About Our District

About Us

Shoshone County Fire is located in Central Shoshone County in Northern Idaho. Geographically, we are located along Interstate 90 approximately 81 miles East of Spokane, Washington and 120 miles West of Missoula, Montana. Our District provides Fire and EMS services to approximately 65 square miles in a mountainous region with an approximate population of 5,500 permanent citizens. The District includes the incorporated cities of Osburn, Wallace as well as the areas of 9 Mile, Burke, Two Mile, Sunny Slopes, Terror Gulch, Silverton, and a vast area of outlying canyons and drainages. We have a staff of 7 career firefighters and 25 dedicated volunteer members district-wide that are trained for structural, wildland firefighting, and EMS.

Standing By Our Work

Shoshone County Fire 

Wallace is a historic city in the Panhandle region of the U.S. state of Idaho and county seat of Shoshone County in the Silver Valley mining district. Wallace sits alongside the South Fork Coeur d'Alene River. Wallace is the principal town of the Coeur d'Alene Silver Mining District, which produced more silver than any other mining district in the United States. Burke-Canyon Road runs through historic mining communities – many of them now deserted – North and Eastward toward the Montana state line. East of Wallace, the Route of the Hiawatha (rails-to-trails) and Lookout Pass Ski area are popular with locals and tourists. Silverton is an unincorporated community in Shoshone County, Idaho, United States, located one mile west of Wallace. Osburn is a city in Shoshone County, Idaho, United States, located in the Silver Valley Mining region of Northern Idaho. The city was named for Bill Osborne, who established a trading post here.

Our department pledge a commitment to preserving the quality of life. We protect lives, property, and the environment with compassion, vigilance, and dedication to excellence.                                                               
Proud Members of:

Coeur of Idaho F.O.O.L.S. Fraternal Order Of Leatherheads Society (non-profit training group)
North Idaho Fire Chiefs Association 
Local Emergency Planning Committee
Shoshone County Fire Prevention Cooperative
Contact us at 208-752-1101 to learn how our department can be of help to you.