Pocatello Fire Department

Pocatello Fire Department Our Department focuses on Prevention, Fire, EMS, Hazardous Materials, Technical Rescue, and Emergency Management Department Values: Integrity Professionalism Safety Excellence Teamwork People Flexibility The City of Pocatello Social Media Terms of Use can be found at bit.ly/1l64djU
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Please remember to not overload your outlets. Extension cords are only meant to be used temporarily not in place of perm...
02/05/2021

Please remember to not overload your outlets. Extension cords are only meant to be used temporarily not in place of permanent wiring.

02/03/2021
360-degree Kitchen Fire-safety

U.S. Fire Administration has created a fun interactive video to remind everyone about kitchen fire safety!

This immersive 360-degree kitchen fire-safety video lets you choose where to look instead of just sitting back and watching. Look around our kitchen to find ...

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) crews now have a new partner in the fight against cardiac arrest. Recently, the Pocatel...
02/01/2021

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) crews now have a new partner in the fight against cardiac arrest.
Recently, the Pocatello Fire Department/Bannock County Ambulance purchased six Lund University Cardiac Assist System (LUCAS) devices for ambulance crews. Once it’s applied to the patient, the machines consistently and efficiently provide chest compressions throughout the entire resuscitation effort. According to the device’s manufacturer, “The LUCAS Chest Compression System helps emergency care teams around the world do what they do best — save lives. With high-quality chest compressions and fewer interruptions than manual CPR, LUCAS is your partner that will administer Guidelines-consistent, high-quality compressions until the job is done.”
“Uninterrupted, high-quality CPR is strongly correlated to successful cardiac arrest resuscitation and can make a life or death difference. With the LUCAS device handling chest compressions, EMS personnel are now able to focus on the other critical needs of the patient,” said Kim Stouse, Community Relations/Education Specialist. “Additionally, the devices will help to limit their potential exposure to COVID-19, helping to maintain a healthy workforce and allowing them to continue to serve the community.”
The total cost of the six devices was $92,359.67 and the purchase was fully funded through a Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act grant.
Three of the devices have been placed on frontline ambulances in Pocatello. One will be placed on each of the ambulances stationed in Lava Hot Springs, Downey, and Inkom once crews are trained in the coming weeks.
Since 1978, the Pocatello Fire Department has contracted with Bannock County to provide ambulance services throughout Bannock County.
For more information on the Pocatello Fire Department, visit https://www.pocatello.us/189/Fire.

01/25/2021
Southeastern Idaho Public Health

COVID-19 has impacted everyone. Jordan Peterson is one of our paramedics and he tells how COVID-19 has impacted him both personally and professionally.

Besides being a COVID-19 survivor himself, Paramedic Jordan Peterson treats and transports COVID-19 patients. Here’s his story.

The Pocatello Fire Department wants to wish everyone a safe and enjoyable Holiday Season!!!
12/24/2020

The Pocatello Fire Department wants to wish everyone a safe and enjoyable Holiday Season!!!

Please make sure you check your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms regularly, it could save your life
12/23/2020

Please make sure you check your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms regularly, it could save your life

If you have a real Christmas Tree please make sure to water it regularly, especially if you have pets that could be drin...
12/15/2020

If you have a real Christmas Tree please make sure to water it regularly, especially if you have pets that could be drinking the water. We want everyone to have a safe and enjoyable Holiday Season.

As we decorate for the holidays, please make sure to follow these important safety tips.
12/07/2020

As we decorate for the holidays, please make sure to follow these important safety tips.

This video show why it is so important to stay in the kitchen when your  cooking.  If a grease fire starts, never attemp...
12/02/2020
Fire accident caught on camera

This video show why it is so important to stay in the kitchen when your cooking. If a grease fire starts, never attempt to move the pan or put water on it. Grab a lid or cookie sheet and cover the pan completely and then turn off the burner, if it is safe to do so. If the fire has spread beyond the pan, exit the building and call 911. Also make sure you have working smoke alarms to notify you if there is ever a fire.

11/23/2020
Thanksgiving Safety

Thanksgiving Day is the peak day for home cooking fires according to National Fire Protection Association.Follow these important safety tips to reduce your chances of a cooking fire:

Stay in the kitchen when you are cooking on the
stovetop so you can keep an eye on the food.

