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GALLERY: 2014 Great Utah ShakeOut

Briana Scroggins
Apr 18 2014 - 1:49am

Clearfield Job Corps students volunteered to have moulage done for large disaster training purposes at the old Grandview Elementary School in Ogden on April 18, 2014.

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Recruiting firefighters is tough in Tremonton

Tim Gurrister, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 2 2014 - 5:42pm

TREMONTON -- The fire chief here wonders if he's not in the same boat as his Brigham City counterpart as his department grows out of its volunteer status.He also wonders how to attract more firefighters for low pay.

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Snake-charmer firefighter rescues python from blaze

The Associated Press
Mar 31 2014 - 2:10pm

MUSKEGON, Mich.  -- A firefighter put his reptile-handling experience to good use when he rescued a 6-foot-long python from a burning home in western Michigan.

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Growing Brigham City increases firefighter staffing and employment status

Tim Gurrister, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 26 2014 - 6:11pm

BRIGHAM CITY -- The city fire department's 66 firefighters are going from paid on-call status to part-time employees, to meet growing call volumes and avoid the costs of the Affordable Care Act."It's due," said City Attorney Kirk Morgan. "Everyone acknowledges it's due. We've had a huge increase in service calls from ten years ago."

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Retiree remembers installing sound system in Howard Hughes' Buick

Jennilyn E. Williams, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Mar 6 2014 - 6:36pm

CLINTON -- Fire Marshal Robert Sandman is retiring after 38 years of service.  Sandman, 72, who was fire marshal the past 20 years, remembers when he first started working in the Clinton city fire department. "I started back in 1976. When I joined, we were just volunteer, we didn't get paid. We did that for a very long time. 

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VIDEO: Firefighters race to the top against lung disease

Loretta Park, Standard-Examiner staff
Feb 22 2014 - 4:25pm

SALT LAKE CITY -- In less than 2 minutes, Hill Air Force Base firefighter Sergio Alarcon raced up from the first floor of the Zions Bank Building to the 18th floor.Alarcon, dressed in full fire turnout gear with an air pack, was among 250 participants in the American Lung Association Fight for Air Climb. The Clinton man finished, while listening...

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Eleven displaced in apartment fire in North Salt Lake

JaNae Francis, Standard-Examiner staff
Feb 9 2014 - 11:16pm

NORTH SALT LAKE -- Fire crews were able to extinguish a blaze in the Pine Terrace apartment complex at 4247 South Highway 89 Sunday.

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Ogden man helps mom escape house fire

JaNae Francis, Standard-Examiner staff
Feb 3 2014 - 8:47am

OGDEN -- Ogden Firefighters say an elderly woman escaped a house fire Sunday night with help from her son.

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GALLERY: 2014 Great Utah ShakeOut

Briana Scroggins
Apr 18 2014 - 1:49am

Clearfield Job Corps students volunteered to have moulage done for large disaster training purposes at the old Grandview Elementary School in Ogden on April 18, 2014.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 18 2014 - 1:49am


Recruiting firefighters is tough in Tremonton

Tim Gurrister, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 2 2014 - 5:42pm

TREMONTON -- The fire chief here wonders if he's not in the same boat as his Brigham City counterpart as his department grows out of its volunteer status.He also wonders how to attract more firefighters for low pay.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 2 2014 - 5:42pm


Snake-charmer firefighter rescues python from blaze

The Associated Press
Mar 31 2014 - 2:10pm

MUSKEGON, Mich.  -- A firefighter put his reptile-handling experience to good use when he rescued a 6-foot-long python from a burning home in western Michigan.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Mar 31 2014 - 2:15pm


Growing Brigham City increases firefighter staffing and employment status

Tim Gurrister, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 26 2014 - 6:11pm

BRIGHAM CITY -- The city fire department's 66 firefighters are going from paid on-call status to part-time employees, to meet growing call volumes and avoid the costs of the Affordable Care Act."It's due," said City Attorney Kirk Morgan. "Everyone acknowledges it's due. We've had a huge increase in service calls from ten years ago."

