Pocatello Fire Department

Pocatello Fire Department Our Department focuses on Prevention, Fire, EMS, Hazardous Materials, Technical Rescue, and Emergency Management
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Mission: The Pocatello Fire Department's (PFD) mission is to help people. We are dedicated to preserving life and property through prevention and professional compassionate response. We strive to reduce loss of life and property through innovative approaches, technology, informed decisions, high standards, fiscal responsibility and collaborative relationships.

As summer is right around the corner, please remember to move your grill away from your house when in use.
06/04/2020

As summer is right around the corner, please remember to move your grill away from your house when in use.

The U.S. Fire Administration reports 1061 civilian home fire fatalities so far in 2020. Thank you to North Myrtle Beach Fire Rescue for use of the picture.

https://apps.usfa.fema.gov/civilian-fatalities/incident/reportMap

Congratulations to the newest members of the Pocatello Fire Department Mychael Griswold, Dallan Rodriguez, Kolmon Farnsw...
06/02/2020

Congratulations to the newest members of the Pocatello Fire Department Mychael Griswold, Dallan Rodriguez, Kolmon Farnsworth, Marcus Green and Billy Cook. The new firefighters graduated Friday from the academy and are now on shift. Great job and welcome aboard!!

Our deepest condolences to the Bonneville County Sheriff's Office and the family of their fallen deputy. Our thoughts an...
05/19/2020

Our deepest condolences to the Bonneville County Sheriff's Office and the family of their fallen deputy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

We are all spending more time at home right now.Please make sure you are checking your Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms ...
05/11/2020

We are all spending more time at home right now.Please make sure you are checking your Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms to ensure they are working correctly. Remember to check them monthly, change the battery at least twice a year and replace the alarm every 10 years.

May is #NationalPetMonthNo matter the type of pet you have, putting safety measures in place will protect your human and...
05/08/2020

May is #NationalPetMonth
No matter the type of pet you have, putting safety measures in place will protect your human and animal family.

Make sure pets are included in your evacuation plan when possible. Never go back inside a burning building for pets. Tell the firefighters if your pet is trapped.

04/28/2020
Pocatello Firefighters IAFF Local 187

Crews rescued a cat from the Portneuf River. Great job guys!!!

Stereotypes aside, we rarely rescue cats from trees. The Portneuf River, on the other hand, is apparently the bane of Pocatello cats.

Thanks to Lowe's Home Improvement for the amazing donation of N95 masks, Hand Sanitizer, and Tyvek Suits.
04/22/2020

Thanks to Lowe's Home Improvement for the amazing donation of N95 masks, Hand Sanitizer, and Tyvek Suits.

Thanks to Lowe's Home Improvement for the massive donation of hand sanitizer, N-95 masks, and Tyvek suits!

Southeastern Idaho Public Health recommends individuals to wear cloth face coverings when in public locations where it i...
04/22/2020

Southeastern Idaho Public Health recommends individuals to wear cloth face coverings when in public locations where it is difficult to practice social distancing.

This week is National Telecommunications Week, which is a time to celebrate and thank our hardworking dispatchers who se...
04/16/2020

This week is National Telecommunications Week, which is a time to celebrate and thank our hardworking dispatchers who serve as a vital link between our community and our Fire/EMS, and law enforcement agencies.

Dispatchers are the unsung heroes who answer your calls and are the lifeline to us. They are the first voice you hear, reassuring you that help is on the way.

Thank you for your dedication and service to our community every day, even during this unprecedented time of COVID-19. You are the best!"

With many people getting tired of being at home, you may feel inclined to go out and visit friends and family.  Please r...
04/15/2020

With many people getting tired of being at home, you may feel inclined to go out and visit friends and family. Please remember we all need to do our part to practice social distancing to flatten the curve and be able to get back to normal.

In a continued effort to “flatten the curve” in the United States and reduce the number of new COVID-19 cases, it is imperative we continue to practice #socialdistancing. Are you practicing it effectively? Check out our latest graphic below for several ways to successfully practice social distancing during the coronavirus outbreak.