• Stay in the home when cooking your turkey and check
on it frequently.

• Keep children away from the stove. The stove will be
hot and kids should stay 3 feet away.

• Be sure electric cords from an electric knife, coffee
maker, plate warmer or mixer are not dangling off the
counter within easy reach of a child.

• Keep matches and utility lighters out of the reach of
children — up high in a locked cabinet.

• Never leave children alone in room with a lit candle.

• Make sure your smoke alarms are working. Test them
by pushing the test button.

Interested in becoming a Firefighter?The Pocatello Fire Department hires from the Civil Service Exam. The exam will take...
11/20/2020

Interested in becoming a Firefighter?

The Pocatello Fire Department hires from the Civil Service Exam. The exam will takes place in January. The exam will be offered online this year in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. To take the exam, an application must be submitted to the City of Pocatello's Human Resources Department. The application deadline is December 21st.
https://www.pocatello.us/546/Employment-Opportunities

Please remember to wear your mask when in Public. We all need to do our part!
11/10/2020

Please remember to wear your mask when in Public. We all need to do our part!

Wishing everyone a Happy Halloween!!! Also, remember tonight as you turn your clocks back an hour make sure you change t...
10/31/2020
Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery`

Wishing everyone a Happy Halloween!!!

Also, remember tonight as you turn your clocks back an hour make sure you change the batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. It can save your life!!!

Fun video from our friends at Windsor Fire Department

Would Chief Kazian really Turn Back Time if he could to his probationary firefighting days? Probably not but during Daylight Savings when you are turning bac...

10/20/2020
Sarnia Fire Rescue

Great video depicting why you should never put water on a grease fire. If you have a grease fire on the stove, cover the pan with a lid and turn off the burner.

Make sure you stay in the kitchen when cooking and if you have to leave turn off the oven.

For #FirePreventionWeek Sarnia Fire Rescue Services wanted to demonstrate why you should NEVER throw water on a grease fire! Always “look while you cook” but if your cooking oil ever catches on fire safely put on a tight fitting lid or cookie sheet, turn off the heat and let it completely cool.

10/08/2020
UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute

So important that you have working smoke alarms and make sure you stay in the kitchen when cooking

According to our friends at the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), nearly half (49%) of home fires are caused by cooking. This #FirePreventionWeek, we’re highlighting why it’s important to serve up safety in the kitchen! This video shows actual footage from our ongoing research burns taking place at our DELCO facility -- showing the growth and spread of a kitchen fire. Make sure you have working smoke alarms, know your escape plan, and continue to #CloseBeforeYouDoze!

This experiment was conducted in preparation for the DHS/FEMA funded “Study of Fire Service Residential Home Size-Up and Search & Rescue Operations.” The experiment took place in a purpose-built test fixture that represents a residential, single family home with 4 furnished bedrooms, a living room, dining area, and kitchen. Instrumentation was placed throughout the home to examine fire spread from a kitchen fire and its impact on occupant survivability. The fire was ignited by heating a pan of cooking oil to its ignition temperature. The fire spread into the wall cabinet adjacent to the stove and subsequently, the adjacent cabinets. Pieces of flaming cabinet proceeded to fall to the ground igniting the base cabinets and flooring. As the fire extended across the ceiling, it ignited additional cabinets which led to flashover of the kitchen.

For more fire safety tips, visit closeyourdoor.org!

This week is Fire Prevention Week.  This year are messaging focus on kitchen safety.  Please remember when cooking stay ...
10/06/2020

This week is Fire Prevention Week. This year are messaging focus on kitchen safety. Please remember when cooking stay in the kitchen.

We wanted to send out a huge thank you to our local Planet Fitness for bringing lunch to the fire station!! We live in s...
09/30/2020

We wanted to send out a huge thank you to our local Planet Fitness for bringing lunch to the fire station!! We live in such an amazing community.

Crews are managing the fire and working towards containment no structure have been lost and no injuries reported. Crews ...
09/21/2020

Crews are managing the fire and working towards containment no structure have been lost and no injuries reported. Crews are hoping to have full containment by this evening.

