Pocatello Firefighters IAFF Local 187

Pocatello Firefighters IAFF Local 187 IAFF Local representing the professional men and women of the Pocatello Fire Department
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04/28/2020
Cat in the Portneuf

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

04/28/2020

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

Let's hope Governor Little will be as proactive as New Mexico's governor when it comes to protecting first responders.
04/24/2020

Let's hope Governor Little will be as proactive as New Mexico's governor when it comes to protecting first responders.

Governor Lujan Grisham issues executive order covering first responders who contract COVID-19 as a compensable occupational disease.

Late Thursday evening, Governor Lujan Grisham issued Executive Order 2020-025.

"Professionals who provide direct care of assistance to patients infected with COVID-19 are exposed to the virus causing COVID-19 as a natural incident of their occupations and carry a far greater risk of contracting COVID-19 than the general public due to this significant and inevitable exposure in the workplace."

The order directs state executive agencies to employ a presumption that first responders providing direct care assistance or care who contract COVID-19 suffer a compensable occupational disease under the New Mexico Occupational Disease Disablement Law.

"Our fire fighters and paramedics are on the frontlines battling the COVID-19 crisis daily," said Robert Sanchez, President of the New Mexico Professional Fire Fighter Association. "We sincerely appreciate the action Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham has taken on this executive order. This order ensures our members are protected and compensated fairly for their work."

International Association of Fire Fighters Team 10th

It's a mad, scary world we're currently living in.  We're glad there are people on the front lines still showing up, sti...
04/23/2020

It's a mad, scary world we're currently living in. We're glad there are people on the front lines still showing up, still doing their job. The best way through is together.

Thanks to Lowe's Home Improvement for the massive donation of hand sanitizer, N-95 masks, and Tyvek suits!
04/22/2020

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

It's a mad, scary world we're currently living in.  We're glad there are people on the front lines still showing up, sti...
04/22/2020

It's a mad, scary world we're currently living in. We're glad there are people on the front lines still showing up, still doing their job. The best way through is together.

It's a mad, scary world we're currently living in.  We're glad there are people on the front lines still showing up, sti...
04/21/2020

It's a mad, scary world we're currently living in. We're glad there are people on the front lines still showing up, still doing their job. The best way through is together.

It's a mad, scary world we're currently living in.  We're glad there are people on the front lines still showing up, sti...
04/20/2020

It's a mad, scary world we're currently living in. We're glad there are people on the front lines still showing up, still doing their job. The best way through is together.

We're not here to tell you how to live your life, but maybe don't assault the people trying to help you.https://www.idah...
04/17/2020
Occupant of mobile home destroyed by suspicious fire arrested for assault on firefighter

We're not here to tell you how to live your life, but maybe don't assault the people trying to help you.

https://www.idahostatejournal.com/news/local/occupant-of-mobile-home-destroyed-by-suspicious-fire-arrested-for-assault-on-firefighter/article_2c1fb002-4912-5453-8224-4ec521559ea5.html?fbclid=IwAR2ueV_NQKT16ZG9jjCDYzm9ehbzZx_y_LP-fO9p8LV3O4GO7-eNHDGMTF4

POCATELLO — A 41-year-old man whose trailer home on South Fifth Avenue was destroyed by a suspicious fire Thursday morning was arrested for allegedly throwing a piece of pipe at

04/16/2020
REI Presents: How To Run 100 Miles

Governor Little extended the stay-at-home order yesterday. We know how tough it is for everyone, but we also understand how important it is. Firefighters will keep working through this, but we do so under the constant threat of Covid-19 sweeping through our stations, being spread to our patients or brought home to our families. People often ask firefighters what can be done to help them. Right now, you can help us by staying home. Follow the Governor's stay-at-home order.

For those with the ability to do so, now is a great time to purchase those not-quite-necessary items from a local store. Buy a new bike from one of Pocatello's great local bike shops, like Oregon Trail Bikes, Barrie's Ski and Sports, or East Fork Bikes. Get some climbing gear from Idaho Adventure Sports. Ace Hardware & Element Outfitters can get you ready to fish or Pocatello Running Company can get you into some sweet shoes. We are lucky enough to live in an outdoor paradise, and shopping now will have you ready to hit the trails the minute the order is lifted.

