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Unified Fire Authority Blog

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July 21, 2015

Just a reminder to refer to the fireworks restrictions map if you have questions about boundries. Also read over our fireworks safety guide. Enjoy the […]

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July 21, 2015

Captain Riley Pilgrim addresses Wildland Urban Interface with Comcast Newmaker. Click below to watch the video. http://comcastnewsmakers.com/2015/07/02/unified-fire-authority/ Wildland Urban Interface is a huge concern to […]

July 16, 2015

The family pet dog was suffereing from smoke inhalation. Our crews gave the dog some oxegyn therapy and are happy to report that the dog and and family […]

July 15, 2019

We made this community risk reduction video as a reminder of the consequences of playing with fire. It is our responsibility as a community to not only learn from these unfortunate events, but to help prevent them through education. Unfortunately this fire was caused by the illegal/improper use of fireworks during a Red Flag warning. It is on us as neighbors to identify unwise behaviors and help educate.
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Over the past decade or so, our “Fire Season” has been trending deeper into the fall/winter months. It is important to understand and practice fire safety not only during summer months, but throughout the year as well. Please help in spreading the word by reposting. —————————————
Red Flag criteria occurs whenever a geographical area has been in a dry spell for a week or two, or for a shorter period , if before spring green-up or after fall color, and the National Fire Danger Rating System (NFDRS) is high to extreme and the following forecast weather parameters are forecasted to be met:

1) A sustained wind average 15 mph or greater

2) Relative humidity less than or equal to 25 percent

3) A temperature of greater than 75 degrees F

In Utah, dry lightning and unstable air are criteria. A Fire Weather Watch may be issued prior to the Red Flag Warning.

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June 5, 2019

One of the amazing things about living here on the Wasatch Front, is the access to the recreational outdoors that Utah has to offer is […]

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June 5, 2019

In 2013 UFA responded to 35,377 fire and medical calls. Most of these calls are responded to in less than five minutes. Here are some […]