Wood chipping in 2016

The Park City Fire District is now accepting requests for the Wood Chipping/Fuel Mitigation service in 2016.  Click here for more information about the program.

Click here to request a chipping appointment.

Feel free to email us with any questions: chipping@pcfd.org.  Thank you in advance for your efforts to make Park City and the Snyderville Basin a safer and more beautiful place to live and work.

2015 Annual Report is Now Available

The 2015 Annual Report is now available.

Park City Fire District Installs 32.76KW Solar System

Rocky Mountain Power Blue Sky Dollars At WorkThis summer Park City Fire District completed the installation of a 32.76-kilowatt rooftop solar project, split between our Administration building and our Logistics building. Annually, our new solar system will produce enough electricity to power 4 average Utah homes and will also reduce our carbon emissions by 30.3 metric tons.

Funding support from Blue Sky customers helped cover 60% of the project costs. PCFD provided the remainder of necessary funds. To view the real-time generation data and to learn more about solar power, click on the Blue Sky logo.

Evacuation Guides for Residents and Businesses

Open this post to read the full article and download attachments.

These are plans of actions to be taken in the case of an emergency that requires you to evacuate or shelter in place. There are separate plans for residents and for businesses.

Firework safety

Open this post to read important information about using fireworks safely.  Please note that the Park City Council has passed an ordinance this year that will prohibit the use of fireworks within the Park City limits between June 25, 2015 – October 31, 2015.

Fireworks-Safety Tips

Wood chipping

Now accepting chipping requests!

The PCFD Wood Chipping/Fuel Mitigation program is now accepting requests, and we will begin chipping on June 1, 2015. Click here for more information and to submit your request. Feel free to email us with any questions: chipping@pcfd.org

Thank you in advance for your efforts to make Park City and the Snyderville Basin a safer and more beautiful place to live and work.

Radon Testing and Awareness

Health Risks of Radon

Radon comes from the natural (radioactive) breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water and gets into the air you breathe. Radon enters buildings through openings in the foundation floor or walls (sump openings, crawlspaces, floor/wall joints, cracks, etc.). Radon can become trapped in buildings, and thus, lead to elevated and harmful radon levels. Exposure to long-term, elevated radon levels can increase your risk of lung cancer. According to the U.S. Surgeon General, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S. and results in approximately 20,000 lung cancer deaths each year.

Radon Testing Kits

Protect your family by testing for radon in your home and help Summit County Health Department track high areas of radon in our community. Summit County Health Department is offering radon test kits for you to sample the air where you live. The cost for each kit is $10.00 and this includes lab analysis.

Radon test kits are available at the Park City Health Department office at 650 Round Valley Drive in Park City, at Quinn’s Junction.

More Information


2014 Annual Report

Executive Summary

Click here to view the full report: 2014 Annual Report

We began the year making energy efficiency upgrades to all of our facilities. In addition, a national Blue Sky Grant was awarded to the fire district in December beginning a new push to take advantage of solar power and continue our pursuit of making our facilities more efficient.
Park City has a dynamic population varying from 30,000 to over 90,000 residents and visitors. PCFD recognizes life safety needs are somewhat variable depending on the population present. PCFD began a dynamic staffing model in 2014 maintaining greater numbers of on-duty firefighters when our population base is higher.

This year we maintained and improved our efforts of being good neighbors within our district boundaries. We hosted public safety fairs, attended neighborhood meetings, and participated in many non-profit fundraising efforts. In one such event, PCFD firefighters participated for the first time in the “Chili Cook Off” benefitting the children’s burn camp.

September marked the first official physical ability testing of our firefighters using a validated task performance test. This annual physical abilities test measures PCFD member readiness in the areas of lifting, climbing, crawling, dragging, and carrying. The test was developed using an outside source to develop and validate the process. This process is part of our firefighter wellness program utilizing Park City Medical Center staff as well as trained PCFD Certified Fitness Coordinators.

PCFD put into service a new track driven Ranger vehicle for emergency medical and wildland fire response. The Ranger carries a compliment of medical equipment and is also equipped with a water tank and foam system for firefighting. This new vehicle will do everything our snowmobiles used to do and more, responding on snow, ice, mud, and other difficult terrain. In addition, the Ranger has room to carry a patient from the location of their injury.

PCFD began an effort to better prepare our future leadership with officer development coursework. This proved to be a good start and going forward this leadership training will be more inclusive involving our current leadership as well.

The PCFD (Park City Fire District) continues to strengthen and improve our efforts to mitigate wildland fire danger and risk to our district. 2014 saw an increase of over 200% in the resident use of PCFD’s deadfall and limb chipping program. The PCFD wildland firefighting team was deployed several times throughout the year out of state. This program offers valuable wildland firefighting experience to our members while generating revenue for the district. Our fire prevention bureau continues to work with business, industry, and residents to keep our district as safe as possible from forest fire.

We are now in our third year of assisting and directing an emergency medical technician (EMT) certification program at Park City High School. PCFD helped train and certify 40 high school seniors as EMT’s this year.

While the Ebola virus didn’t represent an immediate threat to our community, PCFD did use it as a training opportunity. In December PCFD ran a table top drill with summit county health officials further reinforcing universal precautions and other infection prevention mandates.

The Park City Fire District remains committed to the constant improvement in providing for the safety needs of our residents and visitors. We welcome comments and suggestions through the use of our website “contact” button, or feel free to call us.

We hope you enjoy living, visiting, and playing here as much as we love working here.

Please be safe!

Paul Hewitt
Fire Chief
Park City Fire District