Fire Protection

firefighters fighting a fire

The Hurricane Valley Fire District serves a 563 square mile area that includes the cities of Hurricane, La Verkin, Toquerville, Leeds, Virgin, Kolob, and unincorporated Washington County.

The district provides structural and wildland fire suppression, vehicle extrication, water rescue, and HAZMAT response.

District personnel have a variety of fire certifications including the minimum requirements of firefighter I & firefighter II, hazardous materials - awareness & operations. Additionally some members hold certifications in hazardous materials - technician, apparatus driver operator - pumper, apparatus driver operator - aerial, fire officer I, fire officer II, fire instructor, fire inspector, fire investigator, fire life & safety educator, chapter 5 ropes, swift water rescue, and wildland firefighter.

The District Fire Fleet consists of 2 ladder trucks, 3 type 1 fire engines, 1 type 3 brush truck, 1 type 4 brush truck, 6 type 6 brush trucks, five command vehicles, 3 water tenders, 1 off-road humvee, 1 off-road 6 wheeler, 1 swift water rescue trailer, 1 HAZMAT trailer, 1 joint ops mobile command vehicle.

During the summer months the district also assists other departments across the Western States with wildland and forest fire fighting. The District deploys up to two different crews. In the past, crews have assisted departments in California, Idaho, Arizona, and other departments within Utah.

Our crews also engage in many fire prevention services including life safety inspections, fire safety training for students, and other educational training programs. Further prevention occurs on the administrative level including new building and business inspections, pre-planning strategies on a local and county level, and pre-incident planning for company specific hazards and potential major incidents.