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“They were just like us. They were fathers, sons, brothers, and friends. They went to work [20] years ago today just like every day before. They started their tour, just like we do, with no idea what fate had in store for them. 343 regular men, who did extraordinary things. 343 humble souls, who sought no fame, and taught us how to die.”
-Edward A. Kelly IAFF General President

WE NEVER FORGET. #IAFF81
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IAFF Local 2970 West Valley City Fire Fighters

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God watch over these men and their families while they are away. 🙏👨🏽‍🚒👩‍🚒

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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.

https://www.iaffrecoverycenter.com

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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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. 
#westvalleyforefighters
#utahfirefighterchillcookoff
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.  
#iafflocal2970
Please enjoy your holiday. Be safe and we are here if you need us. 
#westvalleyfirefighters
#iaff
Happy Fathers Day
#Westvalleyfirefighters
#IAFF2970
With the temperatures rising, please keep your dogs out of the hot cars. West Valley Professional Firefighters.
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#iafflocal2970
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
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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. 
#westvalleyfirefighters
#iaff2970
Keep Calm and Cook Safe. Take your time while cooking and make sure your smoke alarms are working correctly. 
#westvalleyfirefighters
#iaff2970
When your clearing off your driveway and walkways please be mindful of nearby fire hydrants, help us with access to fire hydrants. 

#westvalleyfirefighters
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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
West Valley Firefighters deployed on a wildfire in California with many others from Utah. Get some rest and be safe. Helping not only in West Valley but others in need far away. 
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We are hiring Paramedics.
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