About Eagle, Idaho
The beautiful city of Eagle, Idaho lies nestled deep in the gorgeous Boise Foothills. This family-oriented community is home to many of the Boise Foothills natural treasures, including the Boise River, the Payette River, and hiking trails into the rich wonderland that is the Foothills.
Located in Ada County, Eagle Idaho was founded in 1864 by the Idaho Territorial Legislature. Ada County owes its name to Ada Riggs, the first child born in the area. Her father, HC Riggs, is the co-founder of Boise, Idaho. There is a long-established history in Eagle that draws people in.
As such, Eagle boasts a thriving tourist area, made even more spectacular by its mild climate. There are, on average, only 48 days out of the year that Eagle gets any form of precipitation, and that’s mostly during the winter months. Low humidity mixed in with the arid summer temperatures does allow for conditions to be ripe for a rash of fires across the area.
The Eagle Fire department is staffed with 47 career firefighters all serving a residential pool of about 34,000 people. Wildfires tend to be prevalent in the general vicinity of Eagle, whether by the lightning storms that get caught against the Boise Foothills, human error, or just plain bad timing. The dry atmosphere, aided by the low precipitation and humidity, dry the underbrush enough to become kindling for any wildfire to feed on. This leads to the endangerment of home and property, which the Eagle Fire Department combats with Community Risk Reduction and Fire Prevention and Education courses at local Elementary schools. Eagle Fire Department takes its community role seriously in protecting its citizens.