Pocatello Firefighters IAFF Local 187

Pocatello Firefighters IAFF Local 187 IAFF Local representing the professional men and women of the Pocatello Fire Department

Pocatello firefighters spent Saturday handing out carbon monoxide detectors at the Parrish 3 on 3 basketball tournament....
08/03/2019

Pocatello firefighters spent Saturday handing out carbon monoxide detectors at the Parrish 3 on 3 basketball tournament. Be safe.

Right tool, right job.
07/18/2019

Right tool, right job.

Idaho State Journal
07/03/2019
Idaho State Journal

Idaho State Journal

BRUSH FIRE BURNING NEAR NEIGHBORHOOD ON POCATELLO'S WEST SIDE

Mayor anticipates quick resolution of fire union contract
06/29/2019
Mayor anticipates quick resolution of fire union contract

Mayor anticipates quick resolution of fire union contract

POCATELLO — Mayor Brian Blad said Friday he anticipates the city and its firefighters' union will soon resolve a contract impasse, averting the need for a potentially contentious fact-finding process

Pocatello Fire Department
06/27/2019

Pocatello Fire Department

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 The ban will remain in place until October 1 or until it is repealed.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

06/26/2019
City of Pocatello / Fire Union Negotiations 06 25 19

Due to the large number of questions members of Local 187 have received concerning recent stories of wage increases and pay negotiations, we want to share the following information.

Yesterday, Firefighters Local 187 met with the city’s negotiation team to try to reach an agreement concerning wages. The result was unfavorable for either party. During this meeting, the firefighters brought forward a proposal to accept the same wage increase given to the rest of the general city employees. The City’s negotiations panel instead chose to offer a wage increase to firefighters that is about 2% below what will likely given to other city employees, based on the March Budget Development meeting. Local 187’s negotiation committee felt that it is completely fair to ask for exactly what the Council approves for the rest of the general city employees, even if that meant there was no increase. We, as firefighters and members of the community, want to leave this particular decision up to the City Council since they know what is affordable.

Over the past year, the City of Pocatello and Local 187 formed a committee to figure out how our wages compare to similar cities around the area. These are mutually agreed upon comparable cities. This committee found that the Pocatello Fire Department is on average 22% lower than these other comparable cities. The firefighters understand that it is not feasible to ask for a 22% raise, but the City's negotiating committee has mostly ignored these numbers. Notably, Scott Moritz, a Boise attorney that the city hired to be the lead negotiator, has largely discounted this study, despite it being created by members of both negotiating teams. It is also worth mentioning that the Pocatello Fire Department has had a record number of individuals quit to work at other fire departments. While not completely causational, the 22% pay disparity is certainly a factor.

If you are interested in viewing any video related to this issue and want to form your own opinion, they are all posted on YouTube, including the budget proposal concerning wages. Search "Pocatello Community Media" on YouTube's search bar to find them.

City of Pocatello / Fire Union Negotiations 06 25 19

After almost 26 years with Pocatello Fire Department, Jay Castillo retired yesterday.  We'll miss him, but he was kind e...
06/21/2019

After almost 26 years with Pocatello Fire Department, Jay Castillo retired yesterday. We'll miss him, but he was kind enough to leave a piece of himself. Jay's son, Ryan, works for PFD, so we've got another 25 years worth of Castillo!

Congrats, Jay! You've earned it.

Join us in congratulating Devin Blaser.  He signed his paperwork yesterday to promote from a probationary firefighter to...
06/13/2019

Join us in congratulating Devin Blaser. He signed his paperwork yesterday to promote from a probationary firefighter to a firefighter 2nd class. Congratulations!

Pocatello Firefighters IAFF Local 187's cover photo
06/11/2019

Pocatello Firefighters IAFF Local 187's cover photo

Not everything we do is high adrenaline, but that doesn't make it any less important.
06/11/2019

Not everything we do is high adrenaline, but that doesn't make it any less important.

Pocatello Firefighters IAFF Local 187
06/10/2019

Pocatello Firefighters IAFF Local 187

The Urban Search and Rescue team spent some time working on trench rescue skills.  4 days of rain made the ground a litt...
05/27/2019

The Urban Search and Rescue team spent some time working on trench rescue skills. 4 days of rain made the ground a little treacherous, but it's good to train in the same conditions we have to work.

