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.

The Pocatello Fire Department would like to express our sincere appreciation and gratitude for all the men and women in ...
11/11/2019

The Pocatello Fire Department would like to express our sincere appreciation and gratitude for all the men and women in our armed forces past, present and future for serving and protecting this great Nation! Thank you

Great video to remind us to change the batteries in our smoke alarm this weekend when we change our clocks.
11/01/2019
Windsor Severance Fire Rescue

Great video to remind us to change the batteries in our smoke alarm this weekend when we change our clocks.

Would Chief Kazian really turn back time? Guess you'll just have to see!

Daylight Savings is this weekend and we would like to remind you to take the opportunity to Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery!

When you set your clocks back an hour on Sunday morning, change the batteries in your smoke alarms. Working smoke alarms can make the difference between life and death in a fire and should be replaced every 6 months. If you need help changing the batteries your WSFR crews would love to assist you and you can email Rebecca at [email protected] to schedule a time.

The Pocatello Fire Departments wants everyone to have a safe and fun Halloween.  Consider this:  Children are more than ...
10/31/2019

The Pocatello Fire Departments wants everyone to have a safe and fun Halloween. Consider this:

Children are more than twice as likely to be hit by a car and killed while walking on Halloween than any other day of the year. Given these scary Halloween statistics, it’s important you discuss Halloween safety with your family and take steps to reduce risk.

Make yourself visible.
Put reflective tape on costumes and treat bags. Always carry a flashlight or glow sticks.

Trick-or-treat with an adult.
Children under 12 should have adult supervision.

Set ground rules.
Discuss safety precautions with your child. Only approach clearly lit homes and don’t go inside anyone’s home or car for any reason. Always stay with the group, walk on the sidewalk, and only cross the street at corners or crosswalks.

Be alert and SLOW down.
Drivers have a responsibility to make trick-or-treating safe. Kids may be excited and dart into the street. Please stay off your cell phone!

Inspect treats.
Carefully inspect all treats before your child begins diving into them. Check labels carefully if your child has any known allergies. For young children, remove gum, hard candies and other choking hazards – you can always transfer these items to an older sibling or your personal hidden stash (we all have them)!

We have amazing people, doing amazing things!!! Great job Mark!!!
10/28/2019

We have amazing people, doing amazing things!!! Great job Mark!!!

This picture may look like two people walking toward a finish line, but it is so much more. The woman on the right is Nancy. Nancy was in Pocatello to run her 60th marathon in a 45th state. She was having some trouble about a mile from the finish, and race officials were concerned. The medic, Mark, knew his first priority was Nancy's health, but he also realized how much she wanted to finish the marathon. So Mark got out of the ambulance and walked with her to the finish. Mark went out of his way and way beyond his job description in order to both care for someone's health and to actually care for someone.
Nancy expressed her gratitude for Mark and said he really helped her cross the finish line. We've also recently learned that Nancy will be running marathon #61 in West Virginia this November. Good luck!

10/24/2019
Safe Sleep for Babies

Remember the ABC of Safe Sleep:
A: Alone in their crib (Keep blankets, pillows, stuffed animals out of the crib)
B- Always place babies on their backs to sleep (Nap & Night)
C- In their own crib, no bed sharing.

3,500 sleep-related deaths among US babies occur each year. Comments on this video are allowed in accordance with our comment policy: http://www.cdc.gov/Soci...

Fire Prevention along with the crews have been busy the past couple weeks visiting the third grade classes and teaching ...
10/17/2019

Fire Prevention along with the crews have been busy the past couple weeks visiting the third grade classes and teaching them about Fire Safety.

Idaho State Journal
10/13/2019
Idaho State Journal

Idaho State Journal

Although this year’s shirt is actually gray, it features a flag with pink ribbons instead of stars and pink stripes. The word “FIGHT” replaces one of the stripes.

As the temperatures are rapidly dropping, make sure you are heating your homes safely.
10/09/2019

As the temperatures are rapidly dropping, make sure you are heating your homes safely.

