North Bannock Fire Department

North Bannock Fire Department The official page for the North Bannock Fire Department. We will inform the community of events, share photos of activities, and provide fire prevention messages.
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Just a spark can cause a quick moving wildland fire.  Our crews were in the area of Philbin and Siphon for an afternoon ...
07/16/2020

Just a spark can cause a quick moving wildland fire. Our crews were in the area of Philbin and Siphon for an afternoon fire. Though the grass looks green, a little afternoon heat and low humidity will make the grasses quite flammable.

Today, the North Bannock Fire District gets its sign.  Another testament to being a permanent part of the southeast Idah...
07/14/2020

Today, the North Bannock Fire District gets its sign. Another testament to being a permanent part of the southeast Idaho emergency response. If you haven’t been by the station, feel free to stop by and say hi.

What have you done to be prepared?  We will come give you suggestions with a home ignition zone inspection.
07/14/2020

What have you done to be prepared? We will come give you suggestions with a home ignition zone inspection.

Are you prepared for a wildfire?

Protect your property by creating 100 ft of defensible space.

🔥Reduce flammable material near your home
🍂Remove dead leaves and debris from your roof & gutters
🔨Cover all exterior vents with metal mesh screening
🏠Screen or box-in below patios and decks
🌲Thin trees and remove ladder fuels to prevent fire spread
🌼Landscape using Firewise methods and fire resistant plants

Learn more on how to protect your home and community at Fire Adapted Communities: https://fireadapted.org or go visit the Idaho Firewise website: http://idahofirewise.org/firewise-landscapes/

Do your part and don't let this summer go up in smoke!
#together4idaho #FireYear2020

Better Together.  One of our firefighters recently married and her North Bannock Fire Brothers and Sisters were there.  ...
07/11/2020

Better Together. One of our firefighters recently married and her North Bannock Fire Brothers and Sisters were there. While their wedding theme of “Better Together” is true of their marriage it is also true of our North Bannock Fire Family. Each member of the department makes our department better. Add the people of North Bannock County and the and Fire District Commissioners to the equation, and we are even better. Add people and businesses within the southeast Idaho community, and we become a force to be reckoned with! Congratulations Jenna & Preston on the wedding and thank you for being a part of the North Bannock Fire Family!

Yesterday, the Idaho Surveying and Rating Bureau (ISRB) completed their field inspection of the North Bannock Fire Distr...
07/09/2020
Idaho Surveying & Rating Bureau, Inc. - Home Page

Yesterday, the Idaho Surveying and Rating Bureau (ISRB) completed their field inspection of the North Bannock Fire District. The ISRB is an independent rating organization operating with a license from the Idaho Department of Insurance. Http://www.isrb.com. The rating is used by insurance underwriters to determine the insurance premiums for fire coverage, Farm, homeowner, commercial fire, business, and high risk coverages. Consideration is given to distance from the fire station, the amount of personnel at the station, available apparatus and equipment, training of personnel, water supply, and dispatching services. Changes in any of these considerations may increase or decrease the cost of insurance coverage. It will take over a month to get the rating calculated and we will keep the public informed of any changes.

Idaho Surveying & Rating Bureau, Inc. Homepage

Today we honor the 14 firefighters killed in the Storm King Mountain (South Canyon) Fire, near Glenwood Sorings, CO, on ...
07/06/2020

Today we honor the 14 firefighters killed in the Storm King Mountain (South Canyon) Fire, near Glenwood Sorings, CO, on June 6th, 1994. This wraps up Wildland Firefighter Week, 2020. Wildland firefighting is a dangerous job with the fire having the ability to destroy property and lives. This is why we ask people to be smart when it comes to fireworks, shooting, burning, and recreation in the outdoors of Idaho.

At North Bannock Fire, we believe in prioritizing family.  Our Auxiliary put together a bbq for the 4th of July, but unf...
07/05/2020

At North Bannock Fire, we believe in prioritizing family. Our Auxiliary put together a bbq for the 4th of July, but unfortunately our members ended up a little busy. Here are some of the pictures of those that were at the bbq. Our Auxiliary also brought up hamburger and hot dogs for the crews working the fire. A special thank you to the Auxiliary President, Cami Kent Farnworth for the preparation in putting together the bbq and to Chrissy McElprang-Farnsworth for bringing the food up to the fire. We have openings for those that want to join the auxiliary to support the fire department.

North Bannock Firefighters and BLM crews will continue mopping up hot spots in the area of the Pocatello Creek Fire this...
07/05/2020

North Bannock Firefighters and BLM crews will continue mopping up hot spots in the area of the Pocatello Creek Fire this morning and possibly into the afternoon. Please watch for them and avoid the area if you can.

