Six recruits will be graduating this Friday, June 30th to start their career as Park City Firefighters. To become a firefighter in Park City, applicants must first meet several qualifications and then go through a thorough testing process that includes a written exam, physical ability tests, and an interview with the Fire Chief. Very few […]

Sarah Moffitt, The Park Record Posted:   04/17/2012 04:28:10 PM MDT Only an hour after Summit County’s mock earthquake occurred on Tuesday, emergency officials had an Emergency Operation Center running and the Park City Fire Department was assessing the hypothetical damage on Main Street. Park City City Manager Tom Bakaly, and acting EOC operations manager, […]

On October 3, 2011, the latest group of seven Park City Fire District firefighter trainees began Recruit Academy 2011. The ten-week intensive training course will features Firefighter I and Firefighter II certification, Live Fire certification, Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations certification, and PCFD Medical Protocol training. A typical day for these young men begins at […]

Construction of the Park City Fire District Fire Training Simulator has been completed. This simulator will allow the Fire District and neighboring fire departments to train on all elements of firefighting, including victim search and rescue, ventilation, high angle rescue, confined space rescue, fire suppression and firefighter survival.

The monthly training topic for May emphasized a very real threat to life and safety in Park City, vehicle fires in large underground parking structures. The Chateaux at Silver Lake allowed us to use the bottom level of their garage, three stories below ground! All lighting was shut off and artificial smoke was created to […]

The Park City Fire District hosted a 40-hour Structure Collapse Rescue training program conducted by Tech Rescue Training of Salt Lake City. Under the watchful eye of a Tech Rescue instructor, members of the PCFD Urban Search & Rescue Team, Chris Pruyn, Darren Nelson, Scott Rapshus, and Justin Jolley, use the basic principles of leverage […]

Over 30 training fires started During the week of April 21-25, the Park City Fire District was able to participate in live fire training exercises.  Over 30 fires were started in the former Kids Kampus (or Miss Billie’s) Preschool at 4120 N. Highway 224. These were small one room fires intended to train firefighters in […]