BURN BAN lifted Sept 5, 2014. Please us care when burning.

Lifeflight in action at the new Fire Statin LZ

 Now Accepting Applications.

The Payette Fire Department is now accepting applications for Volunteer Firefighters. If you are 19 years or older and wish to help your community by becoming a volunteer firefighter stop by the fire station Mon - Fri and pick up an application.

2014 Call Stats

January 73
February 44 
March 71
April  54
May  71
June  80
July  76
August 55
September 62 
Total Runs 586

 Training Hours

January 195
February  337
March  223
April  140
May 112
June  137.5
July 124
August  146
Total  1432.5

Call Stats

2013 671
2012 678

 Training Hours

2013 1884.5
2012 1784

Smoke detector check and battery replacement

Payette Fire Department now provides Smoke Detector checks and battery replacements for Senior Citizens of Payette.  If you would like to help the Fire Department continue this program you can purchase and leave 9-Volt batteries at Darts True Value Hardware Store located on Main Street in Payette and we will pick them up.  Or  you can purchase 9-Volt batteries and leave them at City Hall or drop them off at the Fire Station.  Any questions call 642-6028.


National Fire News 




Future Payette Pirate Football Stars

Members of the Payette Fire Department made a show of support on 9/7/2014 for our future Payette Pirate Football stars.




Burn ban to be lifted

Payette City, Payette County and Malheur County will be lifting the burn ban on Sept 5. Burn permits are still required when burning. We also ask you to please be careful as the area is still extremely dry and a small burn can get out of control in seconds. It is also required that you have a way of extinguishing the fire and have a fire break around the burn. Before starting any burns you are required to contact Payette County Dispatch at 642-6006 ext 1175. 

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of fellow Firefighter & Brother Corey George on Aug 20, 2014


Corey served Payette City / Rural for more than 12 years and had received the  Snake River Valley Instructor of the Year Award. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2 PM at the Payette Community Center on South 7th St. in Payette. Link to full obituary for  Corey George



Third Annual Spaghetti Feed

Our third annual Spaghetti Feed was a great success. We would like to thank everyone who attended along with those who donated items for our raffle. 


Payette Primary School students visit fire station


Payette Christian Academy visits fire station


Payette Primary Fair


Driver and Attendants from Wicap train on smoke filled bus.

Fire Extinguisher Training for Student at the Payette High School

Members from the Payette Fire went to the Payette High School to give a class on extinguishing kitchen fires along with the proper use of fire extinguishers.
Mackenzie Henderson putting the Fire out!
Mrs. Mount learining to us a fire extinguisher.
Home Economics class



Recent Calls

Range Fire Payette Rural 9/6/2014

Payette Rural Fire was dispatched to a report of large flames on Little Willow Rd. near Dry Creek just after 9:00pm. Once in the area we found a aprox. 35 acres range fire burning in steep terrain. Mutual aid from New Plymouth and BLM were requested to assist on the fire. Payette Rural responded with a Command, 1 Heavy Brush, 1 Light Brush and a Water Tender. New Plymouth responded with a Command and Heavy Brush and BLM responded with a Battalion Chief, Supervisor, 3 Heavy Brush, 2 Dozers, 1 Helicopter, 1 Water Tender and 2 Hot Shot Teams. All Rural units from Payette & New Plymouth Fire were back in quarters by 12:00 the next day. The fire was mapped by BLM putting the size of the fire at 163 acres. BLM remained on scene continuing to mop up the fire. Thank you New Plymouth Fire and BLM for your assistance. 

Mutual Aid to Weiser Rural with Grass Fire on the Oregon Slope 8/27/2014

Payette Rural Fire received a request from Weiser Rural Fire for a water tender north of Weiser. Tender 652 with a crew of 2 responded and was out for 5 hours. During this time Payette Rural Fire was paged for a grass fire on the Oregon Slope. Chief 600 with 1 Heavy Brush and 2 Light Brush units responded keeping the fire from a House and Hay stack. Mutual aid from Ontario for a water tender was requested. 


Payette City fully involved barn fire 8/2/2014

Payette City Fire responded to a reported barn fire. On arrival units found a fully involved barn with extension to multiple exposures. Engine 601 laid approximately 400' of 5" supply line and made an attack using 2 1/2", 1 3/4" hose along with the deluge gun to control and extinguish the fire. The fire was out and hot spots were extinguished in just over 3 hours.


 Structure Fire Payette Rural 5/29/2014

Payette Rural fire along with Mutual aid from Weiser Rural responded to a two story structure fire on the edge of our adjoining districts. On arrival Chief 600 found a two story structure with basement fully involved with a power line on the D side making an attack of the D side unsafe until Idaho Power could cut the power to the line. Due to construction and extent of the fire we were unable to gain access to the interior of the structure. No one was home at the time of the fire and no firefighters were hurt during the fire suppression. The structure was a total loss.


Now Accepting Applications.

The Payette Fire Department is now accepting applications for Volunteer Firefighters. If you are 19 years or older and wish to help your community by becoming a volunteer firefighter stop by the fire station Mon - Fri and pick up an application.


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