Key West Fire Department

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2017 Incidents
Jan 10
Feb 19
Mar 21
Apr 20
May 25
Jun 23
Jul 29
Aug 27
Sep 27
Oct 19
Nov 0
Dec 0
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No Caption Scene Training from Dubuque County Sheriff's office

Member Kate Arnold, January 15

Ways to remain safe, accurate, and professional in our roles as Fire and EMS Personnel:
Responder safety is your #1 priority.
Maintain situational awareness.
If something seems suspicious, we should call law enforcement.
Try to refrain from having tunnel vision.
Be alert to things on the way to and in the vicinity of the scene.
When arriving on scene and going into a residence or structure, identify ... (Full Story & Photos)

2017 Run Totals

Member Chris Tigges, January 10

Well the numbers are in, Key West Fire/EMS ran 222 total calls in the 2017 year. This is the most we have ever ran. About 70% were EMS, and, 30% fire calls. Thanks to our 30 volunteers for putting in the time. These call numbers put us at about 1300 hrs spent on calls. All hours were volunteered.
... (Full Story)

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Member Chris Tigges, December 20

On Monday night we trained on structural search and rescue with victim removal, members entered a smoke filled environment in teams of three with a thermal imaging camera. Found the victim (150lb rescue maniquin) and removed the victim from the IDLH (Immediately dangerous to life and health) environment. All pictures were taken through a Thermal Imaging Camera.... (Full Story & Photos)

A Volunteer Is Never Off-Duty

Member Brian Arnold, December 12

When the tones go off at 1:00 in the morning, a volunteer firefighter or an EMT is startled awake, jumps out of bed, half asleep, gets dressed, and is enroute to the fire station/ambulance garage or hospital. Regardless of the hour, weather conditions, holiday or other event. When needed, they promptly respond. Put this as your status, if you are a proud volunteer Firefighter or EMT, know one, are ... (Full Story)

No Caption Thanks to East Dubuque and Bellevue Fire Departments For Mutual Aid

Member Brian Arnold, November 26

Thanks for the assistance from East Dubuque Fire and Bellevue Fire for a reported Bridge Fire which turned out to be one of the islands on fire. Our boat is out of the water and out of service. We appreciate the assist as always.... (Full Story & Photos)


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