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Health & Safety

Kootenai County is one of the safest, healthiest cities in the nation…

We promote community health and wellness through education and awareness, prevention, environmental health and safety measures, recreational activities, and active lifestyles. We provide programs and facilities where youth can gather, connect and participate in safe, healthy social activities. Police, fire and emergency services in Kootenai county are fast and reliable, with excellent training, personnel, equipment and facilities. Medical and mental health services meet the needs of our growing population. Our government, business and community groups collaborate to provide programs and services for our at-risk and vulnerable populations.


  • A mass-messaging  system for health and safety alerts developed for the public
  • ADA access points identified and promoted for access along the lake and river fronts for people with disabilities
  • Increased housing and shelter options to better address the needs of the homeless community
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