If you need some motivation, and possibly a reminder that doing hard things are worth it, check out these videos on YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iC7Lh4opLsc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBgBs6LMShE

In September 2017, I stepped up to the starting line of the Run Rabbit Run 100 in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, alongside my friend Jayson Sime. The race is a...

There have definitely been discussions at the firehouse about the efficacy of different foods in disease prevention.  Al...
04/01/2020

There have definitely been discussions at the firehouse about the efficacy of different foods in disease prevention. Although we all agree that a healthy diet protects your health in many ways, it's probably not the best idea to rely on specific foods or oils to protect yourself from a virus. The CDC has advice on how to stay safe.
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/prevention.html

03/31/2020

The gyms are closed and it's raining. Quarantine is starting to take a mental toll on all of us, but we're finding ways to stay occupied and in shape. Like this video of A platoon captain Cody VR boxing, for instance. I'm sure it looks less awkward when you're wearing the goggles.😂

What's everyone else doing to stay in shape?

Also, if you do find your your hands separated from the rest of your body, it's a legitimate reason to call 911.
03/28/2020

Also, if you do find your your hands separated from the rest of your body, it's a legitimate reason to call 911.

Our page has been pretty quiet lately, but we're still here.  Honestly, we're pretty busy.  I'm sure everyone k...
03/26/2020

Our page has been pretty quiet lately, but we're still here. Honestly, we're pretty busy. I'm sure everyone knows why. You don't need another post telling you to stay home and wash your hands, since you're already doing that, right?

03/17/2020
International Association of Fire Fighters

International Association of Fire Fighters

Help protect our fire fighters and paramedics against #coronavirus. When calling 9-1-1, tell the dispatcher/call taker if you or anyone with you has flu-like symptoms.

03/14/2020
Pocatello Fire Department

Pocatello Fire Department

Press conference on the COVID situation. We need the public’s help, if you feel sick stay home, treat symptoms, please be mindful of the vulnerable populations. For more information visit Southeastern Idaho Public Health or visit siphidaho.org

03/06/2020
International Association of Fire Fighters

International Association of Fire Fighters

When changing your clocks for Daylight Saving Time this Sunday, March 8 - remember to check your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. #IAFFSafetyTips

Remember, tonight is the pint night at Jim Dandy Brewing.  Have a great beer and help raise money for the Leukemia and L...
03/04/2020

Remember, tonight is the pint night at Jim Dandy Brewing. Have a great beer and help raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

The stairclimb in Seattle has been postponed due to concerns over the Coronavirus. But our stairclimb team is still raising money, and we will have people ready to go when the event gets rescheduled.

Our local stairclimb team leaves Thursday to participate in  The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Firefighter Stairclimb.  Th...
03/02/2020

Our local stairclimb team leaves Thursday to participate in The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Firefighter Stairclimb. They've reached their fundraising goal, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't donate. All of the money goes directly to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to help fight cancer. Here's a link to donate:
https://www.llswa.org/site/TR/LLSWA/llswaFF?team_id=69475&pg=team&fr_id=1640

City of Pocatello - City Hall
02/25/2020

City of Pocatello - City Hall

The Pocatello Fire Department will be leading the way when it comes to data-driven risk reduction.

Recently, the Pocatello Fire Department was picked as 1 of 25 fire departments nationwide to participate in the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) pilot program to build a community risk assessment (CRA) tool. The tool will help firefighters make data-based decisions about fire prevention and risk reduction activities.

“We are thrilled to be a part of NFPA’s pilot program,” said Kim Stouse, Community Relations/Education Specialist with the Pocatello Fire Department. “Not only will access to the tool give us invaluable information about our community’s needs, but it’s also rewarding to know that using the tool will increase its effectiveness and help other fire departments in the long run.”

The department will have access to a digital risk visualization dashboard powered by mySidewalk, which employs local and national data to guide planning around fire and life safety initiatives. The department will have access to mySidewalk through December 31, 2020. The dashboard will help firefighters identify local risks to life and property, highlight underlying conditions that may contribute to those risks, develop plans, and share findings with residents.