This afternoon the North Bannock Fire Department was called to a brush fire on Pocatello Creek Road.  This fire was the ...
07/05/2020

This afternoon the North Bannock Fire Department was called to a brush fire on Pocatello Creek Road. This fire was the first time North Bannock Firefighters were able to use their wildland training on an actual fire. The crews did an excellent job with no injuries reported to fire crews thus far. We appreciate the help of Pocatello Fire, Chubbuck Fire, BLM and Forest Service. Truly a team effort is what saved the homes and kept the fire to only 6 acres. The fire was determined to have been caused from a shooting incident. Further investigation is still pending.

From everyone at the North Bannock Fire District and the members of the North Bannock Fire Department, Have a wonderful ...
07/04/2020

From everyone at the North Bannock Fire District and the members of the North Bannock Fire Department, Have a wonderful and safe 4th of July!

Celebrating Independence Day Safely
07/03/2020
Celebrating Independence Day Safely

Celebrating Independence Day Safely

This year's July 4 will look a little different. Chief Farnsworth provides some tips to help you celebrate safely.

Happy Statehood Day Idaho!
07/03/2020

Happy Statehood Day Idaho!

A reminder that effective yesterday (July 1st, 2020) there is a burn ban within the boundaries of the North Bannock Fire...
07/02/2020

A reminder that effective yesterday (July 1st, 2020) there is a burn ban within the boundaries of the North Bannock Fire District. The anticipated length of this burn ban is to last until October dependant upon weather.

This week begins Wildland Firefighter week of remembrance.  On June 30th, 2013 The Granite Mountain Hotshots lost 19 of ...
06/30/2020

This week begins Wildland Firefighter week of remembrance. On June 30th, 2013 The Granite Mountain Hotshots lost 19 of its 20 members at the Yarnell Hill Fire. Evidence of the dangerous work taken on by wildland firefighters everywhere. Listed below are the names of the Granite Mountain Hotshots lost that day. May we always remember their sacrifice.

Andrew Ashcraft, 29
Robert Caldwell, 23
Travis Carter, 31
Dustin DeFord, 24
Christopher MacKenzie, 30
Eric Marsh, 43
Grant McKee, 21
Sean Misner, 26
Scott Norris, 28
Wade Parker, 22
John Percin Jr., 24
Anthony Rose, 23
Jesse Steed, 36
Joe Thurston, 32
Travis Turbyfill, 27
William Warneke, 25,
Clayton Whitted, 28
Kevin Woyjeck, 21
Garret Zuppiger, 27

GONE BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN

Fire season has arrived.  Pocatello Fire had a fire in the hills of Monte Vista, we were dispatched to a large controlle...
06/27/2020

Fire season has arrived. Pocatello Fire had a fire in the hills of Monte Vista, we were dispatched to a large controlled burn today, then Pocatello Valley/BLM, and Forest Service gets dispatched to a fire in the Mink Creek area. Ensure chains are not dragging when you are towing, don’t throw cigarettes out of vehicles, and when burning, your water should be able to quickly extinguish the fire If needed (bigger burn piles are harder to extinguish with a garden water hose), don’t use exploding targets, use fireworks as directed and in a safe location, and be sure to fully extinguish your campfires. Don’t let your summer go up in smoke.

06/26/2020
Shoot Responsibly PSA #3

We were asked about the use of exploding targets. Exploding targets are prohibited on public lands and in National Forest. If you choose to use exploding targets consider the consequences. Don’t shoot when it is windy and try. Find a shooting area clear of grass. Be aware of objects that may cause a ricochet. Keep water, shovels, and a fire extinguisher near by. And be responsible when shooting.

https://youtu.be/pSAFmziERVA

Whether you’re target shooting or building your family’s traditional hunting camp, fire managers urge Idahoans to shoot responsibly and to be vigilant about ...

Pocatello Fire Department
06/25/2020

Pocatello Fire Department

The 4th of July is right around the corner. Pocatello Fire Department wants everyone to have a safe and enjoyable 4th of July. We encourage everyone to do their part and practice good fire safety:

4th of July Safety Tips:

▪ Local ordinances should be verified before purchasing and/or using fireworks.
▪ Always read directions.
▪ Always have an adult present.
▪ Use fireworks outdoors only.
▪ Never use near dry grass or other flammable materials.
▪ Light one at a time.
▪ Keep a safe distance.
▪ Never point or throw fireworks at another person.
▪ Never experiment with fireworks.
▪ Have a bucket of water and a hose handy.
▪ Never attempt to re-light or “fix” fireworks.
▪ Do not wear loose fitting clothing.
▪ Never carry fireworks in your pockets.
▪ Fireworks are not toys.
▪ Use only approved fireworks in approved areas!