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VIDEO: Firefighters race to the top against lung disease

Loretta Park, Standard-Examiner staff
Feb 22 2014 - 4:25pm

SALT LAKE CITY -- In less than 2 minutes, Hill Air Force Base firefighter Sergio Alarcon raced up from the first floor of the Zions Bank Building to the 18th floor.Alarcon, dressed in full fire turnout gear with an air pack, was among 250 participants in the American Lung Association Fight for Air Climb. The Clinton man finished, while listening...

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VIDEO: Old house helps Roy firefighters sharpen their skills

Andreas Rivera, Standard-Examiner staff
Nov 13 2013 - 7:21pm

ROY --- It's a scenario that's rare, but does happen from time to time -- firefighters respond to a house fire with reports of someone trapped inside. It's a serious situation emergency crews need to be prepared for.

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VIDEO: Ogden firefighter has alternative career as tattoo artist, body piercer

Andreas Rivera, Standard-Examiner staff
Nov 10 2013 - 10:31pm

OGDEN -- Steven Conley isn't your everyday public servant. He's an EMT and engineer with the Ogden City Fire Department, but when he isn't driving a firetruck or operating with the hazmat crew, he's a captain running a tight ship at Deja Vu 2 Tattoo and Piercings.

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Truck a total loss in fire, but Ogden building is safe

JaNae Francis
Jul 16 2013 - 1:33am

OGDEN -- Firefighters were able to keep a truck fire in the loading dock of a warehouse from spreading to the building Monday night. The 6:50 p.m. blaze was at the Transco Moving Warehouse, 2105 Wall Ave. Ogden Fire Capt. Robert Roberts said the 1993 GMC moving truck that caught fire had experienced mechanical problems before the fire started and...

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Avon Two Fire corralled, beat back by crews (Video)

Members of the Weber Basin Job Corps Fire Crew work down the fire line of the Avon Two Fire in Ogden Valley on Thursday. The fire started Wednesday afternoon and grew to 95 acres by the following morning.

(BENJAMIN ZACK/Standard-Examiner)

Bubba Brown
Jul 12 2013 - 6:03am

EDEN -- After battling the blaze around the clock, fire crews have nearly contained the Avon Two Fire.Jason Curry, spokesman for the Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands, said around 8 p.m. Thursday that crews had 90 percent containment of the fire, and they expected to fully corral the blaze early today. The fire, which had burned...

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Weber firefighters train in smoke, flames, other scenarios

A firefighter is surrounded by smoke in a training tower in Ogden on Friday, June 7, 2013. (REYNALDO LEAL/Standard-Examiner)

Mitch Shaw
Jun 8 2013 - 12:27am

OGDEN -- It takes a special breed to run into a burning building while other people are running out, but it also takes a lot of practice.Firefighters from all over Weber County will spend the next several months participating in summer fire drills held at Ogden's fire training facility and tower on west 12th Street.

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Woman credits workers for getting her out of burning Syracuse home

REYNALDO LEAL/Standard-Examiner 
Emergency personnel stand outside a house fire in Syracuse on Wednesday. The garage received extensive damage and the cause of the blaze is still undetermined.

Clayton Leuba
May 23 2013 - 6:19am

SYRACUSE -- Firefighters extinguished a house fire Wednesday afternoon and were still in the process of determining the cause Wednesday night.

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Firefighters from five agencies attempt to save single-story house

A fire fighter wipes his face with a towel after working in heavy smoke to dowse the flames of a house on fire with dense trees surrounding it in Roy Friday, August 31, 2012.  (ROBERT JOHNSON/Standard-Examiner)

Nancy Van Valkenburg
Aug 31 2012 - 9:33pm

ROY -- Fire crews from five departments sliced through rush hour traffic Friday evening to battle a house fire in a tiny unincorporated area surrounded by Roy.

