August 2019 Fire Dept. Newsletter

Well, the heat is here and it doesn't appear to be going away any time soon. Hot weather and low precipitation can make for some prime fire danger conditions. Luckily we haven't had any major brush fires in our area yet this season and fingers crossed it stays that way. TFFD did, however, recently lend a hand to neighboring departments who experienced some brush fires in their area. Being able to help out the neighboring departments on these small scale incidents, helps build those much needed relationships and can help make the large scale mutual aid incidents run a bit more smoothly when they occur.

Speaking of fire dangers, here is an update on Fire Restrictions around the state: Currently there are no fire restrictions for the Idaho, but there will more than likely be restrictions in place in the next week or two. So if you are planning on doing some camping or other outdoor recreational activity in the near future it may be a good idea to check to make sure that the area you plan to travel to is not under any restrictions. Also there are different levels of restrictions and each level contains different stipulations that must be followed to ensure proper fire safety practices are taken. All of this information and more can be found using the above link.

The Twin Falls Fire Fighters Association will hold its annual "Fill the Boot" MDA Fundraiser on August 2nd. They'll be at the intersection of Locust and Addison all day long trying to fill up their boots with donations. All money collected goes to help patients and their families who suffer from muscular dystrophy or another related muscular disease. Funds raised stay in southern Idaho and help pay for things like new wheelchairs, medicine, doctor visits, and to help make patients' homes more accessible for them. So if you feel like helping out swing by on August 2nd and drop some spare change in a boot. Hope to see you there!

That's about it for this month, until next time, don't forget to wave to the boys in the BRT.