They are calling for the temperatures to be extremely cold starting tomorrow evening and into the coming days, please ma...
10/09/2019

They are calling for the temperatures to be extremely cold starting tomorrow evening and into the coming days, please make sure to bring your pets inside or provide adequate shelter. If you are cold, they are cold.

Great job B Platoon!
10/04/2019

Great job B Platoon!

Thanks Mother Goose Pre-School for bringing the kids to Station 3 to learn about fire safety! 🔥 🚒

When seconds count, having a plan can save time and lives. Don't wait till #FirePreventionWeek. Take the first step make...
09/30/2019

When seconds count, having a plan can save time and lives. Don't wait till #FirePreventionWeek. Take the first step make a fire escape and pick your meeting place today. #NFPA #FireSafety

Having a great time at Kind Community. Come out and see us we will be here till 9pm. Timberline Garrison Tyler Schrock @...
09/17/2019

Having a great time at Kind Community. Come out and see us we will be here till 9pm. Timberline Garrison Tyler Schrock @taylorhaskett Leadership Pocatello Chubbuck Jordan Peterson

This past Saturday member of the Pocatello Fire Department partnered with the American Red Cross to conduct a smoke alar...
09/16/2019

This past Saturday member of the Pocatello Fire Department partnered with the American Red Cross to conduct a smoke alarm campaign in Pocatello. We had amazing volunteers from Restore Rite IBEW Local 449 ServePro, State Farm and other community members. We installed 106 smoke alarms in 56 homes. Thank you to all the volunteers who helped to make this possible!

On this day... 18 years ago 246 people went to sleep in preparation for their morning flights. 2,606 people went to slee...
09/11/2019

On this day... 18 years ago 246 people went to sleep in preparation for their morning flights. 2,606 people went to sleep in preparation for work in the morning tomorrow. 343 firefighters went to sleep in preparation for their morning shift. 60 police officers went to sleep in preparation for morning patrol. 8 paramedics went to sleep in preparation for the morning shift of saving lives. None of them saw past 10:00am Sept 11, 2001. In one single moment life may never be the same. As you live and enjoy the breaths you take today and tonight before you go to sleep in preparation for your life tomorrow, kiss the ones you love, snuggle a little tighter, and never take one second of your life for granted.

Never Forget

Shared from Horace Ward

Congratulations to our newest Firefighters Tyesen Anderson and Taylor Garcia on completing their  recruit academy. Welco...
09/04/2019

Congratulations to our newest Firefighters Tyesen Anderson and Taylor Garcia on completing their recruit academy. Welcome to the family.

08/23/2019
American Heart Association - Idaho

Thanks AHA

Congratulations to the following Emergency Medical Services in Idaho for leading the way to timely treatments for patients who suffer a severe heart attack known as a STEMI. Learn more here: http://spr.ly/6183E48Wt
Ada County Paramedics, Canyon County Paramedics, Magic Valley Paramedics, Pocatello Fire Department, Idaho Falls Fire Department

Way to go B Platoon!!!
08/21/2019

Way to go B Platoon!!!

Most people think our job ends when an emergency is over. They're correct. But just because our job ends doesn't mean our obligations to our neighbors stop.

Several weeks ago, one of our crews were called to a medical emergency. It happened while a person was building a retaining wall. I think these pictures speak for themselves.

08/14/2019

Just a reminder tomorrow is our last Cool Rain in the Park at Caldwell Park at noon. We hope to see everyone!!!

Thank you for your service and dedication! RIP  #neverforget
07/19/2019
200th firefighter dies from World Trade Center-related illness

Thank you for your service and dedication! RIP #neverforget

New York officials say 200 firefighters have now lost their lives from illnesses stemming from their time working at the World Trade Center after the terror attacks on September 11, 2001.

Such a tragedy!!! Please make sure you have working smoke alarms in your home. If you are unable to afford them reach ou...
07/11/2019
Woman and 2 children die in Idaho early morning house fire

Such a tragedy!!! Please make sure you have working smoke alarms in your home. If you are unable to afford them reach out to your local fire department they maybe able to assist you in getting them.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A woman and two children have died in an early morning house fire in Idaho.

