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Fire Chief

Chiefs Welcome:

Welcome to the Farmington City Fire Department website!

This website was created with the intent to promote information sharing while preserving over a century of Farmington’s Fire Department heritage.

As a Fire Chief, I am honored to serve this great community while working alongside many of the greatest public servants known to Farmington. I make this statement with the appreciation and respect to our past members who faithfully served our community for the past 110 years.

It is with warm hearts and strong hands that all of us at Farmington Fire thank you (our precious community members) for allowing us to serve you 24 hours a day / 365 days per year. The Farmington City Fire Department takes great pride in the fact we are owned by our own community. All facilities, apparatuses and equipment are specifically designed to service your needs as priority #1.

Our budget is managed carefully and respectfully to maximize “Delivery of Services” without over-burdening our tax payers. Creative staffing practices, continuous pursuance of grants and addressing Farmington’s specific needs help ensure the greatest return of your investment without compromising services received.

Please feel free to visit your fire station for a tour or visit with myself by calling (801) 939-9261 or email gsmith@farmington.utah.gov for an appointment.

We hope you enjoy this website and look forward to any feedback you may have!

Respectfully,

Fire Chief

Guido Smith

 

“Proud Protectors of Your Life and Property Since 1907”

 

Future Planning:

In recent years, Money Magazine rated Farmington City #14 in the nation’s “Best Places to Live / America’s Small Towns”.  Farmington rightfully received this recognition in-part due to following prudent business philosophies that include great planning practices.

Farmington places priority on planning strategically and working from these plans. In no service is this more important than public safety, primarily due to Farmington’s unique emergency service dynamics which encompass the following hazard potentials:

  • Utah’s Largest Amusement Park
  • Utah’s Largest County Jail Facility
  • Utah’s 2nd Busiest / Largest Freeway Interchange
  • Station Park Development to Include Multi-Level Businesses, Cinema Complex, Large Box Stores and Hotel.
  • Multiple Health Clinics to include large University of Utah Health Center
  • Multiple County Government Facilities and Library
  • Multiple Schools to include Special Needs School and High School
  • County Fair & Rodeo Grounds
  • Heavy Rail System
  • Commuter Rail System
  • Wildland / Urban Interface Development
  • Dense Residential Development
  • Central Special Education Facilities
  • Multiple Care for the Aged Facilities
  • Farmington Canyon / Upper Valley
  • Various Bodies of Water
  • Large Underground High Volume Petroleum Transmission Network
  • Aircraft / Flight Corridor

Additional developments within Farmington’s emergency response area include: Large business park development, wildlife education center, additional long-term care facilities, hotels and highway expansions projects.

The Farmington City Fire Department continues to follow and update its strategic plan which is designed to guide decisions and actions through each fiscal year. Much time and energy is invested by members of our organization to ensure our vision continues to meet the expectations of our customers.

Our current strategic plan identifies the following goals (listed in no specific order):

  • Expand “Community Outreach” efforts, taking every opportunity to help the community and members of our department understand each other’s needs and expectations while striving for reduction in loss of life, property and the environment.

 

  • Continue to build and maintain a “Passionate Workforce” that represents the communities we serve, by encouraging women and minorities to consider fire service careers while promoting “Cultural Awareness” and “Competency” as outlined within our departments Mission, Core Values and Expectations.

 

  • Continue to refine our “Delivery of Services” through capacity enhancement, improved job satisfaction and financial sustainability.

 

  • Maintain “High Departmental Standards” such as mandated qualifications, certifications, accreditations, favorable ISO ratings and continued compliance with state and federal regulations while promoting the National 16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives.

 

  • Continue to build and maintain “Collaborative Strategic Partnerships” in order to shape resources, avoid duplication of services while minimizing costs. For this goal, inter-agency automatic aid in response and training has been and will continue to be a primary target.

 

  • Continue to build and maintain “Focused Successorship Development” throughout the department, so that individuals are ready and able to step up when vacancies occur. Advocate a culture for all members to complete advanced training and schooling for future advancement even though they may currently serve in a lesser capacity.

As one can imagine, each listed goal equates to a larger list of objectives that must be achieved for 100% goal completion. With this stated, most of our goals only require several key objectives to be met for 95% completion which include:

  1. Staffing – Meet National Staffing Requirements via Creative Staffing Solutions (In-Progress)

 

  1. Critical Frontline Apparatus Implementation – COMPLETED 2015!

 

  1. Sub-Station Located on West Side of Town (Non-Staffed) COMPLETED 2016!

 

  1. Improve Public Protection Classification (ISO) Rating – Achieved ISO Rating of 3/3x Effective January, 2019!

 

  1. Provide City Based & Operated Paramedic Services (Currently Contracted)

 

  1. Establish Community Outreach Education and Support Programs (In-Progress)

 

  1. Small Multi-Use Training Facility – Fire, Police, Public Works and Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT).

 

(Additional links to documents to be added shortly)

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Fire Safety Tips - Help Us Help You

Fireworks Safety in Farmington

Recreational Burn Policy

Open Burning Policy for 2009

  • DO NOT put hot ashes in garbage cans.
  • Use EXTREME caution with candles in your home.  There have been recent house fires in the area that have been caused by candles.
  • Winter is here!  Have your furnace checked.  Are your detectors working properly?
  • Please check to make sure that you house number is visible from the street.  State Law requires all homes have a visible identification number.  If you can't see it, neither can we!
  • Parents!  Please talk with your children about traffic safety.

The Fire Department is located at 82 North 100 East, Farmington, Utah 84025