June 2021 Newsletter

  • Rigby Stampede Days  June 18th and 19th
  • Monster truck show June 25th and 26th
  • Rigby Lake fireworks June 26th
  • Menan Independence Day celebration July 3rd
  2. 100 Deadliest Days of Summer – How many of you have heard this? This is a real thing, and we typically see trauma cases and wildland fires increase during this period. Therefore, it is vitally important that we keep the line of communication open as to members leaving the area. We need to have an idea of our personnel coverage in each zone. Leadership is tasked with reporting when they have inadequate coverage. If you are not reporting to your leadership, we have no idea when to ask for additional station help. I have asked station leadership to discuss this with you in station meetings. How can we encourage better communication? If you have ideas, let’s talk!
  3. We had a great Run Review with Dr. Lemon/EIRMC last night. For those that missed it, we will be receiving a Zoom recording soon. This meeting was very informative and had some great teaching moments. Dr. Lemon and Dr. Harper (our medical director) both expressed how well we perform and understand the time and devotion we put into this segment of our lives.
  4. We have had some crazy calls the last few months and you all have done great! I don’t foresee this stopping as we see an increase in traffic, people recreating in our area Nd the growth we are experiencing.
  5. BLM (Bureau of Land Management) will be moving into the Menan station for the wildland season again soon. It will be a comfort to have them close by. They are also contemplating trying to locate another team out of Idaho Falls closer to the desert.
  6. Jefferson County Commissioners made an Emergency Drought Declaration on Monday in their meeting. Clark and Butte counties have done the same in response to current conditions and predictions of dry hot weather and less rainfall than normal. Please make sure your wildland gear is ready to go!
  • Station 1
    • EMS – 77 (-14)
    • Fire – 9 (-11)
  • Station 2
    • EMS – 19 (-1)
    • Fire – 7 (-4)
  • Station 3
    • EMS – 8 (-4)
    • Fire – 2 (-6)
  • Station 4
    • EMS – 14 (+5)
    • Fire – 4 (-4)