The St. George Fire Department owns eleven fire engines: a Type 1 engine for each station, with three pumpers in reser...
...can be seen. This park has a large trellis pavilion with two barbecues and fire ring, several smaller picnic areas with tables, two with metal trellis pavilions, and a separate fire pit with an amphitheater. Numerous hiking trails provide access to a B...
Fire station 4 is located in the Bloomington area of the City.
Fire station 6 is located on the east side of the City near the 2450 east p...
Fire station 3 is located in the Bloomington Hills area of the City.
Fire station 2 is the oldest station in the City and has housed the original fire department for many years. It is located just on Main St. just off St....
Fire station 1 is located just off I-15 next to Dixie State College. It houses a three person fulltime engine company and all of the administrative staff, including the Fire Chief.
The St. George Fire Department owns eleven engines, two ladder trucks, six brush trucks, f...
Firehouse Park is a four-acre neighborhood park that was dedicated on September 24, 2009. It is located at 1800 North Dixie Downs Road across the street from fire station #7. This park contains features typical to a neighborhood park such as play structures, walking path, picnic pavilion and restrooms. An additional park feature requested by local citizens was a fenced secure area to take their canine family members to run and play off leash. Firehouse Park is programmed to function as a neighborhood park and is a gr...
Fire station 5 is located in the Green Valley area of the City.
Fire station 7 is located on the north end of Dixie Downs area, just off Sn...
...ety in St. George. The men and women who make up the St. George police and fire departments pride themselves on delivering compassionate service with ...
Fire station 8 is located near the Sun River development on Bluegrass Way.
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No soliciting, sales or pan-handling.
No firearms or other weapons.
...City departments and the Mayor and City Council. Department Heads (Police, Fire, Public Works,etc.) are appointed by the Mayor and report to the City ...
...squo;s open space. These species are choking up drainage ways and creating fire hazards.
St. George Fire Department
The City of St. George Fire Department is made up of thirty-three full-time staff, nine part-time staff, and seventy reserve staff. Full-time Firefighters, Captains, and Battalion Chiefs work rotating twenty-four hour shifts. Reserve Firefighters are assigned to the station nearest their home and are required to carry pagers, allowing them to respond to calls as needed. Reserve Firefighters are also on a rotating schedule, covering Stations #1, #7, and #8 to provide for a four person crew at night. The Fire Chief, Deputy Chief, and Administrative Assistant work the day shift, with the Chief Officers on call after hours.
The City of St. George Fire Department covers approximately seventy-five square miles and serves over 80,000 residents. The department includes eight stations, located geographically throughout the City of St. George, which respond to fires, EMS calls, hazmat incidents, technical rescues, vehicle extractions, and other calls for assistance as needed within the city boundaries. In addition, the department serves as backup on large incidents within the county. The department also performs inspections for compliance with fire codes, and provides advanced EMT services for the city.
The mission of the St. George Fire Department is to Protect and Preserve life, property, and the environment from fire and disaster, whether it be natural or man-made. We accomplish this through aggressive training, fire prevention and community programs, and with a positive attitude towards safety, customer service, and community relations.
The St. George Fire Department began in 1936. The twenty-three members that made up the Chief, Captains, and crews were all volunteers. The first fire engine in St. George was a 1936 Studebaker, which the Department still owns and houses at Station #2, which is the first fire station the city built. The truck is no longer in service unless absolutely necessary, but you may have seen it at special occasions, such as parades.
For nearly fifty years, the dedicated volunteer firefighters were able to meet the needs of the City of St. George. It wasn't until 1983 that the first full-time Chief was hired. By 1992, the area had grown large enough to require a full-time staff of firefighters. The St. George Fire Department is now set to begin construction on its ninth fire station within the city limits.
All full-time firefighters are hired from a pool of part-time or reserve firefighters within the department. If you are interested in becoming a full-time firefighter, you will also need to hold a valid Utah EMT certification.
Reserve firefighters do not receive a wage, but do receive benefits through the City of St. George. The requirements for a reserve firefighter include, but are not limited to:
o Residing in the fire district they are assigned to.
o Attending weekly evening training sessions.
o Sleeping at a Station on a rotating schedule.
Click here to view the reserve firefighter requirements
Part-time firefighters are paid for the hours they put in. There are no benefits with this position.
o A minimum of 45 hours each month are required to remain on the department.
o Part-time firefighters must reside in St. George, or in one of the bordering cities, including Washington City, Santa Clara, or Ivins.
Click here to view the part-time firefighter requirements
Both the part-time and reserve firefighter positions are filled through the City of St. George Human Resource Department. Applications can be submitted online, or obtained from the Human Resources Department office at 175 East 200 North.
