Rupert City Fire and Rescue
“Fire Prevention through Community Education”
The Rupert City Fire Department is very fortunate to have a staff of one full time chief and twenty four volunteer firefighters. We have dedicated innumerable hours of training to provide quality EMS services, vehicle extrication, structural fire protection, all areas of rope rescue, amongst a variety of other calls. Our department serves an urban area of 2.5 square miles with a population base of 5700 people in the winter and a population of 7000 in the summer and fall. Our technical rescue team serves an area of 180 square miles with a population of 9800 citizens. These dedicated members from our community spend many hours in training to protect the citizens and visitors to our area. Our utmost priority is to ensure the safety of our volunteer firefighters while they are performing their duties to protect the health and safety of the public from fire and related hazards.
Our service area includes multi-story occupancies, three public schools, and a large agricultural base that comes with many multi-story chemical storage facilities, fertilizer plants, grain bins, feed silos, and an animal nutrition site in our rescue area alone. Our urban area includes areas that have been declared national historic preservation areas by the National Historic Society. Four entire city blocks feature restored buildings for shopping, restaurants, bed and breakfast facilities among other tourism uses. We have tourism that frequents southern Idaho with accommodations for all of their needs in the summer and winter months. The City of Rupert has also been declared Christmas City U.S.A. by Governor Cecil Andrus and the historic area serves as the host area for all the events.