burn permits online at the Idaho Department of Lands -

Please burn responsible and check the Air Quality Hotline at 1-800-633-6247 (option #3 for Kootenai County) or you can go online to for conditions prior to burning.  If the air quality is GREEN, burning is allowed. If it is Yellow, a voluntary burn ban is in effect.  If it is RED burning is NOT allowed in the District. 

A copy/picture of your burn permit must be onsite while burning. If you should have any questions, please call our office M-F at 208-777-8500.

Fire Restriction Hotline: 1-844-433-4737 or 


Sign up for Kootenai County emergency notification system.
By opting into the Alert! Kootenai emergency notification system, you will be informed before, during, and after incidents that could impact your safety.

For more information:
Online - or (click here)
Phone - (208) 446-1850
E-mail -

Special Budget Amendment Hearing
Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at 1500 hrs (3:00pm) 
KCFR Headquarters Building, 1590 E. Seltice Way, Post Falls

Next Board of Fire Commissioner's Regular Monthly Meeting
Monday, October 18, 2021 at 1600 hrs (4:00 pm)
JDTC Building at 5271 E. Seltice Way, PF

All meetings are scheduled as in-person meetings, however to request an option for a Zoom meeting, please call 208-777-8500 by the Thursday prior to the meeting.

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