Cedar City Fire Department Adds Six New Firefighters
Six new members have joined the Cedar City Fire Department. The new firefighters were sworn in at the Cedar City Council meeting on Wednesday, April 12th. This group of volunteer firefighters had months of written and hands-on training designed to hone their skills and prepare them to respond to local area emergencies such as fires, traffic accidents, and rescue calls. They were recently recognized in front of the Cedar City Council by Fire Chief Mike Phillips and lead academy instructor Greg Orloski, where they had their badges pinned by loved ones. The new members are Taylor Alger, Logan Costello, Blake Fails, Newman Manu, Jared Powell and Connor Welch. Cedar City Fire Department responds to a variety of emergency calls in Cedar City, Enoch, and unincorporated areas of Iron County, covering 1,800 square miles.With a full-time roster of 13 employees,the volunteer firefighters greatly help augment the existing staff as they continue to keep up with the growing demand in the community. Anyone who might be interested in becoming a firefighter with the Cedar City Fire Department, or if you are interested in learning more about the department their website is cedarcity.org/fire.