“Access to accurate data is critical to making informed decisions about where to focus efforts and resources,” said Karen Berard-Reed, Community Risk Reduction Strategist at NFPA. “While many fire departments have struggled to work with data sets, NFPA’s CRA tool will do the complex work behind the scenes allowing stakeholders to create effective community risk reduction plans within their jurisdictions.”

For more information about the NFPA Community Risk Reduction initiative, visit nfpa.org/crr.

More on the Pocatello Fire Department is available at pocatello.us/fire.

Governor Little addressing the Professional Firefighters of Idaho.  The work we do here affects not just firefighters, b...
02/24/2020

Governor Little addressing the Professional Firefighters of Idaho.

The work we do here affects not just firefighters, but workers across the state. Remember, we all do better when we all do better.

SD 25 is closed today.  ISU has a delayed start.  These are both clues for how fast you should drive today.If sublety is...
02/03/2020

SD 25 is closed today. ISU has a delayed start. These are both clues for how fast you should drive today.

If sublety isn't your strong point, let us help. SLOW DOWN. It's a mess out there.

International Association of Fire Fighters
02/02/2020

International Association of Fire Fighters

Celebrate #SuperBowl Sunday responsibly by following these #IAFFSafetyTips

Someone brought the USAR team donuts!  Thanks, Santa!  #webelieve
12/20/2019

Someone brought the USAR team donuts! Thanks, Santa! #webelieve

12/11/2019
Rachel Cox-Rosen KPVI News

We agree, these coats are really cool!

Little Ruth talking about her new coat makes my heart melt 🥰

For background: Ruth was one of many School District 25 kids who got a free winter coat today courtesy of Operation Warm and Pocatello Fire Union 187 🧥❄️❤️

Firefighters from Local 187 gave out over 100  coats yesterday.  We will be giving over 200 more to schools in the distr...
12/11/2019

Firefighters from Local 187 gave out over 100 coats yesterday. We will be giving over 200 more to schools in the district over the next couple of weeks. We couldn't do this without help from the community. Specifically, we need to give a huge thanks to Sugar Bugs Pediatric Dentistry, Citizens Community Bank and the Portneuf Hospital Auxiliary.

On March 25th, Pocatello Firefighters will be traveling to Seattle to raise money for cancer research.  Details and dona...
12/04/2019

On March 25th, Pocatello Firefighters will be traveling to Seattle to raise money for cancer research. Details and donation links can be found here: https://www.llswa.org/site/TR/LLSWA/llswaFF?team_id=69475&pg=team&fr_id=1640

Following is some information from the Scott Firefighter stair climb page.

Hello! Our Pocatello fire department will be participating in the 29th annual LLS Firefighter Stairclimb on Sunday, March 8, 2020 in support of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). Our team consists of Team Captain and Paramedic Jordan Peterson, Firefighter Tab Fleming, Captains David Scott and Chris Covey, Paramedic Kent Risher, Driver/Operator Curtis Smith, and Assistant Chief Andy Holmes. Before we ascend the Columbia Center in downtown Seattle, WA, we will be raising funds throughout the season in the name of funding and finding a cure. Please consider making a donation to not only help us achieve our personal fundraising goal, but to benefit patients and their families everywhere.

The Pocatello Fire Department will be climbing for 5 year old Kash Conn, a resident of our community, who is has been diagnosed with T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

Happy Thanksgiving!  Hope yours was slightly more civilized than ours!
11/29/2019

Happy Thanksgiving! Hope yours was slightly more civilized than ours!

Idaho Firefighters Union
11/21/2019

Idaho Firefighters Union

**ATTENTION!!**

The Professional Firefighters of Idaho are not calling asking for donations. If you receive a call from someone reporting to be from the Professional Firefighters of Idaho, please do not give any money. We would ask that you please share this message so we can stop people from using our name to scam others.

Thank You.

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PO Box 65
Pocatello, ID
83204

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A big thanks to Eric Anderson and Brad Nelson of Pocatello Firefighters IAFF Local 187 for helping us today with the Zonta Club of Pocatello annual fashion show fundraiser. Thank you for all you do to support so many worthy causes in our community. Great job guys!!