Boise Fire Department
05/21/2019

Boise Fire Department

Our hearts are heavy as we mourn the loss of one of our own today.

Pocatello Firefighters IAFF Local 187
05/21/2019

Pocatello Firefighters IAFF Local 187

Not all the lives we save are human...Engine 2 pulled 7 ducklings out of an 8' deep storm drain Thursday evening!
05/17/2019

Not all the lives we save are human...Engine 2 pulled 7 ducklings out of an 8' deep storm drain Thursday evening!

05/03/2019
Wildfire Community Preparedness Day

Wildfire Community Preparedness Day

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

Our medics spent the morning practicing their neonatal skills under the guidance of NICU nurses from Portneuf Medical Ce...
05/02/2019

Our medics spent the morning practicing their neonatal skills under the guidance of NICU nurses from Portneuf Medical Center. No one wants to go on a call when young children are involved, but it's good to know we are as prepared as possible when we are needed.

We're so lucky to live where we do! Pocatello firefighters partnered with the Eastern Idaho FOOLS and Fire by Trade for ...
04/30/2019

We're so lucky to live where we do! Pocatello firefighters partnered with the Eastern Idaho FOOLS and Fire by Trade for training last week.

Spending hours studying wildfire might not be very exciting, but we understand it's importance.  Pocatello firefighters ...
04/18/2019

Spending hours studying wildfire might not be very exciting, but we understand it's importance. Pocatello firefighters are spending the week earning their S-130 and S-190 wildland firefighting certifications.

We can't thank our dispatchers enough for what they do!
04/15/2019

We can't thank our dispatchers enough for what they do!

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 today and start on shift next week.
04/12/2019

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

The City of Pocatello is live streaming wage negotiations with Pocatello Firefighters Local 187 today at 10 am.  Rest ea...
04/11/2019
Live Streaming | City of Pocatello

The City of Pocatello is live streaming wage negotiations with Pocatello Firefighters Local 187 today at 10 am. Rest easy, they are better firefighters than they are lawyers!

Link to the the live stream here: https://www.pocatello.us/718/Live-Streaming

Previous negotiations can be viewed at the Pocatello Community Media Youtube page:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72Drvq1NFPc&t=79s

Access a live stream of Government Access programming in high-definition (when available).

Firefighter Local 187 members travel to Seattle to raise money for blood cancer research with hopes to put an end to can...
04/08/2019
Pocatello Firefighters participate in Seattle Stairclimb

Firefighter Local 187 members travel to Seattle to raise money for blood cancer research with hopes to put an end to cancer, donations accepted until April 11th, donate here: http://www.llswa.org/site/TR/LLSWA/llswaFF?px=1881075&pg=personal&fr_id=1620

https://www.localnews8.com/news/pocatello-firefighters-participate-in-seattle-stairclimb/1066676705?fbclid=IwAR2eI0FKSm_O0aBNFGWcSHUyefSqVz1CrxIGy8I3ZsRdCoiVvjvpKEvSyow

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."

Firefighter honored for saving colleague from suicide | East Idaho News
03/15/2019
Firefighter honored for saving colleague from suicide | East Idaho News

Firefighter honored for saving colleague from suicide | East Idaho News

POCATELLO — Dustin Hale was ready to end it all. The Pocatello firefighter had decided life wasn’t worth it and didn’t care to live anymore. “I had reached a point where I couldn’t see a way out,” Hale says. Hale served ten years in the U.S. Navy before joining the department where he wo...

Pocatello Firefighters IAFF Local 187's cover photo
03/11/2019

Pocatello Firefighters IAFF Local 187's cover photo

Remember, change your clocks and check those batteries!
03/09/2019

Remember, change your clocks and check those batteries!

When adjusting for Daylight Saving Time, make sure you are always checking your smoke alarms! #IAFFSafetyTips

Come out and support these guys tomorrow night!
03/05/2019

Come out and support these guys tomorrow night!

Off duty firefighters will be at Hooligans this Wednesday raising money for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society! Firefighters Jordan Peterson, Tab Flemming, Kent Risher, and Chris Covey will be headed to Seattle this weekend to race to the top to the Columbia Tower for the Scott Firefighter Stairclimb. Each firefighter will be climbing 1,356 stairs in full Firefighter turnouts. Every dollar raised will go directly to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for blood cancer research and patient services.

