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.

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Burning in Hauser Lake

As of September 19, 2022, burn permits are required. The rules and restrictions for burning are the same in all Kootenai County fire districts.

Without a permit, cooking and warming fires are allowed but must be under three feet in diameter and less than two feet high. 

With a permit, yard waste, brush piles, burn barrels and other burning will be allowed. Please keep fires small and avoid wet, smoky fuel. Questions regarding those permits should be directed to IDL at 208-769-1577. Get your burn permits through IDL at burnpermits.idaho.gov.

Before burning, please call Idaho DEQ  at 1-800-633-6247 to check for burning restrictions. 

Congratulations and Thank you to Jared!

All of us at the Hauser Lake Fire Volunteer Fire Department wish to congratulate and introduce to the Hauser Community our newest EMT, Jared Cysewski. His friendly face may be among those you see next time you need emergency medical help or even just a little assistance. It takes a great deal of dedication, time and effort to achieve EMT status. Thank you, Jared, for working so hard and serving alongside us!

Jared Cysewski

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…

Annual Awards Banquet Held

The Hauser Lake Volunteer Fire Department recently held their Annual Awards Banquet recently. While technically supposed to be held annually, it was the first banquet in two years so there were many to recognize! Read more…


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 9-19-2022