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Our volunteers own and operate the fire department. The City of Moscow purchases fire trucks and built our newest station, and funds seven paid positions for management continuity and liaison. With this support, our approximately 100 volunteers perform the major work of responding to fire and ambulance calls. This is a talented, hard-working and dedicated group; they willingly give thousands of hours yearly in service to their fellow citizens (and account for a major savings of City budget dollars!).
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If you are located within Moscow city limits, no outside burning is allowed, with the following possible exceptions:
Our department offers an EMT class twice a year (Spring and Fall). Typically classes are Tuesday evenings from 6pm to 10pm for about 3 months. The applications are posted online in December for the Spring class, and July for the Fall class. You can follow our Facebook page for more updates on the classes being offered. The cost of the class is $750 and the application requires immunizations and a background check. For more information please email email@example.com .
No, we are not able to inspect or service fire extinguishers at any of our three fire stations. There are several businesses in Moscow that are able to provide this service. Though we can't recommend a specific business, a quick search online should lead you in the direction of several options in our community.
You must be at least 18 years of age; high school graduate or equivalent; hold a valid driver’s license and be insurable under our driving insurance policy. Additionally, you must successfully complete an Moscow Volunteer Deparmtnet (MVFD) physical abilities (strength and agility) test and provide a physical (medical) examination which verifies that you are fit to perform typical firefighting/EMT duties. You must be eager to meet the considerable time commitment required. We will provide all necessary gear.
For firefighters, no prior experience is necessary and all training is provided. The Ambulance Company does require that you hold a current EMT certification to be considered for membership. Call our administrative office at 208-882-2831 for further information or fill out and submit an application (PDF). See full contact information.
Yes! We have a Resident program staffed by 20 full-time University of Idaho students. All living expenses are included, except food. These men and women bear the major responsibility of responding fire apparatus to emergency scenes, and are also assigned station cleaning and maintenance duties - all while maintaining a satisfactory grade average in their studies. Students in all disciplines are welcome, although many of the Residents plan a career in fire and/or EMS services. Former participants in our Resident program can be found in fire stations from coast to coast, and in jobs as diverse as University president and director of a major urban paramedic training program.
Give us a call at 208-882-2831 if you’re interested.
The Moscow Volunteer Fire Department participates in a Smoke Detector and Fire Extinguisher “Giveaway” program for residents of the City of Moscow who are unable to purchase these items.
Residents who are unable to purchase a detector or fire extinguisher may request to fill out a “Request for Free Smoke Alarm / Fire Extinguisher” form. Please contact the Moscow Volunteer Fire Department at 28-882-2831, Station Number 3:
N Main Street and Highway 95 North at 229 Pintail LaneMoscow, Idaho 83843