Thank you Servpro of Blackfoot/Pocatello for helping us clean and sanitize our fleet complimentary!!! We have such a gre...
04/04/2020

Thank you Servpro of Blackfoot/Pocatello for helping us clean and sanitize our fleet complimentary!!! We have such a great community!!

Our Teams have been busy! We are proud to be giving back to our community and first responders! We have a full schedule of complimentary cleanings for our local Police & Fire Department’s fleets. We are cleaning, sanitizing, and fogging the Ambulances, Fire Trucks, Patrol Units, and First Responders vehicles.

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Please continue to follow the stay at home orders. ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ We can help minimize the spread of germs with proactive cleaning! At SERVPRO, we’re trained to adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitization standards, making us the #1 choice for cleanup and restoration in the nation. Call (208)242-3819 or email us at [email protected] to see how we can help clean your home or business. We are your best choice to stay in front of this growing pandemic! 🦠😷☣️

Wash hands ✅
Avoid touching face ✅
Clean and sanitize house ✅
Clean and sanitize office ✅

For all your Fire & Water Cleanup & Restoration!#servproblackfootpocatello #cleaning #disinfecting #fogging #covid19 #givingbacktothecommunity #firstrespondersappreciation

Thank you Servpro of Blackfoot/Pocatello for helping us clean and sanitize our fleet for free this week. https://www.ida...
04/04/2020
Restoration business sanitizing local emergency vehicles

Thank you Servpro of Blackfoot/Pocatello for helping us clean and sanitize our fleet for free this week.

https://www.idahostatejournal.com/community/restoration-business-sanitizing-local-emergency-vehicles/article_9042cedb-3f63-51e0-8340-c3b986b45eda.html

CHUBBUCK — A local cleaning and restoration business is volunteering to wash and sanitize emergency-response vehicles used by regional departments, amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.

04/03/2020
Mark Rober

Such a great example of why it is important to wash your hands for 20 seconds, work on not touching your face, stay at home if you are sick and practice social distancing.

How To See Germs Spread

Thank you Idaho State University Museum of Natural History and IVL labs for all your help!!!
04/03/2020
Idaho State Journal

Thank you Idaho State University Museum of Natural History and IVL labs for all your help!!!

Idaho State University departments across campus are teaming up to use 3D printers to produce components for face shields, N95-compliant facemasks and other personal protective equipment for use by ISU clinics, ISU health care workers, and Southeast Idaho emergency responders and health care workers.

According to Southeastern Idaho’s COVID-19 Unified Command Team, JustServe.org is offering opportunities for the communi...
04/01/2020
Southeast Idaho Relief

According to Southeastern Idaho’s COVID-19 Unified Command Team, JustServe.org is offering opportunities for the community to volunteer to help those in need in our local community. Some of these opportunities include delivering food and medicine to vulnerable populations who are unable to go out, donating food and paper supplies to those in need, and working with the Idaho Foodbank to package food (in small groups).

“During these difficult and uncertain times, we can find solace in helping others in need,” says Kevin Bailey, with the United Way of Southeastern Idaho, and we are working together to ensure our community is taken care of.”
To get more information and sign up, visit https://www.justserve.org/southeastidahorelief

We encourage members of the community to reach out to individuals that live alone. The novel coronavirus brings with it unprecedented fear, anxiety and uncertainty. Social connection can help alleviate some of this. Face to face interactions are discouraged, but you can call, text, video chat, or stand outside and talk through a door or window.
“As a community, we will get through this, and we need to work together” said Bailey

Southeast Idaho has many organizations working to provide relief during natural, financial and medical disasters. During times of serious relief efforts, this page provides a resource for organizations to post their needs so community members can easily identify ways to help.

If you or someone you know is in need of services during this time, please see the following resource guide.
03/31/2020

If you or someone you know is in need of services during this time, please see the following resource guide.