Click here to view open positions and apply
Advertised positions will remain open until enough applications are received. Once the position is closed and the applications are reviewed, the following steps are taken:
1. Orientation meeting for applicants and spouses
2. Physical agility test
3. Written test
5. St. George Firefighter Recruit Academy
The St. George Firefighter Recruit Academy is necessary to obtain the required certifications which include Firefighter Level I and Level II, Hazardous Materials Awareness, Hazardous Materials Operations, and CPR/AED Certifications. Even if you already have any of these certifications, you must complete the academy. The St. George Firefighter Recruit Academy teaches firefighting techniques that are specific to this geographical area, and ensures all firefighters are at the same level of expertise when starting at the department.
The Firefighter Recruit Academy takes about three months to complete. Typically, recruits will meet twice weekly in the evening and all day on Saturday.
The Firefighter Recruit Academy is operated once a year. Please be advise...
Question: What are the other charges on my bill?
Answer: KWH Charge - Electricity charge during the billing period. Please see current fee chart.
Energy Tax - 6.0% tax on electricity per state law. Funds are used for general service such as police, fire, protection, streets, recreation, street right of ways, etc.
Drainage - Charge to operate, improve and maintain storm water drainage systems and runoff within St. George City.
WCD Surcharge - This is a Washington County Water conservancy District surcharge to fund pipelines, water treatment, and providing water to the City.
Flood Control - This is a regional flood authority fee for planning and funding regional flood control projects withing St. George, Washington, and Santa Clara cities.
Sales Tax - Sales tax on electricity of 3.55%
The St. George Fire Department gives station tours to schools, preschools, Boy Scouts of America, and other private organizations. All tours have a fire prevention theme. If there are any specific topics you would like to cover, please provide that information when scheduling a tour. The Fire Department does not do birthdays, but will provide a tour to the group if requested.
Tours are scheduled through the Administrative Office at the phone number or email link below.
Please note that a tour can be delayed or cancelled due to an emergency call.
Station tours are given at the three locations listed below:
Fire Station 1 - 51 South 1000 East
Fire Station 1 is the headquarters for the department. It has the training tower and Safety House used for tours and fire department training. The Safety House was built and donated by the Southern Utah Builders Association.
Fire Station 7 – 1912 West 1800 North
Fire Station 7 is in the general location of Snow Canyon Parkway and Dixie Downs Drive, across the street from Firehouse Park. This location is suitable for larger groups that may need to be rotated through in stages.
Fire Station 8 – 1096 West Bluegrass Way
Fire Station 8 is located near Sun River. It is our newest station.
When the crew brings the engine to another location for an on-site presentation, this is referred to as an engine tour. These are typically done for larger groups, such as schools or church groups. The crew discusses fire safety then provides a tour of the engine.
Question: What kinds of technologies does this Division use, manage, and support.
Answer: Here is a partial list, without mentioning specific vendors or suppliers:Data Backup and RecoveryServersWorkstationsLaptopsMobile DevicesMobile Device ManagementBYOD ManagementTabletsEmailSpam ProtectionMalware Detection and RemovalOffice SuitesDatabasesPhone linesVoIP (Voice over IP)FoIP (Fax over IP)VoicemailInstant MessagingNext-Gen FirewallsFiber networking equipment and connection (from100MB to 10GB)Wireless Point-to-Point Technology100MB to 1GB EthernetWiFiVPNTCP/IP Services throughout the OSI model(including DHCP, DNS, FTP, TCP/UDP, Telnet, ICMP, NTP, ARP, etc.)IPv4 and IPv6File StorageContent ManagementDigital SecurityPhysical SecuritySecurity Camera ManagementNetwork MonitoringCloud ServicesEnd-User SupportServer VirtualizationApp VirtualizationSANNASRedundant PowerData DeDupeLDAPRemote Desktop ProtocolDatacenter ManagementCoolingEncryptionData Loss Prevention (DLP)Identity Management and Rights ManagementTwo-Factor AuthenticationRegulatory Compliance CertificationExternal and Internal Penetration Testing andResolutionComputer and Data AnalysisSoftware PatchingHardware Firmware UpdatesSoftware Licensing and AuditingHardware and Software InventoryComputer Aided Design (CAD)Geographic Information Systems (GIS)Asset ManagementVideo ConferencingProject ManagementActive Network and System MonitoringApplication and Web Development SoftwareComputer Based Training
...maintenance and repairs of city vehicles and equipment from lawn mowers to fire engines and everything in between. The division also assists city depa...
...he culinary system. This can be possible when a hydrant is used to fight a fire, during a main line break, or other similar situations. Under these co...