To view prohibited areas for fireworks: you can visit https://www.pocatello.us/ and click on Prohibited Areas for Fireworks

Parents are liable for any damage or injuries caused by their
children using fireworks.

City of Pocatello - City Hall
06/25/2020

City of Pocatello - City Hall

Starting July 1, a ban on certain types of fires will be in place for parts of Pocatello.

All open burning of solid fuels such as wood, paper, or charcoal within the Wildland-Urban Interface Areas of the Gate City will be put on hold because of current fire danger and fuel moisture levels. The use of gas fire pits and/or charcoal briquettes or gas grills when used in appliances designed for food preparation are exempted from the ban.

“The hills and benches in and around Pocatello are covered in junipers, sagebrush, and cheatgrass that are prone to rapid ignition and extreme fire behavior,” said Pocatello Fire Chief David Gates. “It only takes a single ember to cause what could become a devastating wildfire. I strongly encourage all citizens to heed the ban and potentially save the lives and homes of fellow residents.”

Recreational fires and portable outdoor fireplaces as defined by Pocatello Municipal Code are exempt from open burning regulations in non-interface areas.

To view a map showing the Wildland-Urban Interface Areas of Pocatello, visit http://bit.ly/PocatelloChubbuckWUI.

The ban will remain in place until October 1 or until it is repealed.

Residents with questions about the burn ban can call the Pocatello Fire Department at 208-234-6201.

For more information on the Pocatello Fire Department, visit https://www.pocatello.us/189/Fire.

A Burn Ban will be going into effect on July 1st, 2020.
06/24/2020

A Burn Ban will be going into effect on July 1st, 2020.

Never leave a campfire unattended!!  Make sure you are getting burn permits and monitoring your fires while burning.
06/24/2020

Never leave a campfire unattended!! Make sure you are getting burn permits and monitoring your fires while burning.

We are preparing for #wildfire season, are you? Fire officials found over 6 abandoned (and burning) campfires this weekend. That's right...6! As vegetation dries out and temperatures rise, this will result in preventable wildfires. Don't let your summer go up in smoke!

While others are out patrolling, our #Portneuf #helitack crew are hard at work preparing for the oncoming fire season. On 6/20/2020 the helicopter arrived in Pocatello and the helitack crew started training exercises.

Helitack crews are teams of #firefighters who are transported by helicopter to wildfires. Helicopters provide rapid transport, enabling helitack crews to quickly respond and assess a wildfire situation. Helitack crews may land near a wildfire. Once on the ground, crews build firelines using hand tools, chainsaws, and other firefighting tools. They often remain overnight in remote locations. After they have completed their assignment, crew members may pack up to 120 pounds of equipment over difficult terrain to reach a pick-up point. Helitack crew often prepare helispots (helicopter landing zones) that provide better access to a fire. Helicopter crew members may also perform other duties such as tree felling, firing operations, delivering people and equipment, and managing helibases.

Yesterday, the crew familiarized themselves with #longline training at the #Nordic Ski Area. Using different equipment, firefighters work at hoisting and unloading various loads via a longline. This method is used to supply firefighters with food and equipment in remote and rugged areas in the summer. The local helitack crew will also train on being proficient at loading and unloading the helicopter while the helicopter is running and configuring the helicopter for bucket work operations, which allows the helicopter to drop water on a fire within three minutes of landing.

The crew trains on effectively communicating the needs of the firefighters on the ground to the helicopter pilot by radio communication. The helitack crew works constantly to bridging the gap between being a wildland firefighter and a professional fight crew at the same time.

The helicopter stationed in Pocatello is a Bell 407GX. Its turbine engine produces up to 900HP, with a usable payload of up to 1800 pounds depending on fuel load, with a cruising speed of 140 knots. It can carry up to7 people but for normal firefight operations it carries the pilot plus helicopter manager and two firefighters with initial attack (IA) gear.

Servpro of Blackfoot/Pocatello
06/22/2020

Servpro of Blackfoot/Pocatello

How about a little Q&A for your Monday?

Let us know your answer(s) in the comments!

