Saturday, September 26, 2009

Situation Report: Report of Three Motorcycles Down on Hwy 82

At 4:00 pm, High Rolls Fire responded to a report of a vehicle accident involving a car and three motorcycles in the vicinity of the Lower Escape Ramp on Highway 82. Mutual Aid was requested from Dungan EMS and units from Burro Flats EMS. After the situation was sized-up, no serious injuries were found and all units cleared and returned to quarters.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Vehicle Rescue Training

On Tuesday, the 22nd of September, High Rolls Fire and EMS conducted a rescue exercise simulating a wreck with two patients, one patient pinned under the burning car. The fire was extinguished and the car was lifted with rescue struts to extricate the pinned patient.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Situation Report: Mudslides and Rockfalls on Hwy 82

At 6:00 p.m. on 16 September, High Rolls Fire was called to Highway 82 to shut-down the highway and assist State clean-up crews following a series of mudslides and rockfalls in the area of the High Rolls Tunnel and Lower Escape ramp. A severe thunderstorm and heavy rainfall caused these problems and left a trail of debris along nearly six miles of roadway, making safe passage impossible. Highway 82 was closed for 4 hours while clean-up proceeded.

At 10:00 p.m. this same night, High Rolls Fire and EMS responded to a vehicle accident caused by falling rock about 1 mile West of the Lower Escape ramp. No injuries were reported, and the vehicle was towed for repair.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Situation Report: Boulder in Highway 82

At around 0200 a.m. High Rolls Fire was called Mile Marker 6 near the Tunnel on Highway 82 for a fallen boulder obstructing the roadway. They performed traffic control duties while the large rock was removed.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Situation Report: Vehicle Accident West of Trestle

At 6:40 pm, High Rolls Fire and EMS units were called to a Vehicle Accident just west of the Mexican Canyon Trestle on Highway 82. One vehicle was reported on fire.
Units from High Rolls Station #1, Cloudcroft EMS , and High Rolls Pineywoods Station #3 responded to the scene. One patient was transported to Gerald Champion Hospital.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Situation Report: Busy Day on the Mountain...

Two incidents to report...

Around 5:00pm, High Rolls Fire responded to a report of an unknown type fire in the vicinity of Fresnal Canyon Road, near the intersection of Old Railroad Drive. Upon arrival, fire units determined the fire to be a controlled burn. All responding units were cancelled and returned to quarters.

At around 7:00pm, High Rolls Fire and EMS responded to a vehicle accident involving two cars located at the pull-off for the Tunnel Vista. One female patient was transported by AMR ambulance.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Hazardous Materials Awareness/Operations Class

From the Fire Chief:

Sue D. has made arrangements with the Fire Academy to put on a Hazmat Awareness/Operations class locally. Discussion on dates, everyone agreed on Oct. 31st-Nov. 1st, and Nov. 7th-8th. Classes will be held at High Rolls VFD. Prospective students need to file an application with the State Fire Academy by Sept. 30th.
if you want to attend this (actually required for FF1 certification) and don't know how to apply let me know and I'll help you

Contact Chief Klaene for further info.

*Note from High Rolls 603* This class is HIGHLY recommended for all personnel. An example where this would come in handy would be for an incident involving a spill, such as diking spilled saddle tanks on a semi-truck. This is a common occurence, that is considered an Operations Level response. In order to perform this type of work, we are technically required to hold these certifications. Instances have arisen where this could become an issue and we could be held liable.

At the very least, we should all maintain Awareness level certifications.

Upcoming Training: September 22nd

We have scheduled training for all members on 22nd of September. It is planned to consist of an auto extrication/fire scenario.