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Through our offices in Boise, Coeur d’ Alene, and Idaho Falls, our staff of nine dedicated individuals works with a broad spectrum of customers in both the public and private sectors. By statute we are responsible for:

  • Adoption of the fire code as a minimum standard for the state
  • Prescribing regulations and making rules related to the fire code
  • Plan review on all new and remodeled state buildings for compliance with adopted fire codes
  • Inspecting/testing new fire sprinkler systems and fire alarm systems in all new and remodeled state buildings
  • Collecting information on all fires in the state of Idaho
  • Reviewing all plans for single service fire sprinkler systems installed in our state
  • Licensing fireworks wholesale and import business
  • Compliance, by cigarette manufacturers, with the Idaho’s law for reduced ignition propensity by ensuring cigarettes sold in Idaho meet our new safety standards
  • Training and technical assistance provided to local authorities who apply the provisions of the state adopted fire code
  • Serving as an avenue for appealing a local code application before it goes to district court
  • Serving as the chief arson investigator for the state of Idaho

We also provide assistance to our customers by:

  • Providing assistance to local fire jurisdictions with plan reviews, inspections and code interpretations
  • Conducting classes in fire investigation, code application and incident reporting
  • Answering questions for:
    • Architects
    • Engineers
    • Fire Code Officials
    • Developers
    • Attorneys
    • Elected Officials
    • Law Enforcement
    • Individual Citizens
  • Participating in numerous arson task forces throughout the state as well as regional chiefs’ associations
  • Participating in the development of fire and life safety standards on the national level
  • Serving as an active member of the Idaho State Land Resource Coordinating Council
  • Working with the Northwest Insurance Council to establish an Arson hotline and a reward for information program.