When a coworker and longtime friend of mine told me his son was in Recruit School with Boise Fire, I may have said something like "Ooooh, it might be fun to go take his photo..."
So obviously, that's how the rest of this story goes. I made contact with Boise Fire and they were kind enough to take me up on my offer to come out and take some photos.
Flash forward a few weeks, I said goodbye to my dog Huck and boarded a plane for Boise, ID.
After a short flight I made my way the rental car desk where I was immediately given a free SUV upgrade, probably because they knew I'm a huge name in "PNW Firefighter Photography (and because they were out of other cars).
My first stop was at Boise Fire Station 6, where the B-Shift dudes were cool enough to come out and pose for some photos, as well as point me in the direction of some lunch.
The second stop of the day was at Boise Station 4, a beautiful new triple house where two shifts of Firefighters, Captains and Chiefs were on hand for photos.
After leaving I Station 4 I made my way to the Boise Fire Training Facility. They were kind enough to allow me to witness some of their last evolutions, as well as come back the next morning for some group photos.