Boise Fire: Mission Strong

Boise Fire Mission Strong Podcast. Follow along as we tell stories from the field, public safety knowledge and give an inside look into the Boise Fire Department.

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Episode 10: Women in Fire

Friday Mar 29, 2024

Friday Mar 29, 2024

Boise Fire Chief Mark Niemeyer is joined alongside Captain Dana Larrondo and Rachael Jonas as they discuss their journey to becoming a Boise Firefighter, their experiences as females in the fire service, and give advice to other women wanting to pursue a career in this industry. Later in the episode Firefighter Kasey Hochmuht joins Chief Niemeyer to discuss Ignite Bootcamp, the group Female Firefighters of Idaho, and opportunities for women interested in learning more about being a firefighter. 

Episode 9: Battalion Chiefs

Monday Jan 22, 2024

Monday Jan 22, 2024

Boise Fire Chief Mark Niemeyer is joined alongside Division Chief of Operations Aaron Hummel, Battalion Chief Tom Moore, and Battalion Chief Mike Walker as they discuss what a Battalion Chief does, their roles and responsibilities during an incident, and how they help shape the future of our organization. As some of the most senior leaders in our department,  they also share some of the most memorable moments from their careers. 

Episode 8: Fire Prevention

Thursday Dec 07, 2023

Thursday Dec 07, 2023

Boise Fire Chief Mark Niemeyer is joined alongside Boise Fire Marshal Mike Bisagno, Captain Forrest France, and Captain Joel Damron as they discuss fire investigations, inspections, and fire safety tips that can keep you and your family safe. 

Episode 7: Wildfire

Wednesday Aug 23, 2023

Wednesday Aug 23, 2023

Wildfire is everyone's fight! Boise Fire Chief Mark Niemeyer is joined alongside Battalion Chief Brian Ashton and Captain Garrett Kirpach as they discuss our local, state and regional wildfire responses, wildfire dangers in the foothills, as well as the training our members go through to get Red Card certified. Captain Jerry McAdams joins to discuss wildfire mitigation, our free chipping and home inspection programs, as well as how Boiseans can protect themselves and their homes from the threat of wildfire. 

Episode 6: HazMat

Wednesday Jul 19, 2023

Wednesday Jul 19, 2023

Boise Fire Chief, Mark Niemeyer is joined alongside Battalion Chief Roy Mitchell and Captain Jake Zebell as they discuss the Boise Fire HazMat team, incidents the team responds to, local and national training , and reflect on their response to an overturned tanker truck on HWY 95.

Wednesday May 31, 2023

Boise Fire Chief Mark Niemeyer is joined alongside Captains Scott Hall and Jason Lewis as they discuss water safety, the Boise Fire Dive Rescue Team, float season, and what it's like to be a member of the Dive Team housed at Firehouse 1. 

Monday May 15, 2023

Boise Fire Chief Mark Niemeyer is joined alongside Training Captains Chad Cain and Shawn Cope as they discuss training, what makes a good Boise Firefighter candidate, and Recruit Academy. Our next round of entry-level firefighter hiring opens June 1, 2023.

Episode 3: Firefighter Wellness

Wednesday Mar 15, 2023

Wednesday Mar 15, 2023

Fire Chief Mark Niemeyer is joined alongside Captain Ashley Rosenbaum and Assistant Chief Brad Bolen as they discuss Firefighter Wellness, how the Fire Service has changed, the work our Peer Support Team is doing, and how agencies across the Treasure Valley are partnering to help emergency responders cope with the stress of the job. 

Monday Feb 13, 2023

Join Fire Chief Mark Niemeyer, Captain Rob Christensen, and Captain Chris Campbell as they discuss Ladder 5, Engine 5, working at the busiest Firehouse in the city, Firefighter mental health, and Boise Fire history. 

Thursday Jan 19, 2023

From horses to horsepower! Join Boise Fire Chief Mark Niemeyer and retired Boise Fire Captain Bob Ruth as they discuss the history, how its grown to where it is now, and the 100th year anniversary of Boise Fire. 


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