Boise County Emergency Management is tasked with planning for and response to large-scale disaster conditions such as landslides, forest fires, flooding, earthquake, pandemic illnesses and other such events. The County Emergency Manager works for the Boise County Commissioners and advises them on Disaster conditions. A Local Emergency Planning Committee advises the Department. We are the focal point between the Idaho Office of Emergency Management and Boise County. Emergency Management interacts with and supports all first responders in the county including Law Enforcement, our 10 Fire Departments and 5 EMS units.
Emergency Planning and Training The Department assists in development and coordinating tabletop and full scale exercises in all areas of the County during which our response agencies have the opportunity to work together in a controlled environment.
The Boise National Forest created a video of the 2014 Exercise.
In addition we maintain 2 response trailers in the County stocked with HAZMAT and Medical response equipment as well as some basic survival equipment. We work with the Fire Departments, EMS units, Senior Centers and other organizations to provide facilities for emergency response shelters or meal providers during emergency responses.
All Hazards Mitigation Plan The Boise County All Hazards Mitigation Plan was developed during 2004-05 by the Boise County Hazard Mitigation Planning Committee, in cooperation with Northwest Management, Inc., of Moscow, Idaho. Two bound documents have been produced as part of that planning effort. This plan was updated in 2017 and approved in 2018.. Citizen participation is key to a successful update of this plan; please contact Bob Showalter, Emergency Manager, at 208-807-0082
Boise County has upgraded and improved the emergency power systems for several critical public buildings. Boise County received a $70,000 grant from Idaho’s Department of Health & Welfare to improve our ability to continue critical government services and provide shelter facilities during times of prolonged utility outages. Several generators were installed and updated at County and Fire Department facilities.
Wildland Urban Interface The office of Boise County Wildland Mitigation interacts with Planning & Zoning and the Fire Departments regarding subdivisions, conditional use permits and building in the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI).Boise County’s WUI Ordinance governs new development. Trinia Richardson is the Boise County Fire Mitigation Manager 208-807-0073.
Wildfire Mitigation Forester Trinia Richardson 208-807-0073 firstname.lastname@example.org
County Wildfire Protection Plan **CWPP update is in progress** Boise County’s 10 fire departments collaborated with Boise County government and citizens in 2003 to plan for improvements in our ability to prevent and survive wildland fires in our residential areas. That Boise County Wildfire Protection Plan was again updated in 2012 after consultation with the Fire Chiefs of those departments.