Response Data 2015
False Alarms and Cancellations 537
Emergency Medical Calls 3842
Hazardous Materials Calls 111
Other Misc. Incidents 89
ARFF stands for Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting.
The Logan Fire Department provides fire protection for the Logan/Cache Airport. This has required Logan Fire Department to send a group of firefighter to specialized Aircraft Firefighting training. This training is only available at FAA sanctioned airport training facilities such as Salt Lake City, Helena Montana, Casper Wyoming, or Portland Oregon.
The Logan/Cache Airport Authority recently took possession of a brand new ARFF Vehicle. This $750,000 vehicle was obtained from a grant from the FAA supplemented with matching funds from the Airport Authority.
This training and equipment is necessary to allow Logan/Cache Airport to accommodate large aircraft (i.e. 737). Logan Fire Department personnel must stand-by at the airport when these large aircraft are used for charter flights for the Utah State University football team or their opponents.
Wildland Firefighting and the Urban Interface
Logan has a great deal of wildland area that borders with homes and yards. This area is called the Wildland/Urban Interface and is protected by Logan firefighters. We currently have three specially built trucks called brush trucks (type 6 engines) available for these calls. Logan often helps other agencies fight wildfires and also receives help from them when needed in Logan. This cooperation allows cities to spend less on equipment while still maintaining the needed resources. Logan is currently training new personnel in the positions of Crew boss and Engine Boss. These positions allow our firefighters to lead fire crews on larger wildland fires in the western US.
As firefighters we are trained to fight fire aggressively in an effort to protect lives and property. However, the best way to protect lives and property is to prevent fires from ever starting. We can do this by helping citizens understand the dangers of fire and how they can help themselves if one does start. Please take the time to see what you can do to help by using these resources to ready your home and property for wild fires that may come. Visit this link for more information; http://firewise.org/wildfire-preparedness/teaching-tools/brochures-and-booklets.aspx
Does the Fire Department rescue animals? The short answer is yes if needed.
Occasionally the fire department is asked to rescue a "cat from a tree." Our policy on any animal call is to send a battalion chief out to the incident and make a quick evaluation. Generally these incidents can resolve themselves with a little food left out on the ground. This can be done with no risk to the firefighter or our equipment, while keeping us available for other urgent calls.
Today there are private companies that rescue animals from trees and are much better equipped to do so.
However, there are times when the assistance of our equipment and personnel is warranted to assist in rescuing animals when an animal is truly at risk, or if there is a potential for other people to put themselves at risk, the fire department will respond and provide any assistance we can.