Crews are actively working a wildland Fire on Alvin Ricken between a Barton and East Terry. Chubbuck Fire and BLM are as...
09/21/2020

Crews are actively working a wildland Fire on Alvin Ricken between a Barton and East Terry. Chubbuck Fire and BLM are assisting. Request people to avoid the area if possible. The ISU Eames building has been evacuated, no other evacuations are needed at this time.

All PFD fire crews received training over the past couple weeks from PFD’s Urban Search and Rescue Team (USAR). Topics c...
09/15/2020

All PFD fire crews received training over the past couple weeks from PFD’s Urban Search and Rescue Team (USAR). Topics covered included: low and high angle rope rescue.

Rope rescue is used for certain car crashes on steep embankments. It can also be used in situations with cliffs or any steep grades in the region.

The USAR team is skilled in trench rescue, rope rescue, confined space, and structural collapse. The team is a state team that can respond all over Idaho when needed.

On September 11, 2001, time stood still as a coordinated terrorist attack rocked our great nation, claiming thousands of...
09/11/2020

On September 11, 2001, time stood still as a coordinated terrorist attack rocked our great nation, claiming thousands of innocent lives. In the midst of unimaginable tragedy, courageous citizens, selfless first responders, and unexpected heroes emerged.

Americans joined together in mourning, remembrance, and solidarity. We will never forget those who perished as a result of this devastating attack. Today and every day, we remember their courage, and their sacrifice.

Today, we pay tribute to the men and women who lost their lives on September 11, 2001, and the countless others whose lives were forever changed.

Given the current wildfire situation we have been requested to send resources. Three firefighters and one brush truck le...
09/10/2020

Given the current wildfire situation we have been requested to send resources. Three firefighters and one brush truck left today to assist with North Idaho's Wildland Fire efforts.

We would like to thank KFC for generously donating 80 meals to our department!!
08/11/2020

We would like to thank KFC for generously donating 80 meals to our department!!

08/06/2020
Fire Department Chronicles

This video explains why it is so important to take action if you are faced with someone who is unconscious and not breathing. Hands only CPR saves lives.

Learn how to save someone's life and laugh at the same time!!
Sharing this video could LITERALLY save someone's life.

We would like to thank Idaho Central Credit Union for the Firehouse Subs gift cards and recognition.  We truly have  won...
07/30/2020

We would like to thank Idaho Central Credit Union for the Firehouse Subs gift cards and recognition. We truly have wonderful community partners.

Crews responded to a brush fire today along Interstate 15 in Pocatello, the fire appears to have been started accidental...
07/23/2020
Pocatello firefighters stop wildfire before it spreads to nearby homes, businesses

Crews responded to a brush fire today along Interstate 15 in Pocatello, the fire appears to have been started accidentally. Please remember to not park or pull over in dry grass, throw any lighted materials into the brush and if you are using a recreational fire please make sure it is extinguished completely.

POCATELLO — Firefighters have contained a wildfire that scorched several acres along Interstate 15 in south Pocatello and nearly caused evacuations.

North Bannock Fire Department
07/22/2020

North Bannock Fire Department

Dispatch has received several calls regarding smoke columns in the area of Chinese Peak. These smoke columns are actually dust devils which are caused when a section of ground heats up faster then the surrounding area. The charring from the fire and the lack of vegetation will result in a lot of dirt devils within the burn area. BLM still has crews in the area. They will be there for the next several days monitoring any hot spots. Full containment is expected later this evening.

CHINESE PEAK FIRE CAUSE DETERMINEDThe Pocatello Fire Department with the assistance of the Idaho Falls District Bureau o...
07/21/2020

CHINESE PEAK FIRE CAUSE DETERMINED

The Pocatello Fire Department with the assistance of the Idaho Falls District Bureau of Land Management have determined that the Chinese Peak Fire was human caused and accidental.

The fire started in the area of Stockman Road when a resident was working on his car with a grinder. A spark landed in the dry brush and subsequently started the fire.

On Sunday, July 19, 2020 at 2:44 p.m., the Pocatello Fire Department was dispatched to a wildland fire in the area of Stockman Road. When crews arrived on scene, they discovered the fire was rapidly growing, and the Battalion Chief initiated the Gateway Interagency Fire Front (GIFF) agreement.

