In 2010, North Ada County Fire and Rescue and Boise Fire Department entered into a Joint Powers Agreement (JPA) that radically changed the face of the District. Under the terms of the JPA, the Chief, one Administrative Assistant, and all Operations and Prevention staff became employees of the Boise Fire Department. One Fire District Administrator remains as the only direct employee of the District, and three elected officials comprise the Board of Commissioners for the District. While the Joint Powers Agreement has provided both tangible and intangible benefits to the District, the Commission remains committed to maintaining the distinct profile of our organization through active participation in the Joint Powers Agreement as well as through the Strategic Planning Process.
“People Helping People”
We consider ourselves members as opposed to employees of North Ada County Fire and Rescue District. As members of the District, the Commissioners and staff share responsibility for conducting the business of the District in a professional and responsible manner. We are committed to conducting ourselves in an ethical manner, and to treating each other and the people we serve humanely, professionally, and honestly.
Members of the North Ada County Fire and Rescue District are accountable to each other and to the community we serve. We accept responsibility for our decisions and actions.
Members of the North Ada County Fire and Rescue District are honest and fair in our dealings with our customers and each other. We represent the District and our profession with honor, and we inspire each other to demonstrate trustworthiness, openness, and sincerity.
Members of the North Ada County Fire and Rescue District recognize and adapt to the evolving needs of our community, and our organization.
Openness Members of the North Ada County Fire and Rescue District recognize our citizens entrust us with their safety and their tax dollars. In return, we conduct our business openly in Commission Meetings, public hearings on the budget and other special topics, and an open Strategic Planning Process.