Fremont County Fire Protection District provides emergency services to 6,000 of Fremont County’s 10,000 square miles. The District was formed in 1993 and brought together twelve rural and small town fire departments into one organization. Fire Departments from the communities of Lysite, Lander Rural (providing response from 2 stations on the South and North West entrances of Lander), Missouri Valley, Kinnear, Crowheart, Pavillion, Midvale (with a second station in the Lost Wells Butte subdivision), Atlantic City, Hudson, North Portal, Fort Washakie, and Shoshoni all came together to form the District. At the time the District was organized Battalion 1 was established to respond from the Riverton area to provide services to the District’s patrons on lands immediately surrounding the Riverton Fire Protection District.
The "Heart" of the District lies with its Volunteers, who make up the District’s emergency service providers. The District maintains a roster of approximately 197 Fire Fighters. These dedicated Volunteers provide the District patrons with an invaluable service. The commitment and dedication of these remarkable public servants, makes life in rural Fremont County possible for many District’s patrons.
A Fire Fighter with the District Volunteers to join! That is when the real work begins. A new member with the District is required to obtain their Wyoming Fire Fighter I certification (which includes training in Hazardous Materials, Incident Command, Basic First Aid, and CPR), training in Wildland Firefighting, a Wyoming Class B drivers license. New Volunteers have to meet Battalion training, business meeting, and fire call attendance requirements within their first 18 months of joining.
Fremont County Fire Protection District Volunteers are committed to providing the best emergency response services available to the patrons and visitors of the District. There pride, dedication, and commitment is obvious through the time and energy that they invest into their training and attendance to calls for assistance.
The District is operated by an Administrative Board consisting of three Commissioners, who are elected by the patrons living within the District’s boundaries. They serve four-year terms. The Commissioners hire the District Fire Chief who oversees the daily operations of the District. The District employees a part-time Deputy Chief , a full time Deputy Chief/Trainer, a full time Firewise Coordinator to oversee the Wildland Urban Interface (Firewise) Grant, an Office Manager, Volunteer Coordinator, Shop Supervisor, 2 Mechanics and a part time Shop Assistant.
This website is dedicated to the Volunteers of the District who provide essential services to the residents and visitors of Fremont County; a tradition that is founded in pride, dedication, and commitment to providing emergency services to their friends, neighbors and communities.
During 2013 Fremont County Fire Protection District Volunteers. . .
responded to 360 incidents, a total of 688 pages. There were 26 structure fires, 40 wildland fires, 106 motor vehicle accidents and fires, 17 rescue/medical assists and 66 other incidents. These numbers do not include false alarms and cancelled calls.
There are currently 190 Volunteer members serving the Fremont County Fire District.
There were two major fire incidents in Fremont County during 2013. The Fairfield Fire above Lander began on July 24, 2013 and was controlled by August 2, 2013. That incident required over 50 pieces of equipment, 83 personnel and ten agencies. The Burroughs Fire above Dubois started on August 30 and was controlled by September 14, 2013. That incident required 33 fire fighters and 27 pieces of apparatus.
District Chief Craig Haslam, Fire District Board of Commissioners Paul Downey, John Campbell, and Ken Metzler and the employees of the District would like to thank all of the Volunteers and their families for the sacrifices they make in order for these Volunteers to meet, train and respond to incidents to protect lives and property in our communities and the surrounding area. The pride, dedication and professionalism of these fine Volunteers provide an invaluable service to the patrons and visitors of our District.
The Fremont County Fire District is dedicated to providing the highest quality of fire, emergency and other community related services to the residents and visitors of the District.
District Stats January 1 through
December 31, 2013:
|Vehicle Fires and Accidents:
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|Total Combined Incidents
Wishing you and yours a warm and wonderful year in 2014. Stay warm stay safe!