IDAHO DEQ has requested everyone refrain from nonessential open burning for the time being. We will NOT be issuing burn ...
03/30/2020

IDAHO DEQ has requested everyone refrain from nonessential open burning for the time being. We will NOT be issuing burn permits or allowing current burning permits to operate until the DEQ request is lifted. This does not include recreational fires under 3’ diameter in a “contained” ring or device (cooking, campfire, religious, etc.)

Any current burn permits will be extended once the restriction is over.

If any organization or individual has any of these items they can spare, we could definitely use them. Most first respon...
03/26/2020
Southeastern Idaho Public Health asks the community to donate medical supplies

If any organization or individual has any of these items they can spare, we could definitely use them. Most first responder organizations and health care agencies have orders placed but they are on back order due to the large demand worldwide.

SOUTHEAST IDAHO — Southeastern Idaho Public Health is asking the community for donations of surgical or N95 masks, medical grade gloves, handsanitizer and disinfectant (spray or wipes) for first responders

Governor Little has issued a statewide stay at home order for the next  21 days. The stay-home order requires citizens t...
03/25/2020

Governor Little has issued a statewide stay at home order for the next 21 days. The stay-home order requires citizens to self-isolate at home if you can, not just if you are sick.
This excludes healthcare, public safety and other essential workers as defined in the order. If you are high-risk, avoid leaving home. People can leave home to obtain or provide essential services as defined in the order. Employers that do not provide essential services as defined in order must take all steps necessary for employees to work remotely from home. Grocery stores, medical facilities, and other essential businesses as defined in the order will remain open.
Restaurants across the state are being ordered to close dine-in but drive-thru, pick up, and delivery will still be available. Non-essential businesses and services will close their physical
locations. This includes bars, nightclubs, gyms, recreational facilities, entertainment venues, convention centers, hair and nail salons, and others not included in the “essential” category as defined in the order. People must limit public transit unless to provide or obtain essential services. People must limit all discretionary travel. People must limit all non-essential gatherings of any number of individuals outside the household. When you go for a walk, run, bike ride, or
other outdoor recreation near your home, stay 6-feet away from individuals who are not part of your household.

City of Pocatello - City Hall
03/25/2020

City of Pocatello - City Hall

Governor Brad Little issues statewide stay-home order, signs extreme emergency declaration

03/25/2020

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🚚 Truckers said, we will drive days on end getting supplies to the stores.

🏭 Store workers are stocking the shelves all night and store managers said, we are letting elderly people shop first in the mornings.

🛳 Carnival cruise line told Trump we can match those big Navy Hospital ships Comfort and Mercy with some fully staffed cruise ships.

🚘 GM said, we can make those ventilators where we were making cars starting next week. We will retrofit our manufacturing equipment immediately.

🕋 Restaurants said, we have kitchens and staff we can feed kids who's parents need some help.

🏀 NBA basketball players said, hold our basketballs while we write checks to pay the arena staff.

💰The wealthy said, here we will donate funds for the research and support of beating this virus.

📚 Teachers said, here let me help you virtually to teach your children, we will do online lessons and I will help parents enrich their children.

🎼 Celebrities said , let us read books to your children and sing songs on Twitter live feeds for those of you stuck inside.

🧵Crafters said, we will sit at our sewing machines for hours a day, sewing masks and caps for the nurses and home health care workers.

👩‍👦Moms said, here are my blogs and activity ideas for your children. Let's stand together in staying home with our kids.

👬 Young Americans said, let us volunteer to run errands, and get food for the vulnerable.

👩‍⚕️🥼 Nurses and Doctors putting themselves at risk to help the infected.

🚔 👩🏽‍🚒 🚑 Police, Firefighters and First Repsonders, Military standing strong and continuing to protect, serve and work while everyone else is safe in their homes.

🇺🇸 We look like a nation divided sometimes. But, we are a nation that will stand and will fight together.

We will survive this. 🇺🇸 ❤️ 💪🏻🙏🏻🇺🇸

We need the communities help to slow the spread of COVID-19.  Please remember to practice social distancing.
03/21/2020

We need the communities help to slow the spread of COVID-19. Please remember to practice social distancing.

