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Message from Fire Chief Scott Gurney

The Orem Fire Department provides Fire Protection, Advanced Life Support, Fire Prevention, and Fire Safety and First-aid Public Education to the citizens of Orem.  The members of our department are dual-certified firefighter/paramedics. We also provide special response services to include; High-Angle Rescue, Confined Space Rescue, Structural Collapse , Trench Rescue and Hazardous Material mitigation.

Our firefighters are committed to “Building a Better Orem” with dedication to exceptional customer service.

Fire Department – Building a Better Orem

The Orem Fire Department is a team of dedicated and well-trained men and women who strive to protect and improve our community everyday.

This video shows a few of the people and ways that the Orem Fire Department helps build a better Orem.

About Us


IMAG0985The Orem Fire Department was created in 1947. At that time, the department was staffed with eight volunteer firemen and one fire engine. The department continued as a volunteer organization until 1971, at which time the first full-time firefighter was hired. The department expanded over the next several years to keep pace with the population growth.

The first full-time fire station was built in the south end of Orem in the early 1970’s and is still in operation today. The City of Orem added a second station in the north end of the City in the late 1970’s and it too is still in operation today. A third fire station was built on the west side of the City in 1995 and remains operational today.

The City of Orem also provides Fire & EMS services to the town of Vineyard and Lindon City. Lindon City is currently building a new Public Safety Building that will also serve as a fully staffed and functioning fire station for the residents of Lindon City and north Orem.

Fire Station #1 - 300 E. 1000 S.


Staffing:
1 Fire Officer
1 Engineer
3 Firefighter/Paramedics
Apparatus:
1 Primary Response 105’ Aerial Ladder Truck
1 Primary Response Paramedic Ambulance
1 Special Response Apparatus
1 Mobile Breathing Apparatus Refill Station
1 Reserve Fire Engine
1 Reserve Paramedic Ambulance

Fire Station #2 - 911 N. Main St

Staffing:

1 Fire Officer
1 Engineer
3 Firefighter/Paramedics

Apparatus:

1 Primary Response Fire Engine
1 Primary Response Paramedic Ambulance
1 Reserve Fire Engine
1 Reserve Paramedic Ambulance

Fire Station #3 - 225 N. 1200 W.

Staffing:
1 Battalion Chief
1 Fire Officer
1 Engineer
3 Firefighter/Paramedics
Apparatus:
1 Primary Response Fire Engine
1 Primary Response Paramedic Ambulance
1 Heavy Extrication Apparatus
1 Wildland Apparatus
1 Command Vehicle
1 Reserve Paramedic Ambulance

Fire Station #5 – 60 N. Main St. Lindon

Staffing:
1 Fire Officer
1 Engineer
3 Firefighter/Paramedics
Apparatus:
1 Primary Response Fire Engine
1 Primary Response Paramedic Ambulance
1 Wildland Apparatus
2 All-Terrain Vehicles

Command Structure


Fire Dept. Org Chart

The Fire Chief is the highest ranking officer of the Orem Fire Department. He oversees the day-to-day operations of the department, as well as direct interaction with City and elected officials. He is responsible for the planning and execution of the department’s customer service and emergency response objectives.

The Operations Battalion Chiefs are responsible for all Operations personnel assigned to their Platoon, which consists of four fire stations and 20 firefighters. The Operations Battalion Chief is the highest ranking officer in the Operations Division. They are responsible for managing large-scale incidents and/or incidents requiring multiple apparatus. This includes fire and EMS incidents.

The Administrative Battalion Chief is responsible for administrative functions of the department, as well as fire and EMS training for the Operations Division. He oversees the City’s Emergency Manager and associated emergency planning. The Administrative Battalion Chief responds on large-scale incidents as a member of the Command Staff. He manages the departments Special Response Team and responds throughout the City and County on all incidents requiring specialized rescue. He also serves as the departments Public Information Officer.

Company Officers supervise the personnel assigned to each fire station. They are responsible for the daily activities of each station, to include training, apparatus inspections and station maintenance. They are responsible for management of fire & EMS incidents requiring a single station response.

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- September 20, 2017

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