County Fire Chief is Discouraging the use of Fireworks this 4th of July

(Fremont County, Wyo.) – Although there is no official ban on fireworks in Fremont County as of this week,  the Chief of the Fremont County Fire Protection District is discouraging residents from shooting them off. “There are other ways to celebrate the 4th,” said Craig Haslam. The National Weather Service Forecast Office in Riverton has issued a red flag warning in Fremont County due to low relative humidity dipping down into the teens and single digits. Haslam said this low humidity allows for a higher potential of ignition.

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Fremont County Fire Protection District 2011 Annual Awards Banquet(Riverton) — The 2011 Fremont County Fire Protection District Awards Banquet was held at the Eagles Hall in Riverton. District Chief Craig Haslam reported that the District responded to 771 alarms, which resulted to 460 different incidents during 2011. “We responded to 36 structure fires, 88 wildland fires, 90 vehicle fires and accidents, 93 rescue/medical assist calls, and 47 other incidents,” he said.  Haslam noted that the numbers did not include false alarms and cancelled calls. “These two categories account for many more hours when our volunteers are there; ready to respond, just to make sure every patron and visitor of the District is safe from ‘harms’ way,” he said.

There are currently 203 volunteer members serving the Fremont County Fire District. These volunteers attended 148 trainings, 158 meetings and 109 other activities during 2011.