Saturday, December 22, 2012

Firefighter Cowan

J. Cowan joined the Genola Volunteer Fire Department on September 21, 2010. Firefighter Cowan is always willing to learn exactly why and how we do things in fighting fires. Since joining he has been a great asset to the department. 
Firefighter Cowan worked hard and finished his training earlier this year by completing the Firefighter I & II program. On December 22, 2012 the department presented him with a coat to show our appreciation for his hours of training.

Capt. Van Moos

Capt. Van Moos joined the Genola Volunteer Fire Department on January 4, 2011, at that time he was already well on his way to a career in the fire service.  Having completed his Basic EMT in 2009, and Firefighter I and II in 2010, and in 2012 he finished the Paramedic program at UFRA.  Having moved up though the ranks since joining the department by working hard and always willing to break down any doors that needed to be opened! He is currently serving as Capt. over training, and those attending his classes always learn something new. On December 22, 2012 he was given a coat with his name on it to thank him for his hours of service to the residents of Genola.

Monday, December 17, 2012


We would like to thank all the children that came out to visit Santa this last Saturday. He told the firemen that all the Genola children  were being very good this year.

Your Volunteer Fireman wish each one of you a safe, joyful Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Santa Is Coming

The tradition continues this year with Santa coming to the fire station on December 15th. Instead of his sleigh he will be using a fire truck. Watch for him from 8:30 until 10:00am as he makes his way around town. He will be then at the station from 10:00am til 12:00 to visit with the children.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Smoke Alarms

Have you checked your smoke alarm batteries recently?

Genola Fire Department urges you to check your smoke and CO alarms and batteries for the upcoming winter. This is the time of year when most of us use our wood burning stoves and fireplaces.
Smoke alarms most often fail because of missing, dead or disconnected batteries, so maintenance is a simple and effective way to protect your family and reduce home fire deaths.

For best protection, it is recommended that you install alarms utilizing both ionization and photoelectric technology, and ones that have long life 10 year lithium ion batteries.
Visit the United States Fire Administration and National Fire Protection Association for additional information regarding smoke alarm types, installation, maintenance and safety.

Monday, September 17, 2012

West Mountain Fire

We were paged out to a wildland fire on the west side of West Mountain on Saturday the 15th around 7 pm. This fire was started by target shooters. Ten of our members came out to fight this fire which was in very rocky and steep terrain. This fire had to be fought with hand tools.
A Forest Service and BLM hand crew arrived around dark and started working to extinguish this fire.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

As of Wednesday September 12th the Genola Fire Chief has lifted the fire ban inside the town limits for Genola. Please call into dispatch's burn line (801-374-2876) before burning.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Brush Fire By Payson Dump

On August 14th we were paged out to help Payson with a brush fire west of the Payson garbage dump. We responded with 2 brush trucks and 6 firefighters.
The fire was contained just before dark. 

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Rollover On Hwy 6

We were paged out to a rollover accident on Hwy 6 at 7:00 am on Wednesday August 1st. One person had to be extracted from the vehicle and was transported to Mt. View Hospital
Santaquin responded with Genola to this accident, it was a team effort with both agency's working great together.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Fireworks And Open Fires


As of July 1, 2012 the Fire Chief and Genola Town Mayor have banned any and all open fires and fireworks until further notice. You could be held liable for any and all damages if you start a fire. Please be careful and have a safe 4th and 24th, contact the Fire Chief or Mayor if you have any questions.  

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Letter from the State Fire Marshel to UT Fire Chiefs

(This letter was e-mailed out to all UT fire chiefs from the State Fire Marshel Brent Halladay.It contains some good information concerning the fire restirctions for this year)


Could you please send this out to all the State Fire Chiefs.

I attended a meeting with the Commissioner and others yesterday morning, where the Governor and Lt. Governor discussed the problems our good state is experiencing right now. Lately, there have been many.

One of the concerns brought forth was the fact that with the Statewide Fire Restrictions that have been issued by the State Forester, BLM, US Forest Service, and the BIA, all lands in the State of Utah, except incorporated towns and cities, are closed. Simply put, if you live in the county, on unincorporated private lands, you cannot set off fireworks along with several other restrictions. Many of our citizens in the unincorporated areas do not know that, and when they are informed are openly surprised.

Somehow we need to get this information to our citizens so they are informed. Many citizens are also not aware of the restrictions that your city administrations have placed in your own communities. If you watched the Governor's news conference last night he strongly pushed that if you live in the county you are banned from fireworks this year. He also urged local communities to protect themselves within the "fullest extent of the law".

