Frequently Asked Questions
Does the Logan Fire Department cooperate with and assist other fire agencies?
Yes! The Logan Fire Department has automatic and mutual aid agreements with the other fire departments in Cache Valley. Those other agencies are "pre-programmed" into our dispatch computer and are automatically called upon when Logan units are tied up on other emergencies or when additional help is needed in the Logan coverage area to handle a large emergency. Conversely, the Logan Fire Department is also pre-programmed to respond similarly to other cities and towns in Cache Valley that need similar help.
Why does the Fire Department respond to medical emergencies with a fire truck?

#1- The majority of emergency medical incidents require additional staffing (more than the two personnel staffed on a Rescue/Ambulance) to treat the patient and prepare him or her for transportation to the hospital. This additional staffing enables the responding crew to simultaneously complete different tasks for the patient's care. For instance, when a patient has a heart attack, hooking up the defibrillator, CPR, rescue breathing, starting an IV, and administering life saving drugs may all need to be accomplished quickly and simultaneously in order to give the patient the best chance for survival.
#2- Because we need to take the "fire station" with us to the call. Every day, simultaneous emergencies occur, which means that our personnel go directly from one emergency to the next without returning to the fire station. That second call may be a fire, extrication, or any number of other emergencies requiring a fire engine. Therefore, we must have the engine with us or hire additional personnel to be at the station. The increased maintenance costs for the fire engine are far less than additional personnel costs would be. Additionally, the fire engine crew can provide the same level of care at a medical emergency as the ambulance while another ambulance gets to the scene.

Are the men and women working as firefighters also running the ambulances?
Yes, all of our firefighters are also medically trained as well.  Most days personnel are rotated through assignments so they spend time in each position.
Are there any ambulances stationed at the hospital?
No. The ambulances are stationed in Logan, Smithfield, Hyrum and North Logan
Do I always need to pull to the right when emergency vehicles are approaching?
When police cars, fire engines, ambulances, or other emergency vehicles approach using sirens, emergency lights, or other warning devices, you MUST YIELD the right of way.
DRIVE AT ONCE TO THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE ROAD AND STOP until the emergency vehicle has passed.  (Utah Drivers Handbook)

Does the fire department pass off Scouting merit badge skills?
Yes, we will pass of certain skills upon request. We do not currently have the resources to teach and pass off entire merit badges. Instructors please call and specify which skills you would like us to help you with. We would love to help you learn about fire safety, first aid, safety and emergency preparedness. Call (435) 716-9500 to set up an appointment.