Please click on the firework restrictions maps below to see where the designated firework areas are.
Please click on the link below for firework sales dates as well as discharge dates and times.
You can also visit the state fire marshal website for more information on firework safety as well as firework information in Utah.
Everyone stay safe and a have a great Independence Day!
The Wasatch Fire District is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Full Time Training Officer.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Resumes will be accepted beginning Monday May 18, 2020 and ending at noon on Friday May 29, 2020. Please email all resumes to email@example.com . A detailed position description can be obtained below. Wasatch Fire District is an equal opportunity employer and a drug/alcohol free workplace. Wage range $22-30/hr DOE. Benefits and retirement available.
Administer all department training for Fire and EMS personnel
Works under the general guidance and direction of the Fire Chief.
Not a direct supervisor.
Education and Experience:
Necessary Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
May include any or all of the following: Formal application, review of education and experience; written examination and assessment center; personal interview; background/driver’s license verification and check; hiring list; offer of employment; post offer physical examination including drug screen.
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED
Vehicle, radio, pager, personal computer, calculator, telephone, tape recorder, photo and video equipment, detection and monitoring equipment.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a member to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the member is frequently required to stand; sit; walk; talk or hear; use hands to finger, handle, or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The member is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. The member must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 175 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance, color, and peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a member encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the member works primarily in office, vehicle, and outdoor settings in all weather conditions, including temperature extremes, during day and night. Work is occasionally performed in emergency and stressful situations. Individual is exposed to sirens and hazards associated with fighting fires including smoke, noxious odors, fumes, chemicals, liquid chemicals, solvents, and oils.
The member occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, radiation, risk of electrical shock, and vibration.
The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet in office settings, moderate during daily work routines, and loud at emergency scenes.
The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and member and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change. Wasatch County Fire District is an equal opportunity employer and maintains a drug and alcohol-free environment.
At the Fire District annual summer party we honored retirees Kent Hylton and Roger Ford. They have been dedicated volunteers for many years. Together they have over 45 years of service. Thanks for your dedication to serving the residents of Wasatch County and we wish you a happy retirement.
Don Buckley, with the Utah Fire Sprinkler Coalition came to Wasatch County earlier this week to put on a demonstration about fire suppression sprinklers. We are so thankful to all of those who were able to come out and support Wasatch County Fire District and learn from this great demonstration! For those of you that weren’t able to make it, we have put together a video and some key facts regarding fire sprinklers.
In this video the first 2 minutes shows a room without sprinklers becoming engulfed, the second part of the video shows the room with fire sprinklers and how effectively they suppress the fire. Hope you enjoy!
Fire sprinkler facts and statistics:
*In the event of a house fire you have an average of 3 minutes to get out of the house
*The average time for a room to become fully engulfed is 4 minutes
*The average response time for a fire department is 6-10 minutes (or longer depending on the distance the fire department needs to travel, road conditions, traffic etc..)
*When the room in this demo is engulfed it is about 1,000 degrees
*The #1 cause of death for firefighters is cancer. When materials are burned they release toxic fumes into the air, these toxins get on the firefighters gear and can be breathed in. Fire sprinklers are “green” and help minimize toxin levels.
*If one fire sprinkler is triggered, they don’t all go off. Fire sprinklers are triggered by heat, not smoke, and only the sprinkler in the area of the fire will go off.
*A fire hose puts out 150-250 GPM (gallons per minute), whereas fire sprinklers put out 13-25 GPM, causing much less water damage in a home.
*It takes an average of 6-12 months to be able to live in your home again after a fire.
*The overall cost to put fire sprinklers in a home is about 1%-2% of the cost of the home.
*THE MOST IMPORTANT THING ABOUT FIRE SPRINKLERS IS THAT THEY BUY YOU TIME TO GET YOU, AND YOUR FAMILY OUT OF THE HOUSE AND TO SAFETY!!!
FIRE SPRINKLERS SAVE LIVES!!
Here is a link with more information :
We would like to thank everyone that was able to make it to our Wildland Urban Interface and Safety presentation! For those of you that were unable to attend, we have posted electronic versions of the handouts that were available the evening of the presentation in the links below.