Middleton Rural Fire District (MIDFire) was founded in 1958, and proudly serves the community of Middleton, Idaho and surrounding areas.
Middleton is a unique rural community that offers a rare quality of life. Nestled in the Treasure Valley with two mountain ranges in full view, Middleton boasts a mild climate with four seasons.
Middleton is one of the fastest-growing communities in Idaho, yet continues to offer a "small town" feeling for those who live here.
Middleton is within easy commuting distance of large industries and is surrounded by agricultural land. Highway 44 passes through town, proving easy access to I-84 (3 miles to the west) and Boise, the State Capital (20 miles to the east). The Treasure Valley offers a complete line of shopping and cultural activities. Residents of Middleton enjoy the country life in the great outdoors with the Boise River passing just south of town, close access to BLM grounds, Bogus Basin, Tamarack, and other popular ski resorts only an hour away. Our residents enjoy some of the best hunting, fishing, mountain biking, kayaking, camping, and river rafting in the United States.
Middleton thrives on agriculture and related industries. Farmers produce a variety of crops such as potatoes, sugar beets, grains, corn, mint, hops, beans, and commercial nursery stock. Irrigation water is supplied from the Boise River and the Payette River.
MIDFire is a combination department with nine career line staff, 10 Reserve Line Staff, two Chief Officer, and an Administrative Assistant. Our professional team of Firefighter/EMT's provides fire and emergency services from two fire stations, which cover approximately 110 square miles and serve a population of about 24,000 residents. With the rapid growth of the district over the past few years, MIDFire responds to 1600 requests for service annually.
As a Rural Fire District, MIDFire is considered as a "Special taxing district" in the State of Idaho. An elected Board of Commissioners governs fire Districts in the State of Idaho. The district receives a portion of the property taxes collected by Canyon and Gem Counties to finance the district's operations.
Our Board of Commissioners meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the Month at 4:00 PM. Meetings are held at Fire Station 1, located at 302 E. Main Street.