Fire Department

We are dedicated to preserving life, property, and the environment. It is our goal to be trained to the highest level of current technology and provide service to our community. We are committed to the principles of respect, accountability, teamwork, and service. We appreciate and recognize the value of each member. We stand united.

Chubbuck Fire is a combination fire department. This means that there are fulltime and part-time personnel that staff the station and respond to emergency and non-emergency situations.

Chubbuck Fire has 10 fulltime personnel and up to 45 part-time or Pay-Call staff. Shift staffing is made up of 2 to 3 fulltime people and 1 to 2 pay-call people per 24 hour shift.

Chubbuck Fire runs out of 1 station and is responsible for the City of Chubbuck as well as 2 fire districts which is approximately 200 square miles and a population of approximately 25,000 people.

Contact Us

Merlin Miller
Fire Chief

4727 Yellowstone
Chubbuck ID 83202
(208) 237-3212

Tours & Safety Presentations

To schedule a fire station tour or any other type of fire and life safety presentation please contact:

Merlin Miller
Fire Chief
(208) 237-3212


  • Fire suppression
  • EMS (BLS) non-transport
  • Hazardous materials (operations level) response
  • Rescue (auto extrication)
  • Casualty response for Idaho Health District Region 6
  • Prevention / inspection / investigation

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I get a burn permit?

Open burning permits to burn garden waste or tree branches can be purchased for the City of Chubbuck, North Bannock County Fire District and the Eastern Power County Fire District at the Chubbuck Fire Station. Permits are not needed for campfires. The campfire shall not to exceed 3 feet in diameter, 2 feet high, and 25 feet from a building or property line.

Can I get my blood pressure checked at the fire station?

Yes. Chubbuck Fire offers this free service at all fire stations. Please know that crews might be absent from the station due to emergency calls or training activities.

What type of fire extinguisher is best for my home?

A multi-purpose fire extinguisher is best for the home. Look for and extinguisher with a rating of at least 2A:10B:C on the label. These types of extinguishers can be used on any type of fire commonly occurring in the home. They will often be labeled “ABC” or “All Purpose” and can be purchased in most large home-improvement or hardware stores.

Can I have a Chimenea or fire pit in my back yard?

Chimeneas and covered fire pits are allowed and not to exceed 3 feet in diameter, 2 feet high with a screen cover, and located 25 feet from a building or property line are allowed on single family property.

Why is a fire engine sent when I call for an ambulance?

All Chubbuck Fire Department personnel are dual-trained in fire suppression and emergency medical services. This means that Chubbuck firefighters are capable of working on fire engines and trucks as well as on ambulances. The fire engine or truck which usually arrives first on the emergency scene carries all necessary equipment to provide emergency medical treatment until the arrival of an ambulance. This means it is no longer necessary to operate an ambulance from every fire station.

Can I grill on my apartment’s balcony or patio?

Open flame cooking devices, charcoal, and other similar devices used for cooking shall not be located (stored) or used on combustible balconies, decks, or within 10 feet of combustible construction. These devices may be used if the balcony or deck is fire sprinkled and allowed by the apartment management.

Safety Resources


The City of Chubbuck has adopted an alcohol and drug gree workplace program. Therefore, all prospective new hire employees, upon an offer of employment, will be required to take a pre-employment drug test. (Resolution #9-95).

In addition to a drug screening, the City of Chubbuck requires a background check on all prospective new employees. If you do not wish to work under these policies, please do not apply for employment with the City of Chubbuck Fire Department.

Employment Information

  • All training and activities are compensated at $ 7.25 per hour
  • EMT shifts are $ 25.00 per night plus the hourly wage for all medical calls.
  • Wage will increase at each level of certification.

Job Requirements

  • Must be 18 years of age.
  • Must pass a pre-employment drug & alcohol screening.
  • Must be able to pass the initial seven minute physical agility test.
  • Must live or work in the City limits and be able to leave your job (when possible) to respond to fire calls or live within 10 minutes of the Fire Station driving at posted speed limits and legal driving requirements.
  • Must be able to meet our training and certification requirements and be able to maintain a minimum of 21 training hours per quarter thereafter.
  • Must be able to work two overnight EMT shifts per month.