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#servproblackfootpocatello #fireworksafety #monday #4thofjuly #summersafety #fire #water #restoration

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Happy Father’s Day.  A special Thank you to the fathers that are serving their communities and their countries.
06/21/2020

Happy Father’s Day. A special Thank you to the fathers that are serving their communities and their countries.

13 years ago June 18, 2007 the fire service lost 9 firefighters at the Sofa Super Store Fire. Always Honor and Never For...
06/18/2020

13 years ago June 18, 2007 the fire service lost 9 firefighters at the Sofa Super Store Fire. Always Honor and Never Forget the Charleston 9. Take a moment today to learn something about this fire.
These are the names of the Charleston 9: Louis Mulkey. Mike Benke. Billy Hutchinson
Mike French Brandon Thompson. Earl Drayton
Melvin Champaign. Mark Kelsey. Brad Baity

Idaho Department of Lands Fire Information
06/17/2020

Idaho Department of Lands Fire Information

Don't let the cool wet weather fool you. Predictive services is calling for an above average fires season here July-September. Please be careful this summer as Humans are the #1 cause of fires around here. Be sure to like and follow Idaho Department of Lands Fire Information to keep up with fires in IDL's statewide protection areas.
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#IDLfireinfo #ReadyForWildfire #IDLfireseason2020

Our United States flag flies above our station each and every day. Happy Flag Day. Flag Day is celebrated in America on ...
06/14/2020

Our United States flag flies above our station each and every day. Happy Flag Day.

Flag Day is celebrated in America on June 14, commemorating the day the first flag resolution was passed.

On June 14, 1777, less than one year after Betsy Ross had received the order from General Washington to make the first flag, the Second Continental Congress passed a flag resolution stating:

Resolved, That the flag of the United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new Constellation.

The first national observance of Flag Day was on June 14, 1877; 100 years after the flag resolution was adopted by the Continental Congress.

Source; https://constitutioncenter.org/blog/a-brief-history-of-flag-day/

Our Chubbuck Walmart has been a great supporter of our efforts here at North Bannock Fire.  Today we received cases of w...
06/10/2020

Our Chubbuck Walmart has been a great supporter of our efforts here at North Bannock Fire. Today we received cases of water in preparation of the upcoming wildland fire season. In the past they have given from their Community Grant Fund and donated food for our open house. Thank you Walmart for your continued support! #Walmart #Partnerships #Inthistogether #ChubbuckWalmart

06/08/2020
National Fire Heritage Center

A classic Sparky the Fire Dog PSA from the National Fire Heritage Center!

An animated public service announcement of Sparky The Fire Dog pointing out sources of fire in residential homes.

Original format: 16mm, black and white, sound.

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

(Video Credits: Item 813, Record Series 2801-11, National Archives at Seattle).

Today we were able to help celebrate a 3-year old’s Birthday. The best thing is seeing his big smile as we pulled up!
06/07/2020

Today we were able to help celebrate a 3-year old’s Birthday. The best thing is seeing his big smile as we pulled up!

On Wednesday and Thursday, North Bannock Firefighters trained on Engine and Tender ops while filling a cistern for WeSto...
06/06/2020

On Wednesday and Thursday, North Bannock Firefighters trained on Engine and Tender ops while filling a cistern for WeStoreIt in Pocatello. We appreciated the opportunity that Rod Eggleston and the WeStoreIt group gave us. We also appreciate the review given to our Fire Commissioner after we were done. Here is a copy of the note he sent to Roy.

Thank you so much for a great job last night, you have a great crew and it was a pleasure to meet them!

Mr. Allen,
My name is Rod Eggleston and we built the storage units across from Connor Academy on Philbin Rd. Part of the terms of our building permit was that we install a cistern for retaining water incase of a fire. I've worked closely with Chief Farnsworth to properly construct the tank and make sure we had the proper connections for your equipment in the event that we ever have a fire.
Last night, Chief Farnsworth and his crew helped us fill the tank. He used the opportunity as a training exercise for his crew. I wanted to just reach out to you and let you know of the professional way in which everyone worked together to flawlessly pull off the training using different techniques of pumping and filling the cistern. His crew was a concentrated team that worked very well together. I've live in the county for several years and I feel very comfortable with their work unity and skill set that if there ever arose an incident, that we would be properly protected and that everything would be handled in the most proficient manner possible.
I apologize for the length of this text, but I wanted to give every member of department good word for a job well done. Needless to say, I was impressed.
Thank you again for your time.

Rod Eggleston
WE Store It.

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444 East Chubbuck Rd
Chubbuck, ID
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Taken a break. Feeding & watering the crew.
Clayton Facer having fun on the slide!😂
Zoo boo fun!