Pocatello Firefighters IAFF Local 187's cover photo
03/05/2019

Pocatello Firefighters IAFF Local 187's cover photo

When you change your clocks, check your smoke alarms.In half of reported home fires in which smoke alarms were present b...
03/04/2019

When you change your clocks, check your smoke alarms.

In half of reported home fires in which smoke alarms were present but did not operate, the batteries had been removed or the alarm was disconnected due to dead battery alerts or nuisance alarms. Working smoke alarms decrease the risk of dying in reported home fires by nearly half.

Pocatello Firefighters IAFF Local 187's cover photo
03/04/2019

Pocatello Firefighters IAFF Local 187's cover photo

Pocatello Firefighters IAFF Local 187's cover photo
03/04/2019

Pocatello Firefighters IAFF Local 187's cover photo

We're thankful our state legislators understood the need for this bill.  We especially appreciate all those that spoke i...
03/01/2019
First responder PTSD bill resoundingly passes House, goes to governor

We're thankful our state legislators understood the need for this bill. We especially appreciate all those that spoke in favor of the bill.

BOISE — A full dozen Idaho House members spoke out in favor of covering first responders’ post-traumatic stress under workers’ compensation on Thursday, as the House passed the bill 59-10

We're proud to be a small part of this great organization!
02/22/2019

We're proud to be a small part of this great organization!

Operation Warm Is Honored to Announce an Incredible Milestone for Our 20th Anniversary.

Thanks to You, More Than 3 Million Children in Communities Across North America Have Received Brand New Operation Warm Coats!

Learn more: https://www.operationwarm.org/our-impact/20-years-3-million-coats/

#morethanacoat #3millioncoats

In connection with the post yesterday about the Seattle Stair Climb, here's some tips for high rise safety.We don't have...
02/20/2019

In connection with the post yesterday about the Seattle Stair Climb, here's some tips for high rise safety.

We don't have a lot of tall buildings in town, but if you or your loved ones live in a multi-story apartment or the dorms, remember these tips.

On March 10, 4 members of Pocatello Firefighters IAFF Local 187 will be headed to Seattle to participate in the Seattle ...
02/19/2019

On March 10, 4 members of Pocatello Firefighters IAFF Local 187 will be headed to Seattle to participate in the Seattle Stairclimb. The Stairclimb raises money and awareness for the The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Participants will climb all 69 floors of the Columbia Center in full turnouts and on air.

Firefighters have been busy fundraising. They have raised almost $2500 so far. You can get more information or donate at http://www.llswa.org/site/TR/LLSWA/llswaFF?team_id=68297&pg=team&fr_id=1620. 100% of donations go to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Remember to go skiing tomorrow.  It doesn't get much easier to help local kids than that!  Pebble Creek Ski Area
01/28/2019

Remember to go skiing tomorrow. It doesn't get much easier to help local kids than that! Pebble Creek Ski Area

$30 lift tickets and part of the money goes to local children!  It seems like a great reason to skip work next Tuesday a...
01/22/2019

$30 lift tickets and part of the money goes to local children! It seems like a great reason to skip work next Tuesday and go skiing.

Come help us support a great cause, and have a great time while doing it!
11/29/2018

Come help us support a great cause, and have a great time while doing it!

Pint Night Alert!! On Wednesday, December 5th, our featured non-profit is Operation Warm. Local firefighters team up to buy brand new coats for kids in need in Pocatello and Chubbuck. 10% of our daily sales will help support Operation Warm! It’s the perfect time of year to give a little extra, so come support a great cause! #jimdandybrewing #idahocraftbeer #pocatello #independentbeer #operationwarm #pintnightforcharity

Today your Pocatello Fire Fighters hosted the 5th annual Operation Warm, coats for kids drive. We handed out over 300 co...
11/08/2018

Today your Pocatello Fire Fighters hosted the 5th annual Operation Warm, coats for kids drive. We handed out over 300 coats to kids in our area today, with only one criteria, they need one. We do this because there is a real need in our community, more kids than you realize don’t have adequate clothing for winter.

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Pocatello, ID
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