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.
During the first week of Kindergarten and 3rd grade students from Payette Primary School along with children from Sheri Schuster Day Care visited the Fire Station learning about fire safety along with getting a tour of our aparatus. Below are a few photos from the tours.
Sheri Schuster Day Care
Members from Payette Fire take their turn getting dunked at Harmon Killebrew Days 4/18/2015.
Payette Rural placed into service a 2015 Ford F-550 4X4 brush truck. This truck carries 500 gallon tank, BB4 fire pump, Duel hose reels along with a wildland monitor.
Payette City & Payette Rural Fire have jointly built Light Rescue 655. 655 originally started as a type 6 Brush truck and was in service until Payette Rural purchased a new 2014 Ford F550 and built a new brush truck. 655 was then stripped of its old cascade, Pump and water tank then sent off to a local body shop for body repair and painting. A new cascade unit was installed along with boxes. 655 now holds all of our extrication equipment that was split between our city & rural engines and is first out for all extractions. Below is a before and after picture of the transformation.
Payette City Fire responded to a trailer fire on March 10 just after 12:30. On arrival Fire Chief Steve Castenada found a fully involved trailer threatening multiple exposures. Crews from Payette City, Payette Rural were able to knock down the fire within 13 minutes. Ontario Fire was mutual aided to assist with an engine and manpower. The fire extended to an adjacent trailer along with radiant heat damage to a third trailer. Crews were out 3 hours on mop up and investigation.
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.