Fire Department

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day

Saturday April 12, 2014 9am-3pm. For more information visit http://www.utahcountyonline.org/dept/Health/hhw/

2014 Burn Season

Residential burn season for Lehi starts on March 30 and ends on May 30. Permits are $10.00 and can be purchased at Station 81, (176 N Center Street Mon-Thur. 8am-5pm)

Follow the link below to obtain your permit application or contact the fire department for assistance at 801-768-7130

http://www.airquality.utah.gov/Compliance/OpenBurning/index.htm

(Please bring your permit application to the station to make payment and to obtain permit)

For more information on burn permits click here.

Hydrant Flushing

Hydrant FlushingThe Lehi Fire Department will be doing periodic hydrant testing during the next several months. The fire department is required by ISO (Insurance Services Office) to perform yearly service to make sure the hydrants and valves work properly during a fire emergency. Because the hydrants are connected to the pressurized irrigation system, sludge, rocks and debris builds up in the pipes over time, this sludge and debris needs to be flushed out. To perform these tasks the fire and water departments flow water out of the hydrants for several minutes until the water becomes clear.

We have received comments in the past about wasting water. Lehi’s water storage is full this time of the year and Lehi City continues to find additional storage but when the storage ponds are full the water empties into the lake through the storm drain system. We take this opportune time to use the water to flush hydrants which goes into the lake through the same system.

 

A Message From the Fire Chief

Dale Ekins, Fire Chief

Thank you for spending some time to visit our website. The Lehi City Fire Department has a proud history of serving our community. That spirit of service continues as we move forward into the future. The men and women of the Lehi City Fire Department are here to serve you. From our frontline Firefighters to our C.E.R.T. volunteers that comprise our workforce, we are committed to providing the highest levels of service possible.

The mission of the Lehi City Fire Department is to provide a wide range of services to the community designed to protect and preserve life, property, and the environment, through planning, prevention,

education and response. We are committed to excellence in the delivery of these services: “Proudly We Serve.”

These words summarize what we do, but it is the men and women of the Lehi City Fire Department that embrace these words on a daily basis that continue to make a difference in our community. The Lehi City Fire Department is an “All hazards” department, meaning we will respond to the needs of the community, regardless of the nature of the incident and begin the process of solving the problem to lead to a positive outcome.

The Lehi City Fire Department is comprised of specialists in the areas of structural firefighting, Hazardous Materials response, Urban Search and Rescue, Ice/Swift Water Rescue, Wild land Firefighting and strategic planning and command and control. Finally, every member of the Lehi City Fire Department is a trained Emergency Medical Technician or Nationally Accredited Paramedic. Emergency Medical Service accounts for the majority of our workload, and the Lehi City Fire Department is a national leader in pre-hospital emergency care.

As a second generation Firefighter in the City of Lehi, I am proud to represent such a fine organization. I am impressed on a daily basis with the compassion and resourcefulness of the men and women of our Department and their commitment to the residents, businesses and visitors of our City. As the Lehi City Fire Department moves into our next chapter of service we will continually seek ways to re-think how we provide our service in an effort to be more efficient, more adaptable and more responsive to the needs of our community.

It is our commitment to you that we stand ready to assist you in your time of need day or night, with compassion, professionalism, respect and dignity.

Chief Dale Ekins