Friday, December 12, 2014

Structure Fire Training Day

Santaquin hosted a live structure fire training on December 6th, fire departments from the southern end of Utah County participated. Besides Santaquin there was Rocky Ridge, Payson, Goshen as well as 5 Firefighters from Genola. It was great hands on training you just can't get anywhere else, a lot was learned as well as brushing up on skills that thankfully we don't have to use much.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Emergency Prepardness Family Night

Genola Fire Department will be having a Emergency Preparedness Family Night at the Fire Station.  This will take place on Monday October 20th, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. We are planning on having two trailers from the State Fire Marshels office on earthquakes and the smoke trailer, along with a Santaquin city ambulance. Light refreshments will be available. There will be information on how to get prepared in case of a emergency. Please mark your calendars and plan on coming down.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Accident 800 East Hwy 6

We responded to a accident with injuries at 800 East Hwy 6 with one person being transported to Mountain View Hospital.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Fireworks and Open Burning restrictions

Due to the high temperatures and low humidity expected in foreseeable future, your Genola Town firefighters are asking all Town residents to use the Genola Town park to light their fireworks. Looking around town you will notice high weeds that are ready to start with just a spark. 
If you use the Genola Town Park please clean up after yourself and make sure that all hot embers are dead out.
No Open Burning will be allowed until further notice for the same reason.

Travel Trailer Fire

On June 26th we were paged to a brush fire on West Mt. Enroute we learned it was actually a travel trailer that was on fire, we arrived and found the owner had extinguish the fire using 2 dry extinguishers and some extra water in jugs for his trailer. After further investigation the cause was a birds nest in the vent cover for the propane/electric fridge.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

New Water Tender

We received a low mileage 2009 Freightliner truck from the state of Utah to replace our old Mack truck. The photos below show the transformation from one truck to the other. We could not have done this without the skills of our Volunteer Fireman on the department. This work saved thousands of dollars that would have come out of the towns budget.

This is the old Mack Tender

The New Freightliner Tender



Shrimp Boil for Volunteer Fireman

Chief Smith put on a great dinner in January with a Shrimp Boil, he said it was a old family recipe. It was a great evening to visit with each other, and some of our retired brother fireman.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Heavy Brush Truck 177

We received a 6x6 truck from the State of Utah to replace a older 2 wheel drive model we had. All the work that was done to this truck was done in house by our members, and all on their free time. In the photos below will show the progress of the building of this Heavy Brush Truck.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

House Fire on December 17th

On December 17 we were paged to a house fire in Genola, we responded and were on scene in 4 minutes of the page out. On scene we found smoke coming from the eves of the home. An interior attack was done, firefighters found the fire in the attic and it was quickly extinguished.

Capt. VanMoos shown in this photo at his last fire with us was a great asset of our department. He has taken a job out of state and the Genola Fire Department wish him the best.

Total Call Stats for Genola Fire/EMS 2013

Total Calls for 2013
Accident                        3
Fire - Alarm                  1
Fire - Brush                  1
Fire - Gas Leak            1
Fire - Investigation       1
Fire - Residential          6
Lighting investigation   1
Medical                        12
Search and Rescue      1

Total Calls                  27