The Layton Fire Corps program won the Utah Fire Corps Program of the Year Award for the second consecutive year. The award, and a $500 prize, was presented to Fire Chief Kevin Ward at a city council meeting earlier this month.

When the program began three years ago, Layton Fire Corps coordinators reached out to retired and past firefighters, many of whom began serving the department up to 40 years ago as volunteers. The department felt that these former firefighters would best understand the need for the program. The program took off and membership has now grown to 75, including students from local high schools.

The Layton Fire Corps program’s main areas include a rehabilitation program for department personnel at emergency scenes and a public education program.

Layton’s rehabilitation services allow Fire Corps volunteers to respond to emergency incidents and provide assistance to firefighters and victims. Fire Corps members converted a 1997 ambulance into a rehab vehicle, called Rehab 51, for responding to emergency incidents and providing important rehabilitation services to the first responders.

The second Fire Corps initiative focuses on public education. Layton City FD approached the drama clubs of the two high schools within its jurisdiction and asked them to join Fire Corps. Students write and perform their own fire safety skits for elementary school children.

In just three years, Layton Fire Corps has risen to become the top program in the state of Utah. Volunteers proudly accept their accolades and continue to dedicate their time and talents to the City of Layton and its citizens.

For more information on the Layton City FD Fire Corps, contact Dean Hunt at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
 

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