Here in the Treasure Valley, we're lucky to live in such a safe and friendly place. With the exception of a few outliers of course--people here don't care about much more than just looking out for their neighbors.

The same can be said for our first responders who keep us safe every day.

As Boise grows, so too do the needs of our local police and fire departments--the Boise Fire Department in particular is hoping to recruit some new 'life savers'--specifically, women.

An event to be held this weekend will focus on teaching women more about careers in working with the fire department--with hands on experiences!

In a release by the Boise Fire Department about the recruitment and information event, the structure and intent was explained:

The purpose of this bootcamp is to inspire, empower and transform career choices by equipping women with tools and resources to further their pursuit and understanding of the fire service. We hope to encourage and recruit more women to join the fire service through this initiative.  Each day of the camp will consist of educational presentations and a rotation of stations focusing on key firefighter skills.  Attendees will participate in physical and teamwork-based exercises, including extrication, forcible entry, water supply, advancing hoses, ladders, and search techniques.

Certainly, offering these types of opportunities to the community is extremely important! We love to see the Boise Fire Department taking extra steps to recruit!

The event is taking place on Saturday, June 8th and Sunday June 9th from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the Boise Fire Training Center-- 12142 Joplin Road, Boise.

Did you know that you could actually own a fire truck right here in Boise? There's one for sale and it's pretty sweet! Take a look! 

Hottest Item On Sale Now: An Idaho Fire Truck

Could this make a great first car for the kids?

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The 8 Color-Coded Meanings Behind Idaho's Fire Hydrants

Have you ever wondered why certain Boise fire hydrants are solid red and others have yellow caps? We did! And finding a straight answer wasn't easy!

Scroll on for the National Fire Sprinkler Association's designated classification and rated flow for light blue, green, orange, and red fire hydrants.

Black, silver, yellow, and purple fire hydrants aren't codified by NFSA, but after some digging around, we found the meaning behind the unique colors!

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