WCFD PERSONNEL POLICIES AND PROCEDURES Final 6.25.2018
A QUICK HISTORY
The Heber Valley Fire Department was originally created in 1921 to provide fire protection to the citizens of the Heber Valley. In 1987 the Wasatch County Fire Protection District was organized to provide fire coverage throughout the county to the communities of Heber, Midway, Wallsburg, Charleston, Daniels, Independence, Hideout and the unincorporated areas of the county.
Wasatch County Fire Department’s response area covers 1175.50 Square miles. WCFD is an all hazard response agency providing Structural Fire Protection, Wildland Fire Suppression, Technical Hazardous Material Response, Emergency Medical Response, and Fire Prevention/Education to a permanent population of 23,530 citizens with a summer population spike from 40,000 to 100,000 at peak times.
The Fire Department operates out of 5 stations throughout the county. 1 full time station is located in the Jordanelle basin, and 4 unmanned stations in Heber, Midway, Timberlakes, and Wallsburg. These stations are staffed by firefighters who respond from within the community. The departments ISO rating is a 6 to individuals living within 5 miles of a fire station and a 9/10 to those living beyond 5 miles.
The Fire Department operates out of 5 stations throughout the county. 1 full time station is located in the Jordanelle basin, and unmanned stations in Heber, Midway, Timberlakes, and Wallsburg. These stations are staffed by firefighters who respond from within the community. The departments ISO rating is a 6x.
WCFD staffs both Jordanelle and Midway Fire Stations 24/7
1 Full Time Fire Chief
3 Battalion Chiefs
1 Full Time Fire Marshall
1 Full Time Wild land Fire Warden
1 Full Time Administrative Assistant
18 Full Time Firefighters (All 18 full time firefighters of Wasatch County Fire District serve as paid call volunteers when not on duty.)
22 Volunteer Firefighters
At the summer fire party Wasatch County Fire District honored retiree Rick Coleman, who retired with 23 years of service this year. Thanks Rick for your service to Wasatch County.
To whom it may a concern,
My name is Jordan Hymas. I am interested in being put on a interest list for future testing dates of firefighter/EMT. Thank you for your consideration.
We do not keep an interest list. You can watch our website for future positions that may come available. We do hire all full time positions from the volunteer sector prior to opening up to the public. If you live within the Wasatch County Fire District and are EMT and FFII certified you can apply as a volunteer fire fighter when there is a position open.
Is the Fire Chief elected by the public or appointed or is it done in some other way? Who does the Fire Chief answer to?
The Fire Chief is a hired position. He was hired by the Fire District Board of Directors after applying and going through the process in our policy and Procedure policy. He answers to the County Council who serves as the Wasatch County Fire Board of Directors.