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September 11, 2016

Several Natrona County Fire Departments, spouses, children, and members of the public collectively climbed over 8875 stories in honor of the victims of 911. That would mean as a group of 71 participants they climbed both 110 story World Trade Center Buildings 40 times.

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Engineer Jim Barton Retirement

On Thursday June 24, 2016 we gathered at Fire Station 3 to celebrate Engineer Barton's 27 years of service with the Casper Fire-EMS Department.

We wish you the best in your future endeavors Jim!

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For more photos please visit our Facebook Page: Casper Fire-EMS Department

Captain Brian Spaulding Retirement

On Friday April 22, 2016 we gathered at Fire Station 3 to celebrate Captain Spaulding’s 26 years of service with the Casper Fire-EMS Department.

We wish you the best in your future endeavors Captain Spaulding!

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For more photos please visit our Facebook Page: Casper Fire-EMS Department

Newest Members

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February 29, 2016

The City of Casper Fire-EMS Department welcomed two new members, Troy Hieb and Mathew Thomas. Troy and Mathew will be working at Fire Station 3 with Captain Hill, Engineer Mason and Firefighter Ludwig.

As Firefighter Trainees, they will be on A Platoon with Captain Hill, as members of a five person Engine Company.  Their training and FTO will last for sixteen weeks, with one of them starting work on B Platoon, July 6, 2016.

Background:

Troy Hieb

Troy was born in Newcastle, WY, where he graduated from high school. Troy attended Eastern Wyoming College, Casper College and Chadron State College. Troy has Associates Degrees in Fire Science, Engineering Science and Business Administration, as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration.

Troy has been a member of the Newcastle Volunteer Fire Department for several years starting as a cadet in their department.  Troy worked for the United States Forest Service for 6 years as a Wildland Firefighter.

Troy is interested in everything outdoors, swimming, camping, hiking, biking, riding dirt bikes, horses, scuba diving, fishing, boating, hunting, running, meeting people, seeing new places and helping people.

Mathew Thomas

Mathew was born in Casper and graduated from Kelly Walsh High School. Mathew attended Casper College and has an Associate’s Degree in Fire Science.

Mathew is a former member of the Evansville Volunteer Fire Department. Mathew worked for the United States Forest Service for 5 years as a Wildland firefighter, including two years as a sawyer on the Gila Hotshot Crew.

Mathew is married; he and his wife Brandy have three children, one son and two daughters and are foster parents to another son.

Swearing in:

On March 1, 2016 they were sworn in by City Manager V.H. McDonald.

** Photos attached (Photos were submitted by Firefighter Patrick Stafford) **

For more photos please visit our Facebook Page: CFD FaceBook.


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Retirement Celebration

On FridayJanuary 22, 2016 we gathered at Fire Station 3 to celebrate the 24 year career of William “Dave” Harley. We wish him and his family the best!

Dave has accepted a position with the State Fire Marshall’s Office working out of the Worland office.

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 To view more pictures: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.992592150826366.1073741890.108405349245055&type=3


Fireman's Ball

January 16, 2016

3rd Annual Kilts and Collars Fireman's Ball was held Saturday, January 16, 2016. This was a fundraiser for the Casper Professional Firefighters Pipes and Drums as well as an award ceremony for the Casper Fire-EMS to announce Firefighter of the year Michael Baragar, and for Local 904 to announce the winner of the Brotherhood Award Shawn Elm. Congratulations to both of you!!!!

This annual event is an evening of fun for adult couples and is open to the public. This is a semi-formal event with fine dining and live entertainment as well as several raffles and silent auctions. We hope everyone plans on attending next year!

Casper Professional Firefighters Pipes and Drums: website -  www.904pipes.com Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Casper-Professional-Firefighters-Pipes-and-Drums-320818717949248/?fref=ts

Brotherhood Award – Shawn and Debbie Elm
Firefighter of The Year – Chief King handing award to Michael Baragar

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Cooking Fires

January 8, 2016

 
Over the weekend CFD crews responded to a call for a structure fire. The fire was determined to be a cooking fire where the burning pan was moved to the exterior deck and then extinguished by a by-stander. Thankfully there was minimal damage and injury.

 

Please remember; never leave the stove unattended while cooking, keep all flammable items away from the stove, in the event of a fire please get out and then call 911.


Cooking fires by the numbers

Based on 2009-2013 annual averages:

  • Unattended cooking was the leading factor in home cooking fires.

  • Two-thirds (66%) of home cooking fires started with the ignition of food or other cooking materials.

  • Clothing was the item first ignited in less than 1% of these fires, but these incidents accounted for 18% of the cooking fire deaths.

  • Ranges or cooktops accounted for the majority (61%) of home cooking fire incidents. Ovens accounted for 13%.

  • More than half (54%) of reported non-fatal home cooking fire injuries occurred when the victims tried to fight the fire themselves.

  • Frying poses the greatest risk of fire.

  • Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires.

    Source: NFPA's "Home Fires Involving Cooking Equipment" report by Marty Ahrens, November 2015.

 

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