The St. Maries Fire Protection District is actively recruiting volunteer firefighters for the St. Maries and Harrison locations. The fire district will provide necessary training. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age, pass a background check, and have a good driving record. The district also hosts a junior firefighter program for those who are 16 to 18 years old. Please contact the fire station at the number listed on the website or stop by the fire station if you are interested in becoming a volunteer firefighter or enrolling in the junior firefighter program.
Welcome to the St. Maries
Fire Protection District
Serving the citizens of St. Maries, Harrison, and rural areas of Benewah and Kootenai Counties
The current fire danger is "Moderate". See the IDL website for additional information. Open burning inside the city limits of St. Maries is regulated by city ordinance and the St. Maries Fire Protection District. There is a "No Burn" area in the city ordinance where all open burning is prohibited. Check with the City of St. Maries for the "No Burn" boundaries. All other areas within the city limits require a burn permit from the fire district. For areas outside the city limits, The IDL requires burn permits from May 10, 2022 to October 20, 2022. Due to the dry conditions, the IDL is restricting the issuing of burn permits. You are required to check the DEQ website for the current air quality level. The final version of the open burning requirements is posted here.
Stage I and Stage II Definitions
Click the link for the fire access road requirements. Fire Access Roads
The St. Maries Fire Protection District has announced the board of Fire Commissioners has chosen Michael Estep as the District's new Fire Chief. Mr. Estep will assume his role as Fire Chief on April, 24, 2023.