The mission of the Logan Fire Department is to provide timely and effective emergency response, fire prevention practices, and fire and life safety public education.
NFPA 1710 FACT SHEET
NFPA 1710 is a standard that sets minimum criteria for the effectiveness and efficiency of emergency operations to protect the safety of the public and Fire Department employees.
NFPA 1710 Background: In 2001, after 10 years of research and debate, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) issued the standard NFPA 1710. The standard sets minimum criteria for the staffing of fire fighter crews, and how they will respond and operate at emergency scenes.
* The National Fire Protection Association is:
- An international organization that establishes organizational guidelines that are nationally recognized and followed by fire departments.
- Comprised of more than 80 national trade and professional organizations, which provide input towards development of fire industry guidelines.
NFPA 1710 Requirements:
Fire Fighters will respond with a minimum of 4 personnel on each apparatus. Fire Fighters will arrive at the emergency scene within 5 minutes of the dispatch center receiving the call 90% of the time.
The correct number of fully staffed and strategically located fire stations must exist to accomplish the standard.
NFPA 1710 Is an Insurance Policy for the Community and its Businesses.
NFPA 1710 offers insurance for the local economy by guaranteeing the community and its businesses that Fire and Emergency Medical Services will respond promptly and appropriately in an emergency.
Even a moderate-sized fire can hurt the community's tax base. When businesses close, employees don’t get paid. They can’t put money back into the community, and may go from being taxpayers to public support recipients. The business can’t pay taxes because it is not selling its goods and services.
A fire that devastates a building will cause the company to consider whether it should reopen. The company may relocate to another city or state, meaning a permanent loss to the workforce and tax base.
NFPA 1710 Enhances Public Safety.
By responding quickly to a fire, we keep a small incident small. When responses take more than a few minutes, losses escalate substantially, resulting in a greater loss of life and property.
Communities with good records of emergency response times enhance the quality of life for current residents, and may help attract new residents and businesses.
NFPA 1710 Will Save Lives
Firefighting is dangerous work. NFPA 1710 applies the documented and proven science of fire behavior and emergency medicine to the basic resources required for effective fire department deployment and allows a community to determine if the resources allocated for all emergencies are sufficient to control the incident and protect lives and property.
NFPA 1710 Protects the Community Against Liability
Courts often rely upon NFPA Standards to determine the “industry standard” for fire protection and safety measures. NFPA doctrines are most frequently found in common law negligence claims.
NFPA 1710 could be highly relevant to the question of whether a jurisdiction has negligently failed to provide adequate fire or emergency medical protection to an individual harmed in a fire or medical emergency. Jurisdictions assume some additional legal risk by failing to abide by NFPA 1710, even where it has failed to adopt the standard.
NFPA 1710 could be highly relevant to the question of whether a jurisdiction has negligently failed to provide adequate fire or emergency medical protection to an individual harmed in a fire or medical emergency. Jurisdictions assume some additional legal risk by failing to abide by NFPA 1710, even where it has failed to adopt the standard. The staffing parameters recommended by NFPA 1710 are an extension of numerous task and timeline (or workload) national studies that have been conducted over the last 20 years. These studies include a ground-breaking staffing study conducted by the City of Dallas, Texas, in 1984. The Dallas study was the first major scientific study to receive widespread exposure and acceptance as to the staffing required for structural fire fighting and the correlation between staffing levels and a successful outcome (ie., effective fire suppression within an acceptable time frame).
Other nationally recognized studies followed including the 1998 Phoenix, Arizona nationwide staffing study.
- 1 - Incident Commander
- 1 - Pump Operator
- 2 - Fire fighters on attack lines
- 2 - Fire fighters on backup lines
- 1 - Fire fighter for attack line support
- 1 - Fire fighter for backup line support
- 2 - Fire fighters for search and rescue
- 2 - Fire fighters for ventilation
- 2 - Fire fighters to serve as IRIC
- 14 Total if aerial device not in operation
- 1 - Aerial device operator
- 15 Total if aerial device is operational
If the supervisory chief's staff aide is dedicated to the Incident Commander, staffing will total 16.
ARFF stands for Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting. The Logan Fire Department provides fire protection for the Logan/Cache Airport. This has required Logan Fire Department to send a group of firefighter to specialized Aircraft Firefighting training. This training is only available at FAA sanctioned airport training facilities such as Salt Lake City, Helena Montana, Casper Wyoming, Carlin Nevada, and Portland Oregon.
The Logan/Cache Airport Authority recently took possession of a brand new ARFF Vehicle. This $750,000 vehicle was obtained from a grant from the FAA along with some matching funds from the Airport Authority.
