Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Goshen House Fire

We were paged out to help Goshen and Santaquin on a house fire, upon arriving we were asked to hook a hydrant and lay out 1200 feet of our LDH (large diameter hose) to support the 3 engines already engaged in knocking down the fire.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Flooding In Genola

On September 7th heavy rain fills in a portion of the Highline Canal above Hillside Drive with rocks and mud from West Mountain.

With the help of two backhoes (the Town's and a resident) we were able to get it cleaned out before it breached.  A weather site in one of the orchards in Genola recorded 2.2 inches of rain, much of it coming down within a hours time.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Emergency Open House

Our first Emergency Open House was a great success, with a great breakfast served up by the fireman's families, and other activities. We would like to thank everyone that came and participated. A special thanks to Old Pioneer Press on Santaquin Main Street for printing our flyers for free -- Thank You!


The Utah Highway Patrol crash simulator was a big hit with the kids

Everyone agreed that the Fireman Challenge that Capt. Van Moos put together was a workout.

We would like to say "Thanks" to Santaquin EMS for supporting the Genola Fire Department

Friday, June 7, 2013

Your local Volunteer Fire Department would like to invite you to our First Annual Preparedness Open House on Saturday June 8th from 8:00am until 11:00am.

A free breakfast will be served during this time by our support group (wife's of the firemen).

Fire topics will include:
  • Burn Permits - the new requirements
  • How to help us find you
  • House fires - Do's and Don'ts
  • Smoke alarms how old is to old
Bring your used fire extinguishers to be recharged by Taylor's, the cost will be depending on size and type. New extinguishers will be available to purchase if needed.

Fireman Challenge --- come and see if your can beat one of our own in a timed event. Trials will be at 9:00am, 10:00am and finals at 11:00am.

Learn how you can help the Town of Genola Fire Department

Highway Patrol Crash Simulator will be on site.

  • Free blood pressure check
  • Free blood sugar check
  • Sign up for a CPR class
  • Purchase a Family First Aid Kit ($20.00)
  • Enter to win one of the Family First aid Kits
Santaquin's ambulance will be onsite come and check out what's new.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Garage Fire

On March 26, 2013 we were paged to an brush fire at 96 North State road in Genola.  Genola Assistant Chief 172 noticed while passing that it was a garage and fire was already venting though the roof. A page was sent out to Goshen and Santaquin for help, Genola Engine 171 arrived on scene and found the nearest fire hydrant too far away for our 1,500 feet of hose. A page was sent out for a water tender to bring us water to fight this structure fire. Santaquin Truck 141 arrived on scene with more manpower and it was determined the best way to get water to this fire was to pull hose by hand though the field to the hydrant. With the combination of a water tender and the hydrant the fire was knocked down quickly.   

This is what we found as we arrived on scene. There was a large fuel load of used tires stored in the garage along with gasoline in a vehicle that started the fire.

After the fire was knocked down.
Hose line though the neighbors field to the nearest hydrant.

Office space on the side of the garage was saved and only suffered minor water damage.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Open Burning Information...

Department of Air Quality (DAQ) has set up a website and are asking people living in Residential areas to register online to obtain a burn application. This will have to be done prior to obtaining a burn permit from us. Every fire department will be doing this throughout the state, as per the new law R307-202-7 that went into effect on March 1, 2013

This effects only Residential burning only, Agricultural permits that were issued by Genola Fire Department are still valid to use. If you live in a non Greenbelt home 2.5 acres and smaller you will need to go online and obtain a burn application before you come to the fire station. 

We understand there will be a three (3) day turn around period to receive it back so please plan ahead as we cannot issue one without it.

After March 30th you can use this open burning link to start the process.



Saturday, March 9, 2013

Chimney Fire

On February 27, 2013 we responded to a chimney fire in Genola. We were able to extinguish it without problems and no major damage was caused by the fire to the home.


Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Call stats for 2012 for the Genola Volunteer Fire Department

Brush Fires:                10
Structural Fires:           5
Fire/CO Alarm:            1
Fire Investigation:        7
Vehicle Fire:                 2
Accidents:                    7
Medical:                      30

Total Calls for 2012:  62

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Cold Weather House Fire

On January 4th we were paged out to a structure fire at a home in Genola. The fire call started at 3:00am and was minus 5 to minus 10 degrees during the call. Santaquin and Goshen responded to give us a hand on this difficult fire. A search was made along with a interior attack, no one was found inside the home. Structural compromise from fire made interior extinguishment dangerous and firefighters were pulled from the house, which then moved to a defencive mode. The cold temperatures made firefighting hazardous with icing of equipment and roads. It took a total of 6.5 hours to get it under control.