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 5 is located in the Green Valley 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.
The St. George Fire Department owns eleven engines, three ladder trucks, six brush trucks, four squad/special operations trucks, three specialty trailers, and a 6x6 all-terrain vehicle. Our newest pumper/ladder combination truck was recently delivered, and should be in service soon.
Visit the pages below to view our current fleet, and see the progress photos for the construction of our newest fire apparatus.
Firehouse Park is a four-acre neighborhood park with a great playground,&nb...
...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 7 is located on the north end of Dixie Downs area, just off Sn...
Fire station 8 is located near the Sun River development on Bluegrass Way.
...ty, internet safety, bike/scooter safety, stranger danger, drug awareness, fire safety, bullying and more. Each topic covered during the program is de...
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.
...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 ...
No signs or advertisements.
No soliciting, sales or pan-handling.
No firearms or other weapons.
...al objects are required. Green coffee beans are slowly roasted over a fire. When they are perfectly done, they are pounded and ground. This ...
The St. George Fire Department is not currently accepting applications, but check back for posted job openings!
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.
Must be 18 years of age
Must possess a valid Utah driver's license
Must live within the St. George city limits
Part-time firefighters are paid for the hours they work. There are no benefits with this position.
o A minimum of 45 hours worked each month is required to remain on the department.
Must be 18 years of age
Must possess a valid Utah driver's license
Must reside in St. George, or in one of the bordering cities, including Washington City, Santa Clara, or Ivins
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 held once a year. Please be advised that you may not hear from the department immediately after you submit an application, but all applications are held until the next academy. At that time, anyone still interested and eligible will be given an opportunity to participate. Please do not reapply if you have not been contacted. You are welcome to contact Human Resources at 435-627-4670 to check the status of your application.
Click here to view the full reserve firefighter requirements
Click here to view the full part-time firefighter requirements
Click here to view open positions a...
...squo;s open space. These species are choking up drainage ways and creating fire hazards.
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 is capable of handling a wide variety of hazardous material (hazmat) emergencies. Some of the emergencies we respond to include, but are not limited to: large transportation or industrial chemical spills, weapons of mass destruction, radiological emergencies, illicit laboratories, and biological hazards.
Our department has 11 state-certified Hazmat Technicians that are trained in offensive strategies that stabilize hazmat emergencies. We also have 75 state-certified Hazmat Operation Responders. These responders are trained on defensive strategies that contain and isolate hazardous materials. We have a heavy rescue vehicle that is equipped with the necessary equipment for long term hazmat emergencies. We also have an enclosed trailer that is equipped with specialized decontamination tools and protective clothing.
In addition to covering our city, the St. George Fire Department hazmat team also trains and responds with neighboring fire departments to cover all the hazmat emergencies in five counties. ...
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 host birthday parties, but will provide a tour to the group if requested.
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.
Tours are schedule...
...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...
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.
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
There are four 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 big tree limbs).
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 when 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...
...roved inspection sticker will be issued to each food truck upon its passed fire inspection after January 1, 2018. The sticker is to be placed inside the rear most door of the food truck. This new rule will make it easier for food trucks to obtain business licenses in other Utah cities after passing their initial fire inspection.
There have also been changes to the requirements for fire suppression systems in food trucks. A type I hood shall be installed at or above all commercial cooking appliances and domestic cooking appliances used for commercial purposes that produce grease vapors. Each required type I hood shall be protected with an approved automatic fire extinguishing system. THIS MEANS THAT IF A FOOD TRUCK PRODUCES GREASE OF ANY TYPE FOR COOKING AND DOES NOT CURRENTLY HAVE A TYPE I HOOD AND FIRE SUPPRESSION SYSTEM, THOSE WILL NEED TO BE INSTALLED IN ORDER TO PASS THE FIRE INSPECTION.
There are other new requirements as well - please see the attachments below for specific details.
Please review the attached documents for more information, or call our office at 435-627-4150 if you have any questions about the new requirements from the State Fire Marshal's Office.
Utah State Fire Marshal Laws & Rules
The St. George Fire Department currently owns two ladder trucks - also known as ladder app...
Foam Frenzy will be at the Starting/Finish Line of the Moonlight Firehose Frenzy 5k, spraying foam from their machines, attached to SGFD Ladder Truck, on the runners!
