Filer Fire Department
Fire/Rescue Division consist of two different entities, the city fire department and the fire district. Working together these two entities provides Fire/Rescue services for a 132 sq. mile area, and a population of about 8,000. The Fire/Rescue Division has an operating staff of 26 Personnel. All the personnel are on a "paid-on-call" status, comprised of 1 Chief, 1 Assistant Chief, 2 Captains, 2 Lieutenants, and 20 Firefighters. Of the 20 Firefighters, 2 are Safety Officers, and 2 are Training Officers. The Fire Division operates with 2 Structure Engines, 1 Ladder Truck, 1 Urban Interface Structure Pumper, 1 Wild Land Engine, 1 Water Tender/Structure Engine, 1 Water Tender, 1 Rescue Structure Engine and 2 Command Vehicle.
The Fire/Rescue Division responds to, and provides service for, fire suppression, auto extrication, confined space rescue, wild land /urban interface firefighting, and basic life support (BLS). The Fire/Rescue Division is also involved in public education, code enforcement, and hazardous material response. The Fire Division also has a Fire Prevention Bureau, and is a member of M.V.E.R.T.(Magic Valley Emergency Response Team) M.V.E.R.T. is a regional HAZMAT Team formed exclusively for protecting the Magic Valley area, and is composed of area Fire Department members specifically trained in HAZMAT Responses. We also provide assistance to the Magic Valley Special Operations Response Team which consist of high and low angle rescue along with confined space rescue.