Clouds of black smoke over Boise have had most of the Treasure Valley wondering where it's coming from, why it's happening, and if there's an emergency.

The truth is, the smoke that we're seeing is actually to help keep us safe.

Boise Fire Department is on it!

It might seem scary but there are some solid reasons why we're seeing this black smoke over the Treasure Valley - training.

Our firefighters will be training at the Boise airport and the Boise Fire Department says because of that, you could be noticing black smoke east of the airport. If you didn't know that, it's easy to assume the worst, especially with everything that's been happening in the news lately.

But why is the Boise Fire Department training at the airport? Let's look at the top four reasons why the Boise Fire Department is training at the airport this week.

Why Does Boise Fire Department Train At The Airport?

According to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), there are some solid reasons why Boise Fire is training at the Boise Airport.

Gallery Credit: Chris Cardenas

See? There's no reason to be alarmed and if anything, we should be commending our first responders for the training and work they're putting in to keep us all safe.

What's amazing (at least to this author), is that this is just one type of training our firefighters go through. But, becoming a firefighter for Boise is a whole other ball game.

Let's take a look at what they require... do you have what it takes?

Do You Have What It Takes To Become A Boise Firefighter?

Do you have what it takes to become a firefighter in Boise? Let's take a look at the qualifications according to the site for the city of Boise.

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Our firefighters aren't just putting out fires either, they're also raising money for the Boise Fire Community Assistance Fund. How are they doing that, you ask?

We've got one word for you: calendar.

Here's a steamy preview of the Boise Fire's 2024 calendar...

Exclusive Look At Boise Fire's Steamy New 2024 Calendar

It's baaack! Our Boise firefighters are raising money for the Boise Fire Community Assistance Fund and are turning up the heat for 2024! Special thanks to Barb Bergeson Studio Gallery Photography for the exclusive preview.

Gallery Credit: Chris Cardenas

Boise Firefighters Drop Fiery New 2023 Calendar!

Our Boise Firefighters are looking steamy in the new 2023 calendar! Check out some of the photos you'll see in this year's 2023 as well as photos from years passed!

Gallery Credit: Chris Cardenas

Boise Firefighters Are Too Hot to Handle in New 2022 Calendar

To help raise money for the Community Assistance Fund, Boise Firefighters Local 149 is releasing a steamy 2022 calendar!

Gallery Credit: Chris Cardenas

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