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Higgins Fire District Calendar

Higgins Fire District

Higgins Fire District Calendar

Clear Creek School Walk-a-Thon Fun Raiser

Our Firefighters joined the students at Clear Creek Elementary in participating in their Fund Raising Walk-a-Thon.  FF Quaintance, FF Newman, FF Harkins. and Cptn Grassal ran over 210 laps with the kids a total for a total of 42 miles in turnouts in just two hours! All while encouraging fitness, having fun and inspiring the kids to do the best they could. 
Our volunteer and full-time Firefighers, Chief, office staff, and Ladies Aux, helped sponsor our team of four to raise $850 dollars in donations for the children at the school! 
Multiple school staff and even students commented on how they have never seen the kids have so much fun and run so hard!   
Captain Grassal said, "It was such a positive and rewarding experience. I encourage everyone to get involved and participate next year."
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Fire Season remains even in the coller weather of autumn

Although there may be a chill in the air, wildfire danger is still present!

Historically the most destructive wildfires have occurred during the fall months.

Continue to be vigilant and careful until at least after the first real soaking rainfall.

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Annual Property Clearance Notice / Reminder

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Clearance Requirements

  • 100’ clearance around ALL structures. Two Zones:
    • Zone 1 – 30’ from the structure, remove ALL combustible fuels
    • Zone 2 – extends to 100’ out from structures. Reduce ALL combustible fuels.
  • 10’ clearance around ALL property lines
  • 10’ clearance around stovepipe/chimney outlets
  • 10’ clearance around LPG tanks
  • Reduction of excessive accumulation of fuel declared to be a fire hazard
  • Remove all dead limbs overhanging any structures
  • Remove lower limbs of all non-ornamental trees to at least 6’ from ground
  • Clear roof of all combustible vegetation and debris

For more information:

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CERT Fire Extinguisher Training

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Recently Captain Jarrett Grassl and Firefighter Madison Hampton taught the Community Emergency Response TEAM (CERT) trainees how to use a fire extinguisher.

LOP is sponsoring this training for its residents and staff. The GM, public safety officers, and various other staff as well as concerned residents are attending these sessions.

CERT members are trained to provide basic: search and rescue, medical triage, first aid, and fire suppression. In the aftermath of a large disaster these trained volunteers might well be the first persons to arrive to help their neighbors, perhaps minutes to even hours before professional first responders can make their way to the many people and sites that could be affected.

The CERT motto is, "Doing the greatest good for the greatest number of people."

Kuddos to the leadership of LOP for proactively readying their community for better survival in a disaster scenario. And thanks to our dedicated firefighters in assisting this training. Also, thanks to the County Public Health, OES and High School District staff who have conducted this training.

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