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.