Boise County Emergency Notifications: 208 462-0552
Emergency Management



John Roberts   (208) 392-4411


Emergency Management News articles 

Boise County Emergency Management is tasked with planning for and response to large-scale disaster conditions such as landslides, forest fires, flooding, earthquake, pandemic illnesses and other such events.  We are the focal point between the Idaho Bureau of Homeland Security and Boise County.  Emergency Management interacts with and supports all first responders in the county including Law Enforcement, our 10 Fire Departments and 6 EMS units.  A Local Emergency Planning Committee advises the Department.

The Department assists in development and coordinating tabletop and full scale exercises in all areas of the County during which our response agencies have the opportunity to work together in a controlled environment.   In addition we maintain 2 response trailers in the County stocked with HAZMAT and Medical response equipment as well as some basic survival equipment.   We work with the Fire Departments, EMS units, Senior Centers and other organizations to provide facilities for emergency response shelters or meal providers during emergency conditions.

Emergency Management interacts with Planning & Zoning and the Fire Departments regarding subdivisions, conditional use permits and building in the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI).Boise County's WUI Ordinance governs new development.

Emergency Management is currently tasked with upgrading, maintaining and planning for future communication needs within Boise County.  This includes the radio repeater system consisting of 6 sites, GIS mapping and the radio receiver site serving the Public Safety Building in Idaho City.

The County Emergency Manager works for the Boise County Commissioners and advises them on Disaster conditions, the need for declaring a County Disaster and other projects as assigned by them.

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Legal Areas Mapping Project 

Boise County has contracted with Geographic Mapping Consultants in Moscow to create 3 new geo-databases for Boise County’s Geographic Information System. These geo-databases will accurately locate known property corners and private land descriptions using the County’s GIS platform, ESRI’s ArcMap 10. Point of contact is John Roberts, Emergency Manager, at 208-392-4411 or   

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