We truly have a great community. We want to say thank you to everyone who is helping by following the social distancing ...
03/20/2020

We truly have a great community. We want to say thank you to everyone who is helping by following the social distancing recommendation, and helping out as needed.

Great Reminder!
03/19/2020

Great Reminder!

03/18/2020
03/18/2020
A great reminder of what we can all do to  help reduce the spread of COVID-19. However, if you have had close contact wi...
03/17/2020

A great reminder of what we can all do to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. However, if you have had close contact with a person with known COVID-19 or have recently traveled to an area with ongoing spread and you develop fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider and ask for instructions about how to seek care. They may order appropriate testing, and samples will be sent to the state lab or to a private lab as needed. Southeastern Idaho Public Health does not do testing for COVID-19.

The latest on novel coronavirus (COVID-19) from Southeastern Idaho Public Health:Health Officials Continue to Monitor CO...
03/14/2020
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The latest on novel coronavirus (COVID-19) from Southeastern Idaho Public Health:

Health Officials Continue to Monitor COVID-19

With the first case of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) identified in Idaho, and with the spread continuing to increase throughout the world and in the United States, Southeastern Idaho Public Health (SIPH) is monitoring and preparing for a case in southeast Idaho by working closely with local healthcare professionals and Emergency Managers.

To date, there have been no cases of COVID-19 in southeast Idaho. Currently, 1,629 confirmed cases and 41 deaths have occurred in the United States. To slow the progression of COVID-19, it is very important that everyone do their part to respond to this emerging public health threat:

• Take everyday preventive actions to help stop the spread of germs such as washing your hands frequently, avoiding touching your face when out in public, trying to keep a distance of at least 6 feet from people who appear to have respiratory illness, covering your cough or sneeze, and staying home when you are sick.
• Be aware that there are other viruses that cause respiratory disease. These are not the same virus that causes COVID-19.
• Follow public health travel recommendations to avoid unnecessary risk; these are available on the CDC website at cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html.
• If you or someone you know may have been exposed to the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19, call your medical provider to determine next steps.

It is still cold and flu season, and you do not need to seek medical attention for a mild respiratory illness such as a cold. However, if you have had close contact with a person with known COVID-19 or have recently traveled to an area with ongoing spread and you develop fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider and ask for instructions about how to seek care. They may order appropriate testing, and samples will be sent to the state lab or to a private lab as needed.

At this time, SIPH does not recommend testing of people who do not have all symptoms. Because of the limited number of tests across the nation, there is a need to preserve them for the sickest and those with the highest risk of complications from an infection.

People that are at a higher risk than others of getting very sick from COVID-19 are older adults (60+) and people who have chronic medical conditions like heart disease, diabetes, and lung disease. If you are at higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19 because of your age or because you have a serious long-term health condition, it is extremely important for you to take actions to reduce your risk of getting sick with the disease.

While many people want testing, not everyone who is sick needs to be tested, particularly when experiencing a mild illness. If people aren't severely ill, they should follow the guidance for self-care.

• They should stay home, stay away from others, and self-isolate.
• Do not go to the emergency room. Emergency rooms need to be able to serve those with the most critical needs.
• Do not call 911 unless it is a life-threatening emergency.

In addition, to protect people at high risk, long-term care facilities should discourage visitation and recommend alternative, non-face-to-face means (skype, face-time, etc.) of communication with residents. Facilities that are concerned that a resident, visitor, or employee may be a sick with COVID-19 should contact Southeastern Idaho Public Health at 208-233-9080. Symptoms can include fever, cough, and shortness of breath.

To prevent the spread of COVID-19, SIPH will support any decision made by a venue or event manager to postpone or cancel mass gatherings and public events. Guidance is posted in full at coronavirus.idaho.gov.

SIPH recommends postponing or canceling mass gatherings and public events in any of the following situations:

• The event will draw audiences or participants from communities, states, or countries with confirmed community spread of COVID-19 disease. SIPH can assist you in making this determination.
• The event will be held indoors and bring together more than 250 individuals where social distancing of 6 feet or more is unlikely or not possible.
• The event’s primary audience includes or may expose high-risk populations, including adults over the age of 60 years and people with underlying chronic medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes, regardless of the number of attendees.