There are five types of burns recognized by the St. George Fire Department. On any burn, you are required to have a means of extinguishing the fire.
Agricultural Burn: The fire department must be notified when an agricultural burn is going to happen. Agricultural burns are defined as the burning of pruning from trees, bushes, plants, or dead or diseased trees, bushes, and plants, including stubble, weed growth along ditch banks, fence lines on cultivated lands, canals or irrigation ditches on properties of five acres or more.
Residential Burn: There are two residential burn seasons each year during which permits to burn can be obtained:
Spring burn season – March 1st – May 30th
Fall burn season – September 15th – November 15th
There is no fee for a burn permit, but you must obtain a new permit every day you plan to burn. Burning is restricted to weeds, leaves and small tree or bush branches.
No burning of trash or construction debris is permitted. Please contact Washington County Solid Waste at 435-673-2813 for information on disposing of trash and construction debris.
Controlled Burn: Permits for a controlled burn are issued during the residential burn season. The fire department must inspect what is being burned before a burn permit can be issued. Construction debris, tires and trash/garbage are not permitted in a controlled burn.
Developmental Burn: Any developmental burning is prohibited in St. George.
There are days during the burn season a permit will not be issued. When the clearing index is below 500, no permits are issued. The clearing index indicates how heavy the air is. If the clearing index is not high enough, smoke does not disperse and becomes a health hazard.
You can obtain a burn permit three ways.
Call 435-627-4150 Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm
Call Fire Dispatch at 435-627-4949
Obtain a permit online at Washington Co...
Question: What does fleet fix at their facility?
Answer: The technicians maintain over 950 pieces of equipment. On any given day they are working on everything from a riding lawn mower transmission to the hydraulics on a ladder fire engine and everything in between. Due to frequent use, city equipment is in constant need of maintenance. Technicians are trained to work on over 100 unique pieces of equipment.
The St. George Fire Department currently owns two ladder trucks - also known as ladder app...
...eel drive and are used for going off-pavement to combat brush and wildland fires. Each truck holds between 250-400 gallons of water, and the majority of them have Class A foam capability. The St. George Fire Department currently owns six brush trucks.
City Fireworks Restrictions
As you are aware, the State of Utah, Bureau of Land Management, National Forest Service and many other state and federal agencies have restricted the use of fireworks in all unincorporated areas of the state. Due to the extreme fire danger that exists in the southwestern region of Utah this summer, the St. George Fire Chief recently signed an order prohibiting fireworks in designated areas of the City. No fireworks of any kind are to be used within 250 feet of the following areas: - Dry washes and drainages- River and stream corridors- Hillsides, plateaus and mesa tops- Undeveloped open space or natural terrain Fireworks restrictions are in affect this holiday season and it is important that you understand which locations throughout the city are restricted and considered dangerous for personal fireworks use. We hope that you find this webpage useful in identifying these areas. Local fireworks retailers will also have maps available for you to view. Your help in keeping our community safe this holiday season is very much appreciated.
Safety TipsThe lighting of fireworks on holidays have become a tradition with many families. If families act responsibly with legal fireworks activities, they should have an enjoyable holiday. The vast majority of legal displays occur without incident. The majority of fire incidents that occur are a result of illegal or improper fireworks discharges. Be smart, safe, and responsible.
Use only fireworks purchased in the State of Utah from licensed dealers or retailers. If you purchased the fireworks out of state, they are more than likely not legal in this state. You will be cited if caught, and will be responsible to pay for any damages and extinguishing costs as a result of any fires that you cause.
Use only with responsible adult supervision at all times.
Never allow young children to handle fireworks.
Light the fireworks in an open area and on a non-combustible surface, such as a driveway or paved area.
If windy conditions exist, do not light fireworks.
Keep a bucket of water available.
Handle used and "dud" fireworks with a shovel.
Soak fireworks thoroughly in a bucket of water, or douse them with a hose prior to disposal.
Keep clear while lighting fireworks, and do not lean over them at any time.
Do not relight “dud” fireworks.
Watch out for your pets and animals. It is preferable to keep them indoors and away from the displays.
Check for any restrictions that may apply to your area.
Fireworks are an American tradition. Safety and common sense are important as we celebrate the holidays with fireworks. Shooting fireworks can provide hours of wholesome family entertainment, but must be use carefully and safely. For additional questions about fireworks use please contact the St. George Fire Department at 435-627-4150.
Question: Does the Fire Department recharge or take old fire extinguishers?
Answer: No. You can find a vendor under “Fire Extinguishers” in the phone book, or by doing an internet search.
Question: Does the Fire Department retrieve items high up in trees (cats, balls, etc.)?
Answer: The Fire Department will assist in retrieving items stuck in high places, but depending the frequency of emergency calls, this may not be able to be done right away.