Please take time to get this information out to the citizens. Posting of those closed areas, placing them on our website, placing them on your website, at the fireworks stands, city hall, local papers, etc. If we do not adequately inform our citizens, we will have great discord on the days of discharge when our citizens are shooting off fireworks in closed areas of the towns, cities, and county, and are unaware they are breaking the law.

Thank you and please be safe.


Fireworks Restrictions for 2012

June 26, 2012 
For immediate release 
Genola Town Fire Chief Restricts Fireworks
The Genola Town Fire Chief has prohibited the use of fireworks and open burning in several areas of Genola.

Chief Greg Smith cited the abundance of tall grasses and weeds, continuing high temperatures and winds that quickly dry out vegetation as the need for the restriction. He also noted that there is a large fuel load of “duff” or undergrowth from previous years that adds to the fire danger.

The following restrictions are in place for the duration of the 2012 fireworks season:
1)      All areas south of Highway 6 within the Genola Town limits. 
2)      All areas east of 800 east to 1200 north.
3)      All areas east of Hillside Drive and continuing on 1600 north to Main Street.
4)      All areas east of Lake Road within the boundaries of Genola Town limits.

If you live within the restricted areas, please enjoy your fireworks by setting them off within the Genola Town Park (please be responsible and clean up after your fun). The Fire Department will continue to monitor environmental conditions throughout the rest of the Town for additional fireworks restrictions.

As a reminder:
To report non-emergency situations call 801-794-3970.
To report a fire, stop a crime or save a life call 911.

For more information, please contact Chief Greg Smith at 801-360-2311 or check the Fire Departments blog at

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Grass Fire on West Side of West Mt.

We responded to a grass fire that was started by a Cat Dozer that was working at the Ames gravel pit. With 2 of the pits dozers helping us we were able to get the fire out before dark. We had all 4 of our brush trucks and our tender on this fire, which helped in the extinguishment of the mostly grass fire. A total of 15 acres burned.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Grass Fire in Goshen

On May 24 and 25th Genola Fire Department responded to 2 fires in the Elberta area to help Goshen extinguish them. The Mile Marker 4 fire burnt 84 acres the Tunnel Road Fire was 38 acres in size. At this time it is unknown what started either fire.

Thanks for your support

The volunteers for Genola Fire Department would like to thank all those that came out and supported us at our fund raiser dinner. The food was great and we hoped everyone had a great time.

Cooks for the fund raiser...

Friday, April 27, 2012

Annual Fund Raiser Dinner

Genola Town Fire Department is having their 7th annual fund raiser dinner on May 19th 2012. Come visit with your neighbors and friends while enjoying a hamburger or hotdog with all the fixings. Dinner will be served from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Fire Station (455 North Main).  Tickets will be sold at the door, $5.00 a person or $20.00 for a family of 5.

Vehicle Fire

Sunday 22, 2012 we were paged out to a vehicle fire on Highway 141 mile post 4. With the help from Goshen Fire Department the vehicle and small grass fire were quickly extinguished.

The driver and his passenger were able to escape the vehicle before they were hurt.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Air Med......

Genola Fire Department responded to an accident on Hwy 6 on March 21, with one person being flown to UVRMC.
We are very fortunate to now have Air Med stationed at Mountain View Hospital in Payson for those times when minutes count.    

Genola and Santaquin Fire Department’s worked great together on this difficult call.     

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Ambulance Training......

This week for our training we had one of the ambulances from Santaquin come to our station. Training was held on how the firemen would help on a trauma call while assisting the ambulance crew.  Our members were also trained on where to find equipment on the ambulances if needed. In the photos are two of our newest Genola Fire Department members for the medical first responders.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Burning Garbage....

On February 1, 2012 we were paged out to a garbage truck on fire at the fire station. When firefighters arrived they found that the driver of the garbage truck had dumped his load so it would not burn his truck. We extinguished the burning trash without much trouble.
This is the second time this has happened in the last 2 years, to help us avoid this in the future please make sure there are no hot embers in the trash, this could be caused by hot ashes from a fireplace, wood burning stove or a smoldering cigarette.

The garbage company has done a great job in cleaning up after both these fires. We are greatfull that the drivers of these trucks are alert to these types of fires and have avoided a costly vehicle fire.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Sunday Fire With High Winds

We responded to a structural fire on January 15th, we arrived to find the outbuildings on fire and moving towards the home. High winds was a concern pushing the fire towards the home. We called in Santaquin and Goshen's Fire Departments again to help us save the home. We have a great relationship with our neighboring departments and wish to thank them for the help they give us.

This fire was on a Sunday afternoon and many of our members responded from church. We had a great turnout with 9 members showing up.

Trailer fire

January 10, 2012, Genola Fire Department was paged out to a trailer fire in town. With help from Goshen and Santaquin Fire Departments we were able to extinguish before it spread to other buildings.