The Pocatello Fire Department is so excited to welcome to the fleet: the Fire Prevention Outreach Jeep.  This Jeep was d...
07/04/2019

The Pocatello Fire Department is so excited to welcome to the fleet: the Fire Prevention Outreach Jeep. This Jeep was donated by Idaho Central Credit Union and customized by Phil Meador Toyota Subaru Mitsubishi Sound Source Inc. and BengalWorks through generous donations from The Allstate Foundation, Fire Services Of Idaho, Inc, Phil Meador Toyota, Sound Source Inc., Restore Rite, McDonald's, Chad's Rentals & Hoge Inc, Outer Limits Fun Zone, Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company of Idaho, Wilks Funeral Home, Nitto Tire USA, Rhino-Rack USA, LLC, Kenwood Car Audio, CBI Offroad Fab, Icon Vehicle Dynamics Australia We are so thankful to these amazing sponsors which made this possible.The Jeep was fully customized by 100% sponsorship. This Jeep will be used as our Education and Community outreach Vehicle.

The Pocatello Fire Department would like to encourage all citizens to have a fun and enjoyable 4th of July.  Every year ...
07/04/2019

The Pocatello Fire Department would like to encourage all citizens to have a fun and enjoyable 4th of July. Every year in the United States, fireworks cause about 12,000 injuries that are serious enough to require hospital treatment. The Fire Department has compiled a list of recommendations to help reduce the risk of injury or fire:
 Buy only those fireworks that are legal for the City of Pocatello
 Never give fireworks to small children
 Closely supervise all children
 Never throw or shoot fireworks at another person.
 Light fireworks outdoors in a clear area away from houses and flammable materials.
 Keep a bucket of water or a water supply nearby.
 Don’t try to relight or handle malfunctioning fireworks – instead soak them with water and discard.
 Be sure other people are out of range before lighting fireworks.
 Never ignite fireworks in a container, especially one made of glass or metal
 Never alter or experiment with fireworks.
 Light all fireworks with a long-handled lighter, jumbo punk or a flare.
 Ask everyone to drop their spent sparklers in a bucket of water after each use. Sparklers can reach temperatures of 1200 degrees Fahrenheit and can cause serious burns or start fires.
 Allow adequate time for the fireworks to cool prior to disposal.

There are areas within the boundaries of the City of Pocatello that are closed to the use of any type fireworks visit http://www.pocatello.us to check your area

Here are a couple pictures from our Cool Rain in the Park yesterday at Alameda Park. We had a great time and are looking...
06/28/2019

Here are a couple pictures from our Cool Rain in the Park yesterday at Alameda Park. We had a great time and are looking forward to next months on July 18th at Raymond Park from 12:00 to 12:30!

Beginning July 1, a ban on certain types of fires will be in place for parts of Pocatello. All open burning of solid fue...
06/27/2019

Beginning 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. “All it takes is one ember to start a catastrophic wildfire,” said Chief David Gates. “I urge all residents to respect the open burn ban and potentially save the homes and lives of their 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 208-234-6204.

Just a reminder we are doing our first Cool Rain in the Park today at Alameda Park at noon.  The forecast is sunny and w...
06/27/2019

Just a reminder we are doing our first Cool Rain in the Park today at Alameda Park at noon. The forecast is sunny and warm. Hope to see everyone out there!!!

06/24/2019
Kids Left In Hot Cars: How It Could Happen to You | Consumer Reports

As the temperature outside gets warmer, please remember
that it is never safe for a child or pet to be left alone in a car – even if the windows are rolled down.

In 2018, 52 children died from heatstroke as a result of being left in a hot car. This can occur when they are mistakenly forgotten, or the child gets into an unlocked car without the parent knowing.

A child's body temperature can rise three to five times faster than an adult. If a child’s body temperature rises above 104 degrees, they can show signs of heat exhaustion. Even if the outside temperature is relatively low, the vehicle’s interior temperature can rise very quickly.

Together, we can cut down the number of deaths and near misses by remembering to ACT.

