Established 1952 · Hauser, Idaho
Welcome to the Website of the Hauser Lake Fire Protection District and Hauser Lake Volunteer Fire Department (HLFD) in Hauser, Idaho.
Hauser Lake is located in the Northern panhandle of Idaho. Click here to view in Google Maps.
Steve (upper pic), John (lower pic), and Gary were recognized as EMS crew of the month by KCEMSS Chief Way. Gary was unable to attend the ceremony.
Three members of the Hauser Lake Fire Protection District—John Belanger, Steve Anderson, and Gary Mobbs— received recognition from the Kootenai County EMS Services System as EMS Crew of the Month in January. They were nominated and received the award for an emergency medical call on Christmas Day. A patient had fallen on a trail in the woods above Hauser Lake. As a result of their training and critical thinking skills, the crew was able to adapt, make access to the patient, and insure that the resources that may have been needed were on their way. The end result was quick transfer of the patient to the ambulance for transport to the hospital.
Hauser Lake Fire Fighters fought a stubborn house fire in freezing temperatures recently. Firefighters worked for over nine hours to extinguish this fire in temperatures that bottomed out at 2°. Unfortunately the home was a total loss as fire spread throughout in the walls and attic. Visit the gallery for more photos, all three of which are shared courtesy of photographer Shawn Gust.
Additionally, many new photos of ice rescue training have been posted, thanks to photographer and fire fighter John Belanger. Please visit the gallery.
At the banquet celebrating 2013 service, several members of the fire department were honored with awards. An individual can receive what is called the D&D, or Dedication & Devotion Award. The D&D can be awarded to anyone associated with the Department, including Auxiliary members, Commissioners and so on. Only firefighters are eligible to receive Firefighter of the Year.
(Banquet photos courtesy of John Belanger)
With 40 years of service, John Mobbs
was honored with the D&D Award for
The following individuals have been recognized as Firefighter of the Year (or Volunteer of the Year):
The Dedication and Devotion Award (D&D) was started in 2009 and has been awarded to the following members:
Two valued fire fighters retired in 2013. At the banquet, Ken Birge and Scott Weston were honored for their many years of service.
Chief Larry Simms has applied for and won another grant to benefit our district and the whole county! Here, Larry has just received the $5000 check. This grant is for a county-wide purchase of pagers for a new paging system going online this year. It will be combined with a grant from the Idaho Bureau of Homeland Security for the same purpose. The grant will assist the agencies in Kootenai County with the purchase of over 300 pagers.
Hauser Lake Fire has received three grants from the Idaho Bureau of Homeland Security, with the assistance of the Kootenai County Office of Emergency Management, totaling $17,000. The grants allowed us to purchase three additional radios and two expensive diagnostic devices.
It is particularly gratifying that we are able to receive these grants and provide better service to our residents and make our responders safer and more efficient. Funding for these grants comes from the Federal government so this is an example of our citizens’ tax dollars being put to use at home.
For information on burning in Hauser Lake, click here.
We are in need of a few good men and women who would like to become firefighters and help their community during emergencies. This can be a demanding position but one of the most rewarding. You will receive training in all aspects of firefighting and as an Emergency Medical First Responder or EMT. If you’re retired, we want you. If you’re a career person, we want you. If you’re a stay at home parent, we want you. If you live in the Hauser Lake area and would like to give back to your community, please contact us at the fire station (773-1174) or talk to any firefighter.
If you’re not interested in being a firefighter or EMT, the Hauser Lake Fire Auxiliary might be a great way for you to still help out and support the fire department. The fire auxiliary hosts our open house, helps with various projects around the station, and supports the firefighters during a fire by providing food and drinks to the firefighters. For more information, contact Lisa at 773-3067.
The Hauser Lake FPD is a dedicated volunteer organization serving our community through fire suppression and prevention, emergency medical response, and excellent community service.
We are committed to providing a superior level of emergency service that continually improves the quality of life, health and safety of the people who live and work in our community.