This training and equipment is necessary to allow Logan/Cache Airport to accommodate large aircraft (i.e. 737). Logan Fire Department personnel must stand-by at the airport when these large aircraft are used for charter flights for the Utah State University football team or their opponents.
Local Fire Department LinksCache County EMS
Cache County Fire
Lewiston Fire Dept
Mendon Fire Dept
North Logan Fire Department
Paradise Fire Dept
Smithfield Fire Department
Other Fire LinksUtah Chapter of the International Association of Arson Investigators
Utah Fire and Rescue Academy
Emergency Preparedness LinksReady.gov - Get information about preparedness for all emergency situations including checklists, firstaid kits, sanitary problems and more.
Fema.gov - Downloadable PDF files on emergency preparedness, sheltering, terrorism and recovering from disasters.
American Red Cross - Tips, news, and emergency preparedness.
Cache County Red Cross - Cache County Chapter of the national organization
Cruz Roja Americana - En Espanol
National Weather Service - Weather warnings and forecasts
Current Cache Valley Weather - Campbell Scientific has set up weather stations around Cache Valley and this site you can view realtime local weather. You can also see charting of the past weather.
Logan City Emergency Planning
Organ DonationUtah Donor Registry
What is the difference between a fire engine and a fire truck?
A fire engine also called a pumper is mainly used to pump water on a fire. It carries ground ladders and other tools that firefighters use in battling fire. Engine 70 and Engine 71 are fire engines.
A truck, also known as a ladder truck, is also capable of pumping water on a fire but has a large mounted ladder on top of it. Truck 70 has a 105 foot straight ladder or "stick". Truck 70 is used for pumping water, ventilating roofs, victim rescues, and much more. It also carries a full compliment of tools and ground ladders.
You may find it interesting that our front line engines have been outfitted with automatic chains that move down and spin under the rear tires for traction at the flip of a switch. This is ideal for Logan winters where we receive a large portion of the "Greatest Snow on Earth".
Also you will notice that our engines have "Paramedic" written on the side. This is because each of our engines responds to medical calls and carries the appropriate medical equipment to provide ALS (Advanced Life Support) care. This is just one more detail that makes Logan's emergency response system one of the best. To find out more about engines responding to medical calls visit the FAQ page.
Check out our truck and pumpers below and as always, we invite you to stop by the station and see them in person. You should schedule a tour
|Truck 70||Engine 70||Engine 71||Engine 72||Brush 70||Brush 71|
Wildland Firefighting and the Urban Interface
Logan has a great deal of wildland area that borders with the homes and yards. This area is called the Wildland/Urban interface and is protected by Logan firefighters. We currently have three specially built trucks called brush trucks (type 5 engines) available for these calls. Logan often helps other agencies fight wildfires and also receives help from them as well. This cooperation allows cities to spend less on equipment while still maintaining the needed resources. Logan is currently training new personnel in the positions of Crew boss and Engine Boss. These positions allow our firefighters to lead fire crews on larger fires inside and outside of Logan.
We, as firefighters, have a responsibility to fight fire aggressively and to protect lives and property. One of the best ways to do this is prevent fires from ever starting. Another way is to help citizens understand the dangers of fire and how they can help themselves if one does start. Please take the time to see what you can do to help and use the checklist to ready your home for the wild fires that are sure to come. Visit FireWise resources for more information.
Does the Fire Department rescue animals?
The short answer is definitely yes.
Occasionally the fire department is asked to rescue a "cat from a tree." Our policy on any animal call is to send a battalion chief out to the incident and make a quick evaluation. Generally these incidents can resolve themselves with a little food left out on the ground. This can be done with no risk to the firefighter, our equipment, and while keeping us available for other urgent calls. However, there are times when the assistance of our equipment and personnel is warranted to assist in rescuing animals. Anytime an animal is truly at risk, or if there is a potential for other people to put themselves at risk, the fire department will respond and provide any assistance we can. Animal calls generally fall into three categories. First, is domestic pets. This can be the cat in a tree, dogs head stuck in a fence or fallen through ice, or animals caught in waterways. There is no telling what trouble pets can get into. Second is livestock. We have responded on things such as a horse upside down in a canal, cattle caught in cattle guards, and semi truck livestock trailers flipped over on the highway. Last is wildlife. These range from raccoons caught in a chimney, to deer tangled up in barbed wire. In many cases there are other agencies that are more specialized than the fire department to handle these calls. The fire department battalion chief will assist in finding the right resource to provide the care the community has come to expect.