New Schedule!

Training- April 19th, 2016
Station 21 at 1900 hrs
Wildland Refresher Training

Your Castle Valley Fire Department has some new equipment and we are
engaged in training to operate it efficiently when it it is needed.
The equipment is a 2600 gallon portable water tank.


Lesley Craig, Russ Cooper, Mitch Stockton, Bob Russell

As you know water supply is one of our main issues. This tank folds up and is carried by engine 37 to a staging area near a fire site. Our 3000gal tanker "Big Red"
can fill the portable tank and then return for another load while the portable tank
serves as a resupply for engine 37 or other engines.


Engine 37

The engine needing water can draft (suck) water from the portable tank. Most of our engines have this capability but it takes some practice to do this efficiently.


Lesley Craig, Russ Cooper, Martin Hernandez


Jazmine Duncan and Russ Cooper


The training here was under the direction of
Chief Ron Drake and Training Officer Greg Halliday.
Participating were George Holling, Mitch Stock,
Bob Russell and Martin Hernandez

The portable tank and equipment was financed by a grant
from the Utah State Fire Marshall.
We have to stretch our limited funds whenever we can.

SUPPORT THE CASTLE VALLEY VOLUNTEER
FIRE DEPARTMENT WITH A T-SHIRT!

T-Shirts are now available through the Fire Department.
For each $25 donation we will present you a Castle Valley
Fire Department T-shirt, modeled here by firefighter Jazmine Duncan
.


Click here for more information.

 

 

 

 

 

CHIPPER DAYS ARE BACK!
Saturday, May 7

The Castle Valley Fire Department. and the Utah Division of Forestry,
Fire and State Lands will again offer free chipping of clean limbs and
hard cuttings. Cuttings need to be neatly piled adjacent to an accessible driveway or road, preferably piled perpendicular to the drive or road.
Chips will be left at the site for mulch, or you may arrange in advance for hauling. For further information and to sign up, contact Bob Lippman
at the Castle Valley Fire Department at 259-1182.

THE BEAST
The new Engine 39

There is a new truck down at the Fire Department. And it is very large.
Originally it was used in Iraq, but is now government surplus. It was acquired by the State of Utah from the Red River Army Depot. It was reassigned to Castle Valley due to a request to the State to replace Engine 34.
It is being refitted as a brush truck and tender. Which means it will carry water, but will also have hoses and a water canon.

Mitch Stock,Greg Halliday,Randy Ward,Chris Michaud,Leta Vaughan,
Ron Mengel, Jazmin Duncan, Bob Russell, Floyd Staughten (retired Chief),
Bob Lippman, George Holling

The Chief checks out The Beast.

Chris Michaud inspects the engine on our new (future) engine

THE TOWN NEEDS YOUR HELP
TO CONTROL TUMBLEWEEDS


WHAT YOU CAN DO:

Mow before the plant goes to seed. Compost or transport
while it is still green, otherwise you will spread more seeds.
Each plant is capable of dispersing 250,000 seeds.
Burn when plant is dry. (Check our pages on the burn window and fire safety.)

Plant competitive species of plants.

Tumbleweeds don’t like lawn or well-irrigated gardens.

Don't let the weeds pile up against fences or in ditches.