GIFF was formed in the late 1980s as a means of facilitating a coordinated response to wildland fires in and around Pocatello. Current members include fire departments from Pocatello, North Bannock County, Pocatello Valley, Chubbuck, Fort Hall, East Power County, and Inkom, along with the Idaho Falls District Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Caribou-Targhee National Forest Service. Multiple agencies sent resources to assist fighting this fire as part of this agreement.

The Chinese Peak Fire has burned approximately 1,540 acres and is 50 percent contained at the time of this release. BLM anticipates full containment by 7 p.m. tonight. No structures have been lost in this fire.

Air operations have stopped for the night. We will have crews patrolling throughout the night. You will see hot spots on...
07/20/2020

Air operations have stopped for the night. We will have crews patrolling throughout the night. You will see hot spots on the mountain and we are monitoring them. BLM will resume full operations tomorrow morning. As of tonight the Chinese Peak Fire is 30% contained and has burned approximately 1500 acres. No further evacuations are needed at this point. BLM will take command of the incident and are hoping to have full containment by 7:00 pm tomorrow.

In regards to the wildfire burning the Reverse 911 that was sent out only applies to the residents in the Buckskin area....
07/20/2020

In regards to the wildfire burning the Reverse 911 that was sent out only applies to the residents in the Buckskin area. Residents in the Buckskin area need to be ready to evacuate should the Fire change directions.

Pocatello Fire along with Chubbuck Fire, BLM, Forest Service, North Bannock Fire, Inkom Fire, Pocatello Police, Bannock ...
07/19/2020

Pocatello Fire along with Chubbuck Fire, BLM, Forest Service, North Bannock Fire, Inkom Fire, Pocatello Police, Bannock County Sheriff Office, and Bannock County Search and Rescue are working to contain a wildfire that is burning behind Jason and Stockman on Chinese Peak mountain. Several homes and livestock have been evacuated. No structure have been lost at this point. Fire is approximately 25% contained.

Crews responded to a wildland fire on Via Valdarno yesterday.  Crews were able to quickly contain and extinguish the fir...
07/17/2020

Crews responded to a wildland fire on Via Valdarno yesterday. Crews were able to quickly contain and extinguish the fire. The temperature is forecasted to remain high over the next several days. Please use caution when doing activities in the wildland areas.

The Pocatello Fire Department wants to send a huge thank you to the Chubbuck Home Depot  for their generous donations of...
07/13/2020

The Pocatello Fire Department wants to send a huge thank you to the Chubbuck Home Depot for their generous donations of three cases of Carbon Monoxide/Smoke Alarms. Thank you so much!!!!

The Pocatello Fire Department wishes everyone a safe and Happy Independence Day.
07/04/2020

The Pocatello Fire Department wishes everyone a safe and Happy Independence Day.

The 4th of July is right around the corner. As many public shows have  been cancelled, more citizens will take to lighti...
07/02/2020

The 4th of July is right around the corner. As many public shows have been cancelled, more citizens will take to lighting their own. Please remember to do the following to help everyone have a safe and enjoyable weekend:

-Never allow young children to handle fireworks

-Older children should use them only under close adult supervision

-Never use fireworks while impaired by drugs or alcohol

-Never hold lighted fireworks in your hands

-Never light them indoors

-Only use them away from people, houses, pets and flammable material

-Never point or throw fireworks at another person or animal

-Never ignite devices in a container

-Do not try to re-light or handle malfunctioning fireworks

-Soak both spent and unused fireworks in water for a few hours before discarding

-Keep a bucket of water nearby to fully extinguish fireworks that don't go off or in case of fire

-Never use illegal fireworks

Fireworks are banned in the Wildland-Urban Interface portions of Pocatello. To view a map that highlights the areas where fireworks are prohibited, visit bit.ly/PocatelloChubbuckWUI.

- Pets and fireworks do not mix. Many pets become stressed and fearful during this season, and will try to hide or run away from the noise and lights. Make sure your pet has somewhere safe and secure to hide.

- Alcohol and fireworks do not mix.

- If your fireworks do cause a fire, call 911 immediately and then attempt to extinguish if possible to do so safely.

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One thing is for certain; y’all are badasses! Thank you for all your work today, amazing!
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].