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Fireworks are on sale, but don’t light them yet! It’s legal to light fireworks starting July 2. Please be safe and courteous as you enjoy your celebrations this year! ... See MoreSee Less

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Congratulations Marcie!!We're wrapping up #NationalEMSWeek by highlighting one of our very own Critical Care Paramedics, Marcie Mehl, who has been recognized this year by Steward Health Care as a Steward of the Community.

Marcie has worked in EMS for more than 20 years, serving the communities she works in with the highest regard for appropriate and empathic patient care. She has also worked for AirMed for the past 17 years. Her extensive experience as a Paramedic and Flight Medic was invaluable as the West Valley City Fire Department implemented the Critical Care Paramedic program six years ago.

Marcie not only provides exceptional quality care, but she actively trains other providers. Recently she worked with doctors at Jordan Valley Medical Center – West Valley Campus to create a Difficult Airway Course. The course was presented to all West Valley City Fire Department Critical Care Paramedics and many other Paramedics who plan to become Critical Care Certified.

Marcie exemplifies the mission of the West Valley City fire department: Treat people right, be great at what you do, and look to help.

Congratulations, Marcie, for your recognition as a Steward of the Community!
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West Valley City is now accepting applications for our Firefighter position for the West Valley City Fire Department. See below for job details. Start your new career today!

Benefits: Full Benefits; health, dental, and life insurance, paid time off and paid holidays
Retirement: Utah Retirement Systems, pension and/or 401(k)
Job Posting Close Date: June 6, 2022

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The IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery is a one-of-a-kind addiction treatment facility specializing in PTSD for IAFF members – and IAFF members only – who are struggling with addiction, PTSD other related behavioral health challenges to receive the help they need in taking the first steps toward recovery. It is a safe haven for members to talk with other members who have faced or overcome similar challenges.

The West Valley City Firefighters Association is the local chapter of the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF). We also belong to the Professional Firefighters of Utah (PFFU). Membership is voluntary, and is available to current and retired members of the West Valley City Fire Department. Dues are paid by all members to maintain their active status.

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Don’t assume the right-of-way on Halloween night. Motorists can have trouble seeing trick-or-treaters, especially at dusk. Stay visible and use sidewalks. #IAFFSafetyTips #IAFF
This Halloween, have fun AND be safe. stay on the sidewalk and off the road when going house to house. If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic and as far to the side as possible. #IAFFSafetyTips #IAFF
Halloween is super exciting for kids, but can also be very dangerous. On average, twice as many child pedestrians are killed while walking on Halloween compared to any other day of the year. Stay safe by staying VISIBLE: bring flashlights, glow sticks and reflective goodie bags, and add reflective tape to costumes. #IAFFSafetyTips #IAFF
The 9th annual firefighter chili cook off was a success. West valley firefighters would like to give a shout out to Black Rifle Coffee Company Coca-Cola and Frito-Lay for their generous donations and helping us raise money for the University of Utah Burn Center burn camp!  Utah Fire Fighter Chili Cook Off #unionfirefighters #westvalleyprofessionalfirefighters #iafflocal2970
Two inches of water and 30 seconds. That’s all it takes to drown. #IAFFSafetyTips

Nearly 75% of drownings involving children happen at home — a sobering statistic, and one that is more relevant than ever this summer.

While a small pool is a great way to beat the heat, fire fighters and emergency medical responders are urging homeowners to practice simple safety rules to avoid a tragedy.

First and foremost, never leave a child unsupervised near any pool or body of water — no matter the depth. Young children can drown in as little as 2 inches of water in less than 30 seconds. That also means that large pools should be protected by a barrier to prevent children from possibly falling in while unsupervised. Smaller, blow-up or plastic pools should be emptied every evening. Not only will this help your family avoid accidental drownings, but removing standing water will prevent insects from gathering as well.

Slips and falls are also a concern on any wet surface. While it may evoke memories of the public pool lifeguard, the best way to prevent slips is a no running near the pool rule. Diligently enforcing this rule may be difficult with school-age children, but it will go a long way in keeping them safe and reducing broken bones and other slip-related injuries.

No diving. While store-bought pools are, of course, not deep enough for a dive — very few above-ground pools are deep enough for diving either. Diving head-first into shallow water can cause severe neck injuries that could result in paralysis. Play it safe and only enter the water feet first.

Fire fighters also recommend teaching children to swim. While this may not be applicable to some of the smaller at-home pools – and it may be difficult to find lessons – it is a valuable skill to consider any time you are thinking about water safety.

Finally, have a first aid kit available and place emergency contacts in your phone. Learning CPR can help save a life. Many times, early CPR done my bystanders is the key to a successful outcome. CPR classes are available through many hospitals, community centers or by contacting the American Red Cross.

These simple precautions will help prevent tragedy around the pool this summer and allow the entire family to enjoy the water.
IAFF Local 2970’s E-Board has voted unanimously to Endorse Ed “Edzo” Kelly General President of the IAFF. @edzoforiaff @iaffgst. #unionfirefighters #iafflocal2970
#westvalleyprofessionalfirefighters #takeourunionback
75 Truck Captain Steve Meier getting in on some saw work, gaining access to a semi trailer on fire. Guess the new guy didn’t want to cut with it😂. Companies 75 and 73 were dispatched on a Fed Ex semi truck fire last night. Crews were on scene for 4 plus hours overhauling the trailer full of packages.
Come and see your West Valley Firefighters and support a great cause. Great Saturday family event and all the money goes to the University of Utah Burn Camp. 
Tommorrow the remodeled and expanded Station will be open and ready to respond. The old station was the first building built by West Valley City. It was once called the Little House on the Prairie.  
Please enjoy your holiday. Be safe and we are here if you need us. 
Happy Fathers Day
With the temperatures rising, please keep your dogs out of the hot cars. West Valley Professional Firefighters.
Eating lunch with our dear friend Senator Karen Mayne. A true labor supporter and firefighter support. She has been there for us when many were not. Thank you.
Members of a Local 2970 meeting with Representative Craig Hall. Thanks for supporting firefighter issues and look forward to your continued support.
We took an old logo and added a new touch to it.
Today is National Law Enforcement Day. We especially want to thank our brother and sisters in BLUE here at West Valley. Without their help and having our back we couldn’t do it. #westvalleyfirefighters
Watch what your kids can get ahold of.
Keep your house clean and clear for overall safety.
Please keep your chimneys clean.
Keep your pets safe. 
Keep Calm and Cook Safe. Take your time while cooking and make sure your smoke alarms are working correctly. 
When your clearing off your driveway and walkways please be mindful of nearby fire hydrants, help us with access to fire hydrants. 

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all of your West Valley Firefighters. We have dedicated men and women on everyday of the year. We are here if you need us and proud to serve the citizens and visitor of West Valley City. #westvalleyfirefighters
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