Moscow Volunteer Fire Department
The Moscow Volunteer Fire Department (MVFD) is 119 years old and it is stronger today than ever in its history. Its members volunteer 20,000 hours of training and countless hours of response time every year without cost to the citizens of Moscow. Currently, the MVFD has 95 volunteers providing fire protection service and volunteer ambulance service to 128 square miles and approximately 30,000 people.
The City of Moscow has a Class 3 fire rating which benefits our residents as it translates into greater safety and therefore lowers fire insurance premiums. This Class 3 fire rating is the envy of many communities Moscow's size including some paid departments.
The MVFD also forges an active bond between the long term residents of Moscow and the students at the University of Idaho. Many students serve as resident volunteers who are charged with providing around the clock coverage for Moscow's three residential fire stations. Working cooperatively with the University of Idaho, these students live in the fire stations at no cost and provide quick response of equipment to the sites where it is needed. Many of these residents go on to professional careers as firefighters and administrators in other departments throughout the country.