February 2021 Newsletter

  • Idaho Falls Fire is hosting a free two-day training with author and Fire Chief Frank Viscuso, Step Up and Lead. It takes place March 16th and 17th at the Civic Auditorium. This will be a GREAT training, but please make sure you can attend before registering as seats are very limited.
    Registration is required       https://www.idahofallsidaho.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1630
  • Idaho State University EMS Conference April 30th & May 1st
  • East Idaho Fire Chiefs Academy will be May 21st-23rd
  2. MASKS –  Even though EIPH has lifted the mask mandate for our county, we want our personnel to be protected. Please be conscientious about mask-wearing when you enter a facility that still requires masks. If you are dispatched to a breathing problem or unknown medical, please wear a mask. If you are dispatched to a wreck or you are outside and don’t have close face-to-face contact with your patient, you can use your best discretion. If any of your patients or their family ask you to mask up, I ask that you have one in your pocket to put on and not have to go back to the truck and get one.
  3. Wildland fire training will be coming up on the horizon soon. Although it doesn’t seem like it now, fire season will be here before we know it and the low snowfall could make for a busy year! Watch for notifications on these classes.
  4. We have several new people coming on board that will be helping us with daytime scheduling. Most of them are out of BYU-I. They will be sitting at the stations during the day doing their online classes. They will ride along as third run EMT’s until they get their feet wet. We hope they can contribute and ease some of the pressure on daytime people. Please welcome them in and help them develop their skills!
  • Station 1
    • EMS – 53 (-29)
    • Fire – 5 (+2)
  • Station 2
    • EMS – 23 (+3)
    • Fire – 1 (-1)
  • Station 3
    • EMS – 9 (+-0)
    • Fire – 0 (-1)
  • Station 4
    • EMS – 14 (-3)
    • Fire – 2 (+1)