Friday, April 30, 2010

Situation Report: Car off cliff near Railroad Trestle on Hwy 82

At 7:40 AM, High Rolls Fire and EMS was dispatched for a motor vehicle accident rollover near the Railroad Trestle. Upon arrival, units found a vehicle which had left the roadway and fell a considerable distance down a cliff into Mexican Canyon near the Cloudcroft Sewage Treatment Plant. The driver sustained minor injuries and was transported via AMR ambulance to Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center. Traffic was tied up on Highway 82 for about an hour. Units from High Rolls, James Canyon, and Cloudcroft Fire Departments responded to this incident.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Situation Report: Power Lines Down and Arcing

This afternoon, High Rolls Fire was dispatched for a report of power lines down and arcing on Old Railroad Drive. Fire units stood by and secured the area for safety and to prevent accidental fires from the electrical arcing. The power was eventually secured. No injuries were reported. This incident was caused by the strong winds experienced on the mountain today.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Training Operations: Drafting

Today the crew trained on setting up and operating a portable draft tank. These tanks are used in conjunction with our Water Tenders to supply water to a pumper truck in areas where there are no fire hydrants. Our Largest Water Tender, #621 carries 3500 gallons, and is set up for one person operations. Everything can be operated within the cab, and video cameras provide visibility for the driver. These photos show the crew setting up for the drafting operation utilizing Tender #621, and it's smaller cousin, Tender #622.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

More Pictures from the 50th Anniversary Activities...

High Rolls FD conducted a few demos to show the public the kinds of activities we are called upon to perform. These demos included a pump and roll wildland fire demo, fire extinguishers, drafting and resupply, and simulated vehicle extrication operations.

Here are a few images...
The High Rolls Fire Demo Team; Left to Right: Paul McCarty, Chris Ryan, Chad Poindexter, Clint Oppell, Steve Mclheney, Mike Jones.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

High Rolls Fire and EMS - 50th Birthday Bash!

High Rolls Fire and EMS celebrated their 50th year of service today. The doors were thrown open and the local residents were invited to partake of a free breakfast and Barbecue dinner. In 1960, High Rolls Fire started with 7 firefighters and a surplus truck with a small pump in the back. In fifty years, we now have 22 firefighters, 4 stations, and 11 fire trucks. The department has come a long way since it's inception 50 years ago.

Here are some pictures from the festivities...

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Pictures from Karr Canyon Accident.

Here are a few images from the Karr Canyon response earlier this day. As you can see, our responding firefighters had their hands full.

Situation Report: Car Overturned with Persons Trapped

Today at 11:15 AM, High Rolls Fire and EMS responded to a report of a vehicle accident with persons trapped on Karr Canyon Rd. Upon arrival, the responding fire units found a passenger car on it's side embedded into a tree. One occupant was able to exit the vehicle, but the other two were trapped and had to be removed by firefighters. Three persons were transported to Gerald Champion Hospital, one with serious injuries. Responding units included High Rolls Fire Stations 1 and 2, Cloudcroft EMS, and AMR Paramedics. Karr Canyon Road was blocked for about 1 1/2 hours as a result.