• A: Avoid heatstroke-related injury and death by never leaving a child or a pet alone in a car, not even for a minute. And make sure to keep your car locked when you’re not inside so kids don’t get in on their own.

• C: Create reminders. Keep a stuffed animal or other memento in your child’s car seat when it’s empty, and move it to the front seat as a visual reminder when your child is in the back seat. Or place and secure your phone, briefcase, or purse in the back seat when traveling with your child.

• T: Take action. If you see a child or a pet left alone in a car that is not running, call 911 immediately.

On average, 37 children die in hot cars each year from heat-related deaths after being trapped inside motor vehicles. Even the best of parents or caregivers ...

The Pocatello Fire Department would like to congratulate Jay Castillo on his retirement from the Pocatello Fire Departme...
06/21/2019

The Pocatello Fire Department would like to congratulate Jay Castillo on his retirement from the Pocatello Fire Department. Jay served the citizens of Bannock County for over 25 years of which a majority of his time was spent serving on the Ambulance. We appreciate Jays commitment and dedication and wish him much happiness in retirement. Congrats Jay!

06/20/2019
Grilling Fire Safety Tips

July is the peak month for grilling fires, followed by May, June & August This National Fire Protection Association video, offers tips on how you can stay safe when grilling your tasty meals: #grilling

This grilling season, NFPA tests your knowledge and demonstrates the proper way to use your grill safely to prevent fires. https://www.nfpa.org/grilling

The Pocatello Fire Department wants to thank all the men and women who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom,...
05/27/2019

The Pocatello Fire Department wants to thank all the men and women who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom, and to those who are currently serving. Thank you!!! 🇺🇸

05/23/2019
Drowning Prevention PSA

This is a great reminder as we go into summer. Drownings can happen so fast, please be vigilant when your kids are around water. #Drownings #CR

On Sunday, May 5th, 2019, the Katy area lost a five-year-old boy in an active community pool. This incident shocked the community and began a conversation ab...

05/17/2019
Duckling Rescue

Here is a video and picture that was shared with us from yesterdays duckling rescue.

Great job guys!!!
05/17/2019
Idaho State Journal

Great job guys!!!

Pocatello firefighters said the mother duck started "freaking out" about her trapped ducklings and she began quacking so loudly that it got the attention of neighborhood residents who dialed 911.

05/13/2019
Be fire smart with electricity in your home

May is National Electrical Safety Month
#NESM #ElectricalFireSafety #ApplianceFireSafety #CheckYourCords

This short animated video helps increase awareness about dangerous home electrical fires and what you can do to prevent them.

05/03/2019
Wildfire Community Preparedness Day

Every year, wildfires burn across the United States, and a growing number of people are living where wildfires are a real risk. In 2018 more than 58,000 fires burned nearly nine million acres across the U.S. More than 25,000 structures were destroyed, including 18,137 residences and 229 commercial structures. That’s why it’s so important to take steps to improve the wildfire safety of your home and community.For more information visit https://www.nfpa.org/Public-Education/By-topic/Wildfire/Preparing-homes-for-wildfire #WildfirePrepDay

Motivate neighbors and community members to work together to make where they live a safer place from wildfire. Visit the wildfire community preparedness day ...

In honor of National Telecommunicators Week, April 14-20, 2019, the Pocatello Fire Department wants to recognize the har...
04/15/2019

In honor of National Telecommunicators Week, April 14-20, 2019, the Pocatello Fire Department wants to recognize the hard working and dedicated professionals that serve the citizens of Pocatello as 911 Telecommunicators. 911 Dispatchers are the 1st First Responders! Thank you for everything you do.

Congrats to our recruits!  They graduated from academy yesterday and start on shift next week.
04/13/2019

Congrats to our recruits! They graduated from academy yesterday and start on shift next week.

Great job to everyone who has participated in this amazing event.
04/08/2019
Pocatello Firefighters participate in Seattle Stairclimb

Great job to everyone who has participated in this amazing event.

Each year, firefighters from around the globe gather in Seattle to climb up the Columbia Tower for the LLS Firefighter Stairclimb. 1,356 steps and 69 floors up, their mission is "to end blood cancer one step at a time."

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