Kuna Fire asks for new station, firefighters to keep pace with rising calls

  • Source: KTVB-TV NBC 7 Boise
  • Published: 09/22/2022 12:00 AM

VIDEO: The Kuna Rural Fire District is asking for a new station and six permanent firefighters to keep up with increased demand. The additions will be up for vote in the November general election through a levy increase and a bond. The fire district's population, which covers some areas outside of Kuna, is projected to increase 74% in the next 10 years. "It was a small, rural town. Everyone seemed to know each other," Fire Captain John Charlton said. "Now, there's a lot more people here, lot of traffic and a lot more calls for us." Kuna Fire has one fire station and 15 firefighters, five per shift. The station serves 34,000 residents and 110 square miles. Recommendations say that communities should have one fire station for every 10,000 people. "It's crazy, we can't keep up with with that pace," Fire Chief TJ Lawrence said.


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