In case of emergency or if you need help, PLEASE CALL 9-1-1. Please do not call the fire station (that will delay response).

Welcome to the website of the Hauser Lake Fire Protection District and Hauser Lake Volunteer Fire Department (HLFD) in Hauser, Idaho. Hauser Lake is in Kootenai County and is located in the northern panhandle of Idaho.

For fun posts and timely community news (like Open Houses!), please visit our public Facebook page. You should not need an account to view our posts.

Breakfast with Santa

After two years of being unable to gather in-person, the Hauser Community–and countless neighbors, friends and family from afar–made a tremendous showing on December 11 for the 36th Annual Shalena’s Breakfast with Santa event. On behalf of the Hauser Lake Fire Protection District and Volunteer Fire Department, we thank you all with our whole hearts. We could not ask for a kinder, more generous community.

Enjoy these great photos from volunteer photographer Russell Phillips: https://phillipsshutterphotography.pixieset.com/bws/

Have a safe and happy holiday season!

Burning in Hauser Lake

At this time, October 2022 until further notice, open burning is allowed and no permits are required.

Did you get the news?

The very first issue of “Protect & Connect” was mailed late in November to every Hauser resident we had… Turns out there were many missing from our list, however. If you did not receive it, you must not be on our list yet. OH NO! Please email your name and mailing address to admin @ hauserfire . org to be added or to have us check and make sure you are on there.

Get Alerts!

If you live or work in Kootenai County, sign up for emergency alerts! Sign up at https://www.kcsheriff.com/228/Alert-Kootenai

Run Statistics for Hauser Lake Volunteer Fire & Rescue

This is a chart of our most recent response statistics. Numbers will be updated monthly. Fire and medical and motor vehicle accidents have all increased recently. Please be extra careful out there!

Total for same month in 2021
*Wildland fires, ice rescue, hazmat and other miscellaneous calls.
These are our run statistics for 2021-22

Paying for Growth

Over 500 new homes are anticipated to be built within the Hauser Lake Fire District in the next 10 years. Without additional resources, response times are likely to increase for existing residents. The Hauser Lake Fire Protection District Commissioners are evaluating ways to fund the stations, equipment, training, and ambulances necessary to meet the increase in demand due without relying on existing taxpayers. Continue reading…


North Idaho residents who are concerned about having the virus or having been exposed to it can call the COVID-19 Call Center at 877-415-5225. This call center is provided by the Panhandle Health District (link opens in new window).

Mission and Vision Statements

The Hauser Lake Fire Protection District (HLFPD) 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.

Photo by John Belanger

Page last updated 12-21-2022