Gooding Fire Department

Fire Chief Brandon Covey
422 Idaho Street
brandoncovey@cableone.net
208 934-8348

Deputy Fire Chief Pat Bishop
422 Idaho Street
patbishop@cableone.net
208 934-8348

The Gooding Volunteer Fire Department (GVFD) is 103 years old and it is stronger today than ever in its history. It’s members volunteer countless hours of training and of response time every year. Currently, the GVFD has 25 volunteers providing fire protection service to the residents of the city and  rural fire district.

The Gooding Fire Department is a combined city/rural fire department that covers 151 sq miles and serves approximately 6500 customers.  Along with structural protection they provide wildland, haz mat , EMS, and public education services.  The department consists of a paid Fire Chief and a volunteer Deputy Chief.  The City and Rural District is covered 24/7 with highly trained personnel.

Outside the department they have mutual aid agreements with all of the fire departments in the county and several others in surrounding counties.  The department conducts training drills every Wednesday of the week.   Feel free to stop by the station Monday-Friday from 8am to 5pm and check out YOUR department.

The City of Gooding has a Class 3 fire rating which benefits our residents as it translates into greater safety and therefore lower fire insurance premiums. This Class 3 fire rating is the envy of many communities Gooding’s size.

Major equipment  includes three fire engines, one tanker, one water tender, one rescue vehicle, one Type VI brush truck, two Type IV brush trucks, one ambulance for first responder calls, and two command vehicles.   The Department also has two automated external defibrillators (AED’s).  The Gooding Fire department does assist the Gooding County Emergency Medical Services when requested.

Burning Permits: Fire Chief Brandon Covey urges everyone to get a Burning Permit before burning.  All fires must be extinguished by sundown!