There will also be a Foam Pit at the Main Stage of George Streetfest, after the 5k Race. This Foam Pit will be free to enter, so come play in the foam! There will be foam machines on the ground as well as suspended by Fire Truck Ladders. Music for the Foam Frenzy Party will be provided by DJ ...
2018 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, the St. George Fire Chief signed an order prohibiting fireworks in designated areas of the City. No fireworks of any kind are to be used within 200 feet of the following areas:
Dry washes and drainages
River and stream corridors
Hillsides, plateaus and mesa tops
Undeveloped open space or natural terrain
Use of fireworks is completely prohibited in the development north of Snow Canyon Parkway on State Road 18, including The Ledges development.
Prohibited activities include:
No discharge of fireworks within the areas listed
No firecrackers, cherry bombs, roman candles, bottle rockets, single or reloadable mortars, or other Class "C" fireworks not State of Utah approved.
Recreational fires, unless the location is approved by the fire department (click here for recreational burning regulations)
Welding, cutting, or grinding within the areas listed, unless approved by the fire department.
No sky lanterns.
Fireworks restrictions are in effect, 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 may not be legal in this state. You will be cited if found to be in possession of illegal fireworks, and will be responsible to pay for damages and extinguishing costs as a result of any fires that you cause.
Use fireworks 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. Fireworks can provide hours of wholesome family entertainment, but must be used carefully and safely. If you have additional questions about fireworks use or would like information on obtaining a pyrotechnics display permit, please contact the St. George Fire Department at 435-627-4150.
To report the discharge of fireworks in restricted areas please call the non-emergency dispatch number...
...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.
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 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: Does my food truck need a fire suppression system?
Answer: Yes, if the cooking you are doing produces grease vapors. A type I hood shall be installed at or above all commercial cooking appliances and domestic cooking appliances used for commercial purposes that produce grease vapors. Each required type I hood shall be protected with an approved automatic fire extinguishing system. See our Food Truck Guidelines page for more information.
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 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 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 have an Eagle Scout Project Program?
Answer: We do not have any Eagle Scout Projects available at this time.
... have an enjoyable experience.
No motorized traffic.
No fires, or firearms.
No alcoholic beverages.
Stay on trails; do not take short-cuts....
Question: How do I request a copy of a fire report?
Answer: Fire reports are requested by clicking here and completing the online form. Please be as detailed as possible when submitting your request.
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 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.
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.
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: 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 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.
...ing, dancing, juggling, magic, playing an instrument, dramatic recitation, fire-breathing. Well, maybe not that last one!
St. George Races and the St. George Firefighter's Association are joining forces to make one of the coolest 5k's in town. Join both of these great organizations for the Moonlight Firehose Frenzy!
This can't miss 5k will take runners through the streets of Historic Downtown St. George. Throughout the course, the St. George Firefighter's Association will be out with SGFD Fire Trucks, spraying water on runners! There will be the option to get wet or to stay dry.
Our friends at Foam Frenzy will be at the starting line, spraying foam on the runners as well. Additionally, there will be a foam pit after the race (starting at 10 pm and will conclude at 11 pm). Please visit https://www.sgcity.org/sportsandrecreation/junemoonjubilee/foamfrenzyparty for more information.
New this year, the race will start and end near the Main Stage at St. George Streetfest and take runners through the party on Main Street. There will be barricades blocking the runner's lane off from the rest of the activities going on with Streetfest.
A portion of the proceeds from this event will benefit the Utah Burn Center and the St. George Fire Fighters Association.
PLEASE BE AWARE, THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIALL...
The St. George Fire Department received three new fire engines this year, the purchase of which was approved in the 2016-17 city budget. The new engines are PUC (Pierce Ultimate Configuration) engines on a Velocity chassis, and are custom-designed for our department.
View the galleries below for progress photos of the construction of the new fire engines.
...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.
Below are photos chronicling the construction of this new fire apparatus. The new apparatus was delivered to the St. George Fire Department in January 2017.
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...
...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 life-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.
To inquire about the fire department’s CPR/AED course, please call 435-627-4150 or send us...
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...
The St. George Fire Department Technical Rescue Team is a group of firefighters who are certified in specialized skills and the use of tools that are not typically used for most firefighting and emergency medical services. Technical rescue calls occur at a lower frequency than everyday calls, but carry a greater risk to rescuers and patients. For this reason, crew members train every month on specialized skills and real-life training scenarios.
All staff members of St. George Fire Department are trained at an operations level for technical rescue, wi...
... 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 ...
...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...