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GALLERY: 2014 Great Utah ShakeOut

Briana Scroggins
Apr 18 2014 - 1:49am

Clearfield Job Corps students volunteered to have moulage done for large disaster training purposes at the old Grandview Elementary School in Ogden on April 18, 2014.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 18 2014 - 1:49am


GALLERY: 2014 Great Utah ShakeOut

Briana Scroggins
Apr 18 2014 - 1:49am

Clearfield Job Corps students volunteered to have moulage done for large disaster training purposes at the old Grandview Elementary School in Ogden on April 18, 2014.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 18 2014 - 1:49am


VIDEO: Firefighters race to the top against lung disease

Loretta Park, Standard-Examiner staff
Feb 22 2014 - 4:25pm

SALT LAKE CITY -- In less than 2 minutes, Hill Air Force Base firefighter Sergio Alarcon raced up from the first floor of the Zions Bank Building to the 18th floor.Alarcon, dressed in full fire turnout gear with an air pack, was among 250 participants in the American Lung Association Fight for Air Climb. The Clinton man finished, while listening...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Feb 24 2014 - 6:41am


VIDEO: Old house helps Roy firefighters sharpen their skills

Andreas Rivera, Standard-Examiner staff
Nov 13 2013 - 7:21pm

ROY --- It's a scenario that's rare, but does happen from time to time -- firefighters respond to a house fire with reports of someone trapped inside. It's a serious situation emergency crews need to be prepared for.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Nov 14 2013 - 6:48am


VIDEO: Ogden firefighter has alternative career as tattoo artist, body piercer

Andreas Rivera, Standard-Examiner staff
Nov 10 2013 - 10:31pm

OGDEN -- Steven Conley isn't your everyday public servant. He's an EMT and engineer with the Ogden City Fire Department, but when he isn't driving a firetruck or operating with the hazmat crew, he's a captain running a tight ship at Deja Vu 2 Tattoo and Piercings.

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GALLERY: Utah and Idaho wildfires in August

The Patch Springs Fire burns in the Stansbury Mountains of Utah, Friday, Aug. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/ Deseret News, Ravell Call)

The Associated Press
Aug 19 2013 - 12:52pm

Wildfires across Idaho and Utah keep fire crews busy.

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Truck a total loss in fire, but Ogden building is safe

JaNae Francis
Jul 16 2013 - 1:33am

OGDEN -- Firefighters were able to keep a truck fire in the loading dock of a warehouse from spreading to the building Monday night. The 6:50 p.m. blaze was at the Transco Moving Warehouse, 2105 Wall Ave. Ogden Fire Capt. Robert Roberts said the 1993 GMC moving truck that caught fire had experienced mechanical problems before the fire started and...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Jul 16 2013 - 11:27am


Avon Two Fire corralled, beat back by crews (Video)

Members of the Weber Basin Job Corps Fire Crew work down the fire line of the Avon Two Fire in Ogden Valley on Thursday. The fire started Wednesday afternoon and grew to 95 acres by the following morning.

(BENJAMIN ZACK/Standard-Examiner)

Bubba Brown
Jul 12 2013 - 6:03am

EDEN -- After battling the blaze around the clock, fire crews have nearly contained the Avon Two Fire.Jason Curry, spokesman for the Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands, said around 8 p.m. Thursday that crews had 90 percent containment of the fire, and they expected to fully corral the blaze early today. The fire, which had burned...

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GALLERY: Personnel fight several fires threatening the Colorado Springs area

Tom Smith works to remove tree limbs to protect a friend's home from advancing flames Wednesday, June 12, 2013 near Burgess Road and Armonia Ranch Ct. in Black Forest northeast of Colorado Springs, Colo. A pair of U.S. Defense Department cargo planes was mobilized Wednesday to help battle wildfires in Colorado and elsewhere in the West as crews surveyed the damage from a large blaze burning near Colorado Springs that already has destroyed dozens of homes. (AP Photo/The Colorado Springs Gazette, Mark Reis)

The Associated Press
Jun 12 2013 - 5:05pm

Personnel fight at least three significant wildfires burning in Colorado amid gusty winds and record-breaking hot, dry weather.

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