On Sunday, May 15, current and former members of the Hauser Lake FPD / Hauser Lake Volunteer Fire Department gathered together to celebrate and recognize achievements from 2020 and 2021. There were many people to be honored, given that it had been two years since our last “annual” banquet.
The following awards and accomplishments were celebrated, with the Officers and Commissioner Maddalone speaking at various times.
Leadership Award: Gary Mobbs
Camaraderie Awards: Kyle Andrews and Dave Strohte
Challenge Pin was awarded by Gary Mobbs to Shane Kamps
Rookie of the Year: Jared C…
EMT of the Year: Larry Shervanick
Most Improved Award: Vickie Shervanick
Instructors recognized by their EMS students: Gary Mobbs and Shane Kamps
Dedication and Devotion Award: Joan Rodman
Retirements of Lisa Wendle with 24 and Nick Lundt with 21 years of service
The event was made possible by the friendly and talented folks at Embers at the Lake (shown here), an extraordinary pizza restaurant on Hauser Lake. The weather was beautiful; the food was delicious; the service impeccable. Fun was had by all.
The annual Candy Cane Run held Friday, December 17, 2021 was a tremendous success. Over 1,100 pounds of food was collected and given to the Post Falls Food Bank to help our neighbors in need. We are so grateful to the Hauser Lake community. Thank you and happy 2022!
This year’s Shalena’s Breakfast with Santa in Hauser Lake was a bit different due to COVID, but it was great fun! The 35th annual event featured a drive-thru burrito breakfast. It proved to be a great time for all who participated. We would like to thank our wonderful community of friends and neighbors who came together and made the best of a scaled-down tradition-to support a very special family. Click here to see photos on our public Facebook page (new window should open).
Below is the instruction/menu sheet given when guests arrived. (They did not have to leave the warmth of their own vehicles.)
Suggested donations for breakfast were still only $3 per person or $10 per family.
Proceeds will benefit Shaye, a seven-year-old girl from Coeur d’Alene with leukemia.
Those wishing to donate directly to this great cause without any further ado may simply give a check to any member of the Hauser Lake Fire Department, made out to “Hauser Lake Fire Dept” and put “Breakfast” in the memo line so we know your intent. Thank you.
Already we have received generous support from so many in our community! Here are some we can recognize. More will be listed soon. Our thanks to:
Champion Concrete Pumping
Post Falls Family Medicine
Springwater Vet Services
Finklebinders at the Lake
D-Mac’s (Hauser Lake)
Dale Thomas Plumbing & Heating
Allinol Truck & Auto Repair
Thurman Family Farm
Ember’s on the Lake
River City Physical Therapy
Napa (Post Falls)
Many contributed to the cause and go unnamed, but they do not go unappreciated! Thank you, everyone!
Page created and posted October 26, 2021. Last updated 2/8/22
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The old-but-new-again Engine 720, which was owned several decades ago by the Hauser Lake Volunteer Fire Department, is back home again after the buyers/restorers became donors. The engine was donated back to the HLVFD this year by Marc and Marguerite Kaufman of California.
The engine’s journey home was made possible by volunteer Jody Mask and his cousin, who experienced some traffic problems on their way due to the eye-catching load they were hauling from California to Idaho!
Click any photo below to view it and flip through all of them. Photos courtesy of Jody Mask.
Drivers in Hauser Lake did a few double-takes this weekend when passing by the fire station. Many stopped to take photos as a piece of Hauser history was returned to our community, thanks to donors Marc and Marguerite Kauffman of California.
This historic engine, “E720,” was the first apparatus our current fire chief, James Neils, drove as a volunteer back in the 1990s. According to the few records found so far, it is a 1953 American LaFrance engine which was in service in Hauser Lake and fighting fires from 1974 to 1994. In approximately 1995, it was sold to the Kauffmans. Marc restored most of the mechanical portions of the truck over the twenty-five or so years he had it. This year, the Kauffmans donated the truck BACK to us!
Several volunteer firefighters and their families helped transport the engine from California to Hauser Lake last week. Watch for more news in the coming weeks. For now, it’s home again in Hauser and safely tucked away inside a back bay of the station. ~JR
Questions and answers about fires and burning in Hauser Lake.
When do I need a burning permit?
Permits for burning are required during the Idaho Closed Burning Season which is usually from May 10 through October 20 of each year. Recreational fires do not require a permit but can be no larger than 3 feet in diameter and no more than 2 foot high in fuel. Outside of that time frame, as long as there is not a Burn Ban in effect, no permit is needed. Please note that the State of Idaho sometimes does extend the permit season beyond those dates, so this can change from time to time.
Where can I get a permit?
Permits, when required, for hand stacked yard waste may be obtained online or at the fire station.
This the ‘self service’ online burn permit (and renewal) available as long as burning is allowed, for free, through the IDOL: burnpermits.idaho.gov
It is important that the permit holder has a permit in possession when they are burning. If you have trouble with the link, you can also still fill out a paper form, found in the white cabinet in the front of the Hauser Lake Fire Station.
All other types of permits (slash, machine stacked slash, etc.) need to be obtained from the Idaho Department of Lands, 3258 West Industrial Loop, Coeur d’Alene.
What if no one is at the fire station to issue a permit?
Please fill out the form in the white box/cabinet at the front of the fire station. Fill out two copies, one to take with you and one to leave in the box. You can also use the online link shown above to obtain a permit.
What does a permit cost?
Permits in the Hauser Lake Fire District are issued at no cost.
Will the fire department still come out if I am burning with a permit?
Even if you have a permit the fire department may still respond if called. If there is a complaint due to smoke from your fire we may have to extinguish the fire even if you have a permit.
When is burning banned?
When weather conditions dictate burning may be banned, which means no open flames of any kind. Watch for Burn Ban signs as you drive into the area for a ban notice.
Are there any other restrictions?
The only items you can burn are wood and paper products;
you must call the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality at 800-633-6247 or visit their website;