Local school boards and school officials in conjunction with public health officials will make the decision about closing the schools.

Businesses will determine how they will manage sick leave or whether they will allow employees to work from home. Businesses can contact Southeastern Idaho Public Health for public health recommendations.

For more information and guidance on COVID-19, visit siphidaho.org, coronavirus.idaho.gov, cdc.gov or call SIPH’s call center Monday-Friday from 8 am-5 pm at 208-234-5875.

As the nation's health protection agency, CDC saves lives and protects people from health, safety, and security threats.

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It's been over a decade now but I just want to thank everyone that showed up when I had my wreck out by the blueheeler and sandtrap..ya'll literally saved my life..I understand either enroute to the hospital or in the er I almost died due to being borderline septic pneumonia..thank you very much for saving me
This warms my heart! For you guys to come when you are already busy makes this even more special for us! In hard times like this it really made my son Liam and even us as a family so very happy! Forever grateful! Thank you!
Pocatello Fire Department out of the kindness of their hearts came by and granted my sons wishes by helping to celebrate his fourth birthday even through these difficult times. From the bottom of our hearts we thank you. #Heroes#SaveLifes#Hope#Courage
Thank you guys so very much for making my little boys birthday so much better! He loved it and cannot stop talking about it! What an amazing fire department we have! Forever grateful! Love the Nunns
Thank you for helping make my son Brennons Birthday special. He will never forget his 9th birthday! https://www.facebook.com/kareen.binter/videos/10163316401770577/
Shout out to the Pocatello Fire Department for letting our little ones visit the station and see your truck! They were in heaven! 🚒🔥🐶🧯#pocatellofiredepartment #fireman #pfd #pokyfireman
Thank you for saving me today, sending love from our whole family 💕 #grateful
Any dates scheduled for rain in the park this summer?
Thank you to Kim & Glen from Fire Prevention for coming to my home the other afternoon. Earlier in the week I had a hard wire smoke detector pop & spark after replacing the battery. My smoke detectors were the original ones installed when the house was built over 20 years ago. They informed me that 10 years is the normal lifetime of smoke detector. I went out and bought 4 smoke detectors & 1 smoke/carbon monoxide detector (all hard wired) and they are now installed. If you're unsure about your smoke detectors it's worth giving them a call & setting up an appointment
The Bannock County Historical Museum is hosting a celebration of life for John S. Farnsworth, former Pocatello fireman, on Saturday, July 7th, from 1 to 3 PM. Admission to the Museum and Fort will be free during event, and light refreshments will be served. John left us March 21st of this year, just a few months shy of what would have been his 100th birthday. He was an extraordinary individual, who, into his 90s, was still working at the Pocatello Bishop’s Storehouse, eating breakfast with his “boys” at the fire stations, and acting as a docent for the Museum. John has donated several items to the Museum over the years, and per his wishes, the Pocatello Fire Department (IAFF Local 187) will also be dedicating his axe to the Museum at this event. John’s friends, family, and the public are all cordially invited and encouraged to attend. The Museum’s address is 3000 Ave. of the Chiefs. For further information call 208-233-0434, or e-mail [email protected].
A Good Friend of mine, Lt. James O’Donnell has written a new book titled “ Sons Of Valor Parents Of Faith” In his book Lt. O’Donnell looks at the lives of Ten First Responders, Nine Of which were Members of the New York City Fire Department and One a Member Of the New York City Police Department whose lives were Tragically cut short due to the Terrorist Attack on September 11 , 2001 at the World Trade Center and how their Families have had to cope with the loss of a Loved One on 9-11 Please Everyone Like and Share this Page Lt O’Donnell is donating All proceeds from the Sale of this Book to Various FDNY 9-11 Charities Available on line @ Amazon and Barnes and Noble jodonnellfdny.com