625 Shoup Ave
P.O. Box 50220
Idaho Falls, ID 83405
To request emergency assistance dial 911
Fire Department Application
Idaho Falls Fire Chief Dave Hanneman
Chief Hanneman joined the Idaho Falls Fire Department in October 2014 from the City of Chula Vista in southern California. He has over 30 years of experience in firefighting and emergency medical services. He started his career in 1984 with the Cole-Collister Fire District in Boise, Idaho. He then transferred to the Boise Fire Department in 1988 where he worked for 21 years and achieved the rank of deputy chief.
In 2008, Chief Hanneman became the fire chief of the City of Chula Vista where he implemented a new Paramedic Program and developed a Fire Facility Master Plan. He also served as president of the San Diego County Fire Chiefs’ Association from 2011-2014.
Chief Hanneman holds an Associate’s and Bachelor’s Degree in Fire Service Technology from Boise State University and a Master’s Degree in Professional Technical Education from the University of Idaho. In 2008, Hanneman was designated Chief Fire Officer from the Center for Public Safety Excellence. He has provided instruction in many areas of fire and EMS services including leadership, incident command, National Incident Management System, incident stress management and public information.
Our Mission Statement:
The mission of the Idaho Falls Fire Department is to protect the lives and property of the citizens and visitors of Idaho Falls by providing the highest possible levels of service through fire prevention, public education, fire suppression, emergency medical services, and mitigation of the effects of natural and man-made disasters consistent with the resources provided as desired and dic tated by the citizens and elected officials of the City of Idaho Falls.
Emergency Fire Service:
The Idaho Falls Fire Department Fire Services division serves population of approximately 85,000 residents occupying approximately 250 square miles. The area includes the City of Idaho Falls and the Bonneville County Fire Protection District.
Emergency Medical Services:
The Idaho Falls Fire Department Emergency Medical Services (EMS) division serves a population of approximately 118,000 residents occupying approximately 1900 square miles. The area includes Bonneville County and portions of Bingham and Jefferson counties. The IFFD EMS responses for 2008 numbered just over 8,200.
Emergency Response Vehicles:
The Idaho Falls Fire Department currently has 29 Emergency Response Vehicles including:
- 8 pumpers
- 9 ambulances
- 2 rescue trucks
- 3 water tenders
- 1 Regional hazmat response vehicle with mass-decontamination trailer
- 1 100' Ladder Truck (Quint)
- 4 "brush" trucks- urban/wildland interface
- 3 Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting (ARFF) vehicles
- 5 staff cars.
Emergency Response Personnel:
All IFFD personnel are well trained and very versatile in their abilities to perform many different functions. All emergency response personnel are trained as Emergency Medical Technicians and there are currently 31 personnel trained as Intensive Care Paramedics. The Idaho Falls Fire Department currently employs:
- 1 Chief Officer
- 2 Staff Officers
- 1 Fire Marshal
- 3 Fire Prevention Inspectors
- 3 Secretarial/Clerical Staff
- 90 Fire fighters
Blackhawk Fire, August 2013, Photo courtesy of Post Register