Home Fire Hazards A fire can be one of the most tragic events in your life. Understanding home fire hazards and having a fire escape plan can reduce the loss of life and property. Fires are likely to start in many places in the home including the kitchen, living room, bedroom, and storage areas such as the attic, basement, workroom, or storeroom. Causes of fire include overheated or overloaded electrical wire, cigarette ashes, smoldering ashes in the couch, sparks from the fireplace, unattended outdoor fire and barbeques, and appliances in poor repair and unattended cooking in the kitchen.
Tabernacle Fire On the morning of Friday, December 17, 2010, Provo Firefighters, B Platoon were completing the last few hours of their tour when a radio transmission was received from Dispatch that there was a fire at the Provo Tabernacle. The fire started in the attic and burned for a period of time, exceeding the capacity of the Provo Fire & Rescue Firefighters to effect an immediate extinguishment. The Provo Tabernacle was an irreplaceable community treasure, but is currently being rebuilt as the Provo City Temple.
Prevention through Education Our primary responsibility is the mitigation of emergency calls. However, prevention is a close second. We are actively engaged in public education through the community. We welcome tours to the stations. Boy Scouts are assisted in earning merit badges and we teach community CPR classes. Our best means of mitigation is through education.
Training Building Our Office of Professional Development was created to take the skills of our personnel to a higher level. Our firefighter/paramedics are highly trained in many aspects of the fire service to include: emergency medical response, fire response, hazardous materials response, airport firefighting (ARFF), trench rescue, confined space rescue, structural collapse, extrication, and many others.
Serving our Community Since 1890Provo Fire & Rescue has provided fire protection and emergency response since 1890, and today is a modern, professional, all-hazards response organization.
Provo Fire & Rescue provides a variety of emergency and non-emergency services, including fire, paramedic transport, hazardous materials, rescue, fire prevention services, and public education.
The men and women of Provo Fire & Rescue are highly-trained professionals and are proud to serve the citizens of this great City. Our mission is to provide professional quality service with dedication and pride.
Chief Gary K. Jolley
"To Provide Professional Quality Service with Dedication and Pride."
AIRPORT RESCUE & FIRE FIGHTINGProvo City has a major freeway pass through it, two rail lines, a major river, a large lake, and a municipal airport. Provo is also considered a great place for hiking and rock climbing. The mountains on the east side of the valley are a playground for outdoor enthusiasts. All of these present special challenges to the department. All of our members are ARFF certified. This helps us mitigate any emergencies with the airport. While the commitment to the airport has not been an easy one, Provo Fire & Rescue understands the potential growth the airport could bring to the community and is committed to doing our part to ensure success.