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About Logistics

The mission of the Logistics division is to provide Unified Fire Authority personnel with unmatched safety by providing, for the greatest value; the best apparatus, tools, protective equipment, facilities, materials and supplies available; so, they can perform to their maximum levels while protecting the lives and property of the citizens we serve. Logistics provides the following services:

Facilities Section 

Provides utilities, maintenance and repair services for 25 UFA fire stations, Fire Training, Logistics Warehouse, Emergency Operations Center (55% of utilities cost provided by logistics) and real property. The facilities section is responsible for:

  • Inspection and preventative maintenance efforts, including improving overall energy efficiency within facilities and equipment
  • Supervision of renovation/remodel projects of existing UFA facilities
  • Planning, design, and supervision of new construction projects
Fleet Section

Provides a full range of maintenance, services and repairs for 329 UFA light fleet vehicles, fire apparatus, heavy haul tractor/trailers, ATV/UTVs, trailers and powered equipment (forklifts, self-propelled articulating boom, self-propelled aerial work platform).  The fleet section is responsible for:

  • Delivering preventative and corrective maintenance services
  • Mobile field repair
  • Emergency apparatus and light fleet specifications
  • Standardized vehicle setup
  • Computerized fleet data management
  • Annual testing and certification performed on aerial devices, fire pumps and vehicle safety/emissions
Supply Section

Provides centralized procurement, warehousing and distribution of essential equipment and supplies to all UFA members, fire stations and facilities.  The supply section is responsible for:

  • Personal protective equipment, self-contained breathing apparatus, hose, tool and equipment specification and purchasing
  • Annual testing and certification of SCBA masks, SCBA packs, and breathing air compressors
  • Annual testing and certification of fire hose and ground ladders
  • Repairing damaged or inoperable equipment and management of surplus property
  • Identifying and initiating programs to streamline ordering and delivery processes and improve inventory/asset tracking accuracy and accountability

Division Leader

Logistics Division Chief

Zach Robinson

Organizational Structure

FY20/21 Accomplishments

  • UFSA was awarded two FEMA Pre-Disaster Mitigation grants for $1,945,147 (75% of total project cost) for Structural and Non-Structural seismic upgrades of 20 UFA Fire Stations and $114,558 (75% of total project cost) for installation of emergency backup generators at UFA Fire Stations 103, 107 and 113
  • Kicked off new UFSA fire station construction project that will replace four existing fire stations (102, 112, 125 and 251) and add station 253 in Eagle Mountain (UFSA)
  • Located, purchased, and remodeled a residential home in Millcreek to utilize as a temporary fire station to allow the crew to remain in their first-due response area while fire station 112 is demolished and rebuilt (UFSA)
  • Completed LED lighting retrofit projects at stations 106, 107, 118, 126 and 252
  • Completed our Overhead Door Safety Project. Safety sensors were installed on 28 overhead doors, 100% of UFA overhead doors are now outfitted with this safety device
  • Completed Station Alerting System upgrades at Eagle Mountain Station’s 251 and 252
  • Sourced and maintained sufficient medical supplies and personal protective gear for COVID response despite severe supply chain stress to provide for the citizens we responded on and our front-line firefighters and EMS employees
  • Replaced 30 sets of firefighter turnouts nearing the end of service life per NFPA 1851
  • Completed department wide firehose and ground ladder testing
  • Developed an Emergency Vehicle Technician (EVT) training and certification program for all UFA fleet mechanics
  • Completed the following building and grounds maintenance projects at UFA facilities:
    • Funded by UFA
      • Installation of filtered water and ice machines in the crew quarters of every UFA Fire Station, Fire Training and the Logistics Warehouse (UFA)
      • Landscape updates at Station 116 and the logistics warehouse (UFA)
    • Funded by UFSA or Salt Lake
      • Parking lot replacement at Stations 115 and 116 (UFSA, SLCo)
      • Hot water and fire sprinkler re-pipe at Station 121 (UFSA)
      • Kitchen, dorm, and bathroom remodel at Station 252 (UFSA)
      • Kitchen remodel and window replacement at Station 115 (UFSA)
      • Water heater replacement Station 106 (UFSA)
      • Sound deadening project and apparatus bay window tint at Station 117 (UFSA)
  • Sold nine surplus fleet vehicles/trailers for a total of $183,760
  • Established our fleet shop as an authorized Rosenbauer warranty repair facility. Enabling UFA to perform our own warranty repair work and be reimbursed for associated labor, parts and shop supply costs
  • Completed Aerial ladder testing and certification on all front line and reserve ladder units

FY21/22 Action Items

  • Design and implement a Clean Turnout Program to meet NFPA 1851 and reduce firefighter exposure to harmful contaminates
  • Implement our Emergency Vehicle Technician (EVT) certification program.  Providing opportunity for all fleet mechanics to obtain Level I, II and III Fire Apparatus and Ambulance EVT certifications
  • Continue work on our Fire Station seismic upgrade project consisting of structural retrofits at five fire stations and non-structural retrofits at twenty fire stations
  • Spec and install emergency generators at Stations 103, 107 and 113
  • Relocate staff from current Station 102 to Station 111 and staff from current Station 112 to the Millcreek temporary fire station while the existing stations are being rebuilt
  • Begin construction of the five new fire stations currently in the design process
  • Upgrade all firefighter hoods from the current knit hood utilized to a particulate blocking hood to protect firefighters from harmful contaminates found on the fireground
  • Reduce fire apparatus out of service time and reduce after-hours callbacks for emergency service by completing apparatus preventative maintenance services within 0-30 engine hours of the scheduled service interval (300 engine hours)
  • Expand our PM due notification and maintenance and repair cost tracking in our UpKeep Maintenance Management system for all facility related equipment
  • Implement small engine and equipment preventative maintenance program
  • Continue evaluating and improving station/facility exterior appearance and landscapes