Boundary County Ambulance
Association provides ambulance service. They also provide rescue response to the
county. They have primary services based in Bonners Ferry. There is an ambulance
stationed in Porthill, in the north portion of the county.
The Boundary/Bonner Regional
Health Care Center’s main office is located in Bonners Ferry. The facility is
one of Idaho’s largest low-income health care providers. The clinic is open to
patients six days a week and provides health, dental and mental health services.
The health care center also operates a large mobile clinic. The mobile clinic
travels to remote areas to provide health, dental and mental health services.
Residential fire protection is provided by Bonners Ferry Fire
Department, Moyie Springs Fire Department, South Boundary Fire District, Curley
Creek Fire Department, Hall Mountain Fire Department, North Bench Fire
Department and Paradise Valley Fire Department.
Volunteers staff all of these fire departments. South Boundary County
Fire District (previously Naples) is now funded as a government taxing district
and is the only fire district funded by tax dollars.
State and federal agencies provide the primary wildland
fire protection in the county. Idaho
Department of Lands (IDL) protects about 170,000 acres, mostly in the Kootenai
and Moyie River valleys. IDL also
protects the western slopes of the Selkirk Mountains, within the boundaries of
the Priest Lake State Forest. The
United States Forest Service (USFS) protects approximately 426,000 acres,
essentially the lands lying above the river valleys.
These agencies are staffed by permanent and paid part-time firefighters. The rural fire departments provide mutual aid for fires
within or near their boundaries for both IDL and USFS protected lands.
Boundary County Sheriff’s Office has primary law enforcement authority for
most of the county. The main office is located in Bonners Ferry near the
courthouse. The sheriff’s office has a correction facility at the main office.
The emergency dispatch center is located at the main sheriff’s office and
provides communication for all emergency services in the county, excluding
federal agencies. The dispatch center has radio communication with these federal
agencies as needed.
The Bonners Ferry Police
Department is the primary law enforcement for the City of Bonners Ferry.
The police department has a contract for dispatch services with the
Boundary County Sheriff’s Office.
Idaho State Police has two
resident troopers assigned to Boundary County. Their duties often require them
to leave the county. When this
occurs, city and county law enforcement agencies carry the complete law
Bonners Ferry High School
has identified 51 critical facilities in Boundary County.
Critical facilities include communication centers/facilities, schools,
libraries, transportation systems, public works facilities, energy facilities
and systems, emergency services centers, government facilities, water control
facilities, wastewater control facilities, museums, cultural centers, assisted
living facilities/rehabilitation centers, hospitals, nursing homes, critical
community suppliers, medical/health care offices, and churches.
Boundary County Courthouse