(Riverton, Wyo.) – Four Battalions from the Fremont County Fire Protection District responded to a fire that totally destroyed a barn in the 500 block of North Hidden Valley Road between Riverton and Shoshoni on Sunday morning.
(Jeffrey City, Wyo.) – A wildfire burning south of Crooks Mountain south of Jeffrey City was reported this afternoon. United from the Bureau of Land Management, the Jeffrey City Fire District and the Fremont County Fire Protection District are responding. Thick black smoke is reported being generated by the fire, which is south of the Continental Divide in a draw off of Happy Springs Road.
(Midvale, Wyo.) – The Fremont County Fire Protection District (FCFPD) Battalion 8 Fire Hall at Midvale moved into the electronic age in a big way today when it’s new Wireless NextGen System was turned on. In addition to providing service to the fire district, customers of Wyoming.com in the area will also benefit from faster connection times and more reliable Internet service, said Chris Robisch, the director of sales, marketing and public policy for the Riverton-based Internet service provider.
(Midvale, Wyo.) – The dedication and open house at the new nearly 10,000 square foot, almost $1 million Midvale Battalion 8 Fire Hall was held today, with a nice turnout from the community. Fremont County Fire Protection District Chief Craig Haslam acknowledged the community efforts that led to the establishment of the fire hall here over 40 years ago. Current Battalion 8 Chief Rocky McWilliams recognized current and past firefighters and Wyoming State Fire Marshall Lanny Applegate extended his congratulations to the fire district for its continued upgrade of county fire battalions.
(Crowheart, Wyo.) – Another Fremont County family is suffering from the loss of their home from a fire on Tuesday. A trailer home in Crowheart was a complete loss after a fire was reported there at about 2 p.m. yesterday afternoon.
(Fremont County, Wyo.) – Fremont County’s two newest fire stations at North Portal and Midvale will be celebrating open houses in the next two weeks while one fire battalion will be noting it’s 50th anniversary.
(Lander, Wyo.) – A number of grass fires around the county this afternoon have kept firefighters hopping in Lander and near Fort Washakie.
(Riverton, Wyo.) – Riverton Mayor Ron Warpness told the city council last week that the city has been approved for $256,500 in county consensus funds for two projects.
(Riverton, Wyo.) – A good delegation of Fremont County Firefighters and emergency management personnel attended the WYOFIRE training held last weekend in the Black Hills. The delegation included both trainers and trainees.
Fremont County Fire Protection District’s 192 active firefighters responded to 349 incidents during 2013
District Chief Craig Haslam was the Master of Ceremonies at the annual banquet. (Ernie Over photo)
Rocky McWilliams, Fremont County Fire Protection District’s Firefighter of the Year. (Ernie Over photo)
UPDATED: House destroyed by fire Monday night on Lost Wells Butte Drive NW of Riverton; Investigation continuing
Fremont County Firefighters attacked a house fire on Lost Wells Butte Drive Monday night. The home was a total loss. (Ernie Over photo)
County and Forest Service crews knocked down small fire Saturday; In the forest off of the Loop Road’s south end
Among the responding fire fighting units was the Atlantic City Fire Battalion. This unit was located just off of the south entrance to the the Loop Road. (Ernie Over photo)