Two 380 Hp Timberwolf fire engines were delivered to the Cedar Mountain Fire Protection District (CMFPD) Station 1 located in Duck Creek Village, Utah, after a 1,520-mile journey from the Rosenbauer factory in Minnesota on January 12, 2019.

The District received a federal grant of $744,000, and contributed another $37,000 to pay for the fire engines. These vehicles are the ultimate urban/offroad fire fighting vehicle and provide firefighters at the CMFPD a powerful tool to suppress both wildland and structure fires (see for more on the capabilities of the Timberwolf). These vehicles can also be used for rescue operations, and make the CMFPD one of the best equipped urban interface firefighting organizations in Utah.

The new year not only heralded a new era of fire fighting vehicles at CMFPD, but three highly experienced and trained firefighters joined the CMFPD firefighting force. Enhancing management of the district firefighter staff is Deputy Chief Adam Scott. Deputy Chief Scott has 22 years of firefighting experience, with 12 years as captain at the Sunset City Utah Volunteer Fire Department. In addition to firefighting training, he is certified to deal with hazardous material and terrorist incidents, and is currently working on an associate’s degree in Emergency Medical Services at Dixie State University.

Chief Tuttle also swore in Firefighter/Paramedic Garrett Winder and Firefighter/Advanced Emergency Medical Technician McKay Leavitt in January 2019. The addition of these firefighters, teamed with district volunteer firefighters, allows the Cedar Mountain District to provide 24/7 year-round fire suppression and emergency medical assistance to district residents and visitors to the mountain.

The next CMFPD Board meeting will start at 10 a.m., on February 9, 2019, at 3620 North Mammoth Creek Road, Duck Creek Village, Utah. Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer firefighter or wanting to learn more about District activities is encouraged to attend.

Emergency services from the CMFPD can be obtained by contacting the Kane County Sheriff Dispatcher by dialing 911. For non-emergency issues, call Station 1 at (435) 682-3225 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. At other times, the non-emergency phone will be answered by on-duty firefighters if they are not responding to an emergency.