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Posted on: July 2, 2022

Lightning causes house fire

Panorama House Fire_Idaho Falls Fire Department

Shortly after 5:30 p.m. on July 2, the Idaho Falls Fire Department (IFFD) and Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) were dispatched to the 6000 block of E. Panorama Drive in Bonneville County, Idaho after an individual saw smoke coming from ...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: July 1, 2022

Idaho Falls Police shares traffic closures, public safety information ahead of July 4th Events

With the July 4th festivities just days away, the Idaho Falls Police Department is sharing traffic closures, information, and safety tips to help the public to be prepared for the annual events that draw thousands upon thousands of people to Idaho Falls.

Idaho Falls, ID – With the annual Independence Day festivities just days away, the Idaho Falls Police Department and partner agencies are sharing traffic closures, information, and safety tips to help the public to be safe and prepared ...

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Police Department News
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Preparing for Fireworks: Controlled Burn at Snake River Landing

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The Idaho Falls Fire Department will be conducting a controlled burn along Milligan Road in Snake River Landing throughout the day on Sunday, June 26.

IFFD is asking the public to stay clear of the controlled burn along Milligan Road from just south of the...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: June 22, 2022

What to know before purchasing fireworks

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The Idaho Falls Fire Department is encouraging the community to be safe, patient, and respectful during the upcoming Independence Day celebrations. Temperatures are rising, the ground is starting to dry out, and there will be a lot of visitors coming to I...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: June 3, 2022

Vehicle fire at feedlot

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Just before 4 p.m. on Thursday, June 2, the Idaho Falls Fire Department and Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to Jennifer Lane and Kathleen Street in Bonneville County for a report of a vehicle fire. 

An engine, the ladd...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: May 28, 2022

House Fire on E Lincoln Road

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There were no injuries following a house fire on the 3000 block of E Lincoln Road earlier this afternoon. Personnel from the Idaho Falls Fire Department and Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched around 3:30 p.m. to a single-family h...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: May 22, 2022

Firefighters battle feedlot blaze for nearly six hours

Jennifer Lane Feedlot Fire

Firefighters from the Idaho Falls Fire Department battled a blaze in Bonneville County for nearly six hours during the early morning hours of Sunday, May 22.

The call came into the Idaho Falls/Bonneville County Dispatch Center at 1:20 a.m. when a bystande...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: May 20, 2022

Juniper Drive House Fire

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At 4:02 p.m. this afternoon, the Idaho Falls Fire Department and Idaho Falls Police Department responded to house a fire on the 1600 block of Juniper Drive, near its intersection with 17th Street in Idaho Falls.  

The reporting person stated that ...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Valor Awards presented to two Idaho Falls firefighters

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Idaho Falls Fire Department Captain Aaron Nelson and Firefighter Nicholas Magliocco were presented with the Valor Award for saving an elderly disabled female who was trapped in a house fire last June. The award, along with three other service awards, were...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: April 14, 2022

Courtyard Apartment Complex Fire

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At 6:20 a.m. on April 14, the Idaho Falls Fire Department and Idaho Falls Police Department were dispatched to a structure fire at the Courtyard Apartment complex located at 1881 E. 17th Street in Idaho Falls. 

Several people driving by the apartm...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: April 12, 2022

Firefighter honored with valor award

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Captain Josh Jacobsen of the Idaho Falls Fire Department (IFFD) recently received the Valor Award for saving an elderly woman who was trapped in a burning structure last spring.

This award is distinguished as the highest award presented by the department a...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: April 9, 2022

House fire on Riviera Drive

Riviera Drive Structure Fire

At approximately 7:53 p.m. on April 9, the Idaho Falls Fire Department responded to a structure fire on Riviera Drive. There were two adult females inside the home when the fire started who were able to evacuate safely and without injury. Two cats were re...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: April 7, 2022

Learn before you burn

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Controlled or prescribed burns are common during the spring months in Bonneville County as property owners take measures to improve the health of their fields. However, those fires can quickly become uncontrolled. The Idaho Falls Fire Department is encour...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: April 1, 2022

IFFD Firefighter/Paramedic Justin King recognized as Firefighter of the Year

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During last night’s annual American Legion Post 56 Awards Ceremony, Idaho Falls Firefighter/Paramedic Justin King received the Firefighter of the Year award.

King is a third generation firefighter who began his career in 2009. In additional to hi...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: March 17, 2022

IFFD responds to two more fires within minute of each other

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For the second time this year, the Idaho Falls Fire Department responded to two unrelated fires within minutes of each other.  

The first 9-1-1 call came in at 12:20 a.m. on March 17 at Northwest Cosmetic Lab, located at 200 Technology Drive. The ...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: March 16, 2022

Heroes Defense and Idaho Falls Fire Department announce sizable donation of life-saving equipment

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Earlier today, Heroes Defense presented 15 Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) to the Idaho Falls Fire Department to assist with the department’s ongoing efforts to increase survival rates for individuals experiencing a cardiac event. &...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: March 6, 2022

Water Rescue, Structure Fire & Cave Fire

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On Saturday, March 5, the Idaho Falls Fire Department responded to several calls, three of which required a larger response, but none of those resulted in serious injuries.  

At 1:30 p.m., IFFD, Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office, and th...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: February 26, 2022

Riverside Senior Housing Fire

Senior Housing Complex Fire

At 12:23 a.m. on Feb. 26, the Idaho Falls Fire Department and Idaho Falls Police Department responded to a structure fire at Riverside Senior Housing, located at 450 J Street in Idaho Falls.  It was reported that there were flames coming from a b...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: February 2, 2022

Idaho Falls Fire responds to two structure fires only minutes apart

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Earlier this morning firefighters from the Idaho Falls Fire Department battled two unrelated blazes that occurred only minutes apart.  

The first fire was called into dispatch at 2:01 a.m. The reporting person stated that the house behind them wa...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: January 27, 2022

Garfield Apartment Complex Explosion

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Assistance is available for those who may have been displaced following this afternoon’s apartment complex explosion on N. Fanning Avenue in Idaho Falls 

Those who do not have a place to stay or need immediate assistance are encourage to...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: January 23, 2022

Fatality Fire on Jefferson Avenue

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The Idaho Falls Fire Department was dispatched at approximately 2:30 p.m. on Jan. 23 for a report of a structure fire located at the 900 block of Jefferson Avenue in Idaho Falls. The reporting person told dispatch there was heavy smoke coming from the hom...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Vehicle and Garage Fire

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Idaho Falls, ID:  The Idaho Falls Fire Department was dispatched at 7:50 a.m. on Jan. 13 for a report of a structure fire at the 300 block of Easy Street in Idaho Falls. The reporting person told dispatch that the fire appeared to be in a garage ...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: April 16, 2021

Early Morning House Fire on Agnes Street

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Shortly before midnight, the Idaho Falls/Bonneville County Dispatch Center received a report of house fire in the 2800 block of Agnes Street in Idaho Falls. The caller reported that the garage appeared to be fully engulfed and the fire was moving to the r...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: August 3, 2021

TONIGHT! - Don't miss IFPD's National Night Out!

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Tonight from 5 – 8 p.m., Idaho Falls Police Officers will be at Freeman Park to "show-and-tell" police vehicles, special teams and equipment, and talk to our community! This is a great event for kids, families, and anyone who wants to meet IFPD Officers!

The Idaho Falls Police Department is inviting community members to attend National Night Out this Tuesday night, August 3rd. National Night Out is an annual national community-building effort that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood ca...

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