Why Idaho Falls Fire Department?

From the city to the county, desert, ice-packed rivers, and backcountry terrain, our highly trained and diverse personnel tackle the worst of circumstances to protect the lives and property of our community and region. 

The Idaho Falls Fire Department is one of the largest combined fire and EMS departments in the state of Idaho. There are 130 full-time personnel working across six stations. All firefighters are cross-trained as either EMTs or paramedics and hold additional credentials for specialty teams, such as swift water rescue, search and rescue, hazardous materials, and all-hazards incident management. 

We typically hold one to two recruit academies per year. We encourage you to sign up for job alerts and take measures to prepare for a career with IFFD. See the information below.


Online application completed through the City of Idaho Falls’ Human Resource Department Employment Center (select Regular, Full-time jobs)

Watch this video for a glimpse into the department, city and region!

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