Question: Does the Fire Department take old medications?
Answer: No, the Fire Department does not have storage capabilities for old medications. The St. George Police Department, located at 265 North 200 East, does have a medication drop box to accept used medications. You may also call the Police Department at 435-627-4300 for more information.
Question: Does the Fire Department fill swimming pools?
Answer: No. Please contact the City of St. George Utility Office at 435-627-4748 or 435-627-4716 for more information regarding filling swimming pools.
Question: Where can I schedule a fire inspection?
Answer: Please call the Administrative Office at 435-627-4150, Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm to schedule a fire inspection.
Question: Does the Fire Department take hazardous materials, batteries, paint, paint thinner, gas, or explosives?
Answer: The Fire Department is not equipped to store any hazardous materials. The only items accepted are new or old gasoline (providing adequate storage space is available at the time), and fireworks. Please call the Administraitve Office at 435-627-4150 in advance to arrange for dropping off gasoline or fireworks. For all other items, please contact Washington County Solid Waste at 435-673-2813, or click here to visit their website.
Question: Does the Fire Department install car safety seats for children?
Answer: No, the Fire Department does not provide this service. Please contact the Southwest Utah Public Health Department at 435-652-4067 or click here for information on installation of car safety seats for children.
... have an enjoyable experience.
No motorized traffic.
No fires, or firearms.
No alcoholic beverages.
Stay on trails; do not take short-cuts....
Question: Does the Fire Department provide paint to the public to paint fire hydrants?
Answer: No. Please contact the City of St. George Water Department at 435-627-4800 for information on having fire hydrants painted.
Question: Does the Fire Department change batteries in smoke detectors?
Answer: Yes. The Fire Department provides this service to senior citizens, however, you are asked to provide the batteries.
Question: Does the Fire Department have an Eagle Scout Project Program?
Answer: Yes, the Fire Department and Water Department are working together to install blue fire hydrant reflectors on the roads. Please call the Administrative Office at 435-627-4150 for more information.
Question: Who do I call if I notice a leaking fire hydrant?
Answer: The City of St. George Water Department maintains all the fire hydrants in the city. To report a leaking fire hydrant, please call 435-627-4800.
Question: Does the Fire Department provide sand bags?
Answer: No. Please contact the City of St. George Streets Division at 435-627-4000 for information on obtaining sand bags.
The Millcreek Generation Facility (MGF) is a natural gas fired generation facility. It began commercial generation in May of 2006. The first phase had a capacity of 40 megawatts (MW). The second phase was completed in June of 2010 and increased the capacity of the facility to 80 MW.
MGF is powered by two gas fired turbines. The total cost of the first phase was approximately 18.5 mi...
The fire department responds to medical emergencies and provides basic quick response along with Gold Cross Ambulance, who holds the Paramedic transport license within city limits. We also provide first response mutual aid in Arizona. In 2015, the St. George Fire Department responded to 4,250 calls for EMS, which accounted for nearl...
...ge 911 Communications Center is the dispatch center for every police, fire and ambulance agency in the county as well as being the 911 center for...
The fire department holds regular cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillators (AED) certification courses for city employees and the public. Hundreds of people are taught and certified in live saving skills each year through the department’s American Safety & Health Institute training center. These classes include instruction on chest compressions, rescue breathing with a barrier device, airway obstruction, and proper use of an AED.
The course tough by St. George Fire Department includes CPR and AED certification for anyone who is a health care provider. To sign up for the fire department’s CPR/AED course, please call 435-627-4150 or email B...
... Shade Tree Board, Veterans Advisory Board, Lower Virgin River Fuels & Fire Board and the St. George Musical Theater Board.
I’m also very grateful to be the city council representative for the St George Police Department and the St George Fire Department.
I love serving on the St. George City Council and I...
... particular C.A.T. team and all departments of the city to include Police, fire, code enforcement, streets, water, power, and parks. The primary ...
...are encouraged to bring a picture of it. Finished projects will be glazed, fired and ready to display!
Ages: 2-6 years old with parents
...ity Emergency Response Teams and is the descendant of the Los Angeles City Fire Department’s program to teach citizens to help themselves in the...
...splin amended the 2015-16 Fiscal Year budget to increase funding for a new fire truck from $675,000 already approved for a pumper, to $975,675 to upgrade to a pumper/ladder combination truck (also known as a quint). In December 2015, the City Council approved an agreement between the City of St. George and Pierce Manufacturing in Appleton, Wisconsin for the amount of $972,583 to provide the new fire apparatus.
In this gallery are progress photos of the construction of the newest addition to the St. George Fire Department fleet. Check back regularly for updates!