It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the Murray City Fire Department's (MCFD) website. It is our intent to provide you information about our history, current events, and our future.
Our history dates back to 1906 when the department was established as a volunteer department. We value our history and tradition, which laid a solid foundation for the professional department we are today. We are now a full-time department with over 60 employees operating out of four stations. MCFD is consistently seeking ways to improve service to our citizens while at the same time minimizing costs for the services we provide. We consider ourselves fortunate to have the support of our citizens and elected officials, and their commitment to provide the equipment and manpower needed to maintain excellent service.
We recognize the trust placed in us and the responsibility we have in doing the right thing on every call, every day. Responding to around 7,000 calls annually, we pride ourselves in being prepared on a wide range of incidents. Our training includes structure and wild land firefighting, hazardous materials incidents, technical rescue incidents including high angle rope rescue, trench rescue, confined space rescue, swift and open water rescue, and structural collapse incidents.
MCFD provides extraordinary advanced life support on emergency medical calls with our paramedic ambulance transport service. With Intermountain Medical Center located within our boundaries, we are able to transport patients to a Trauma 1 facility in mere minutes, a significant factor in ranking our service amongst the highest in the nation.
We embrace the challenges and opportunities that are a part of a thriving community, and continue to strengthen our fire prevention programs to ensure prevention of many emergencies. Our fire crews regularly perform business inspections to assess and mitigate potential fire and life-safety hazards in buildings. Through our community outreach programs, we teach children the dangers of fire, how to prevent fire, and what to do during emergencies. CPR, First Aid, and Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) classes are taught several times throughout the year.
I am truly honored to represent and serve alongside the dedicated and professional men and women of this department, providing the best possible services to this outstanding community.
It is our commitment to you that we stand ready to assist day or night, with compassion, professionalism, respect, and dignity.
Sincerely, Jon Harris, Fire Chief