Seeley Lake Area Adopt-A-Fire Hydrant Program
It is that time of the year where snow can become a problem for your local Fire District getting access to fire hydrants. Seeley Lake is very fortunate to have such a well maintained Water and Fire hydrant system. Though the Seeley lake Water District works hard to keep the hydrants clear of snow in the winter… YOU can assist in that effort.
Pleases consider adopting the hydrant nearest your home and do your part to keep it clear of snow. It can be difficult to locate a Fire hydrant that is covered with snow. Snow covered Fire Hydrants can cause critical delays and add extreme physical challenges to the Firefighters.
The Seeley lake Rural Fire District Firefighters strive to keep the residents safe. Fire hydrants are a huge part of our fire suppression operations. It takes a lot of very hard work to knock down any structure fire. There are multiple challenges to address and overcome during these stressful incidents.
Firefighters needing to clear snow from a fire hydrant adds to the physical and mental challenges. Time is a critical factor in achieving knockdown on a fire. Saving Lives is our number one responsibility. We also do our very best to minimize property damage. Any help you can give us in those efforts, is appreciated.
Clear a 3-foot circle around the hydrant and, if possible,
a shoveled path to the roadway.
Bob Vanden Heuvel
Seeley Lake Fire Chief.
FIRE STATION OFFICE STAFFING NOTICE
Your Seeley Lake Fire Department is dedicated to respond on all 911 emergency calls regardless of the status of this office. This office is staffed by two employees; we try to keep this office open on business days from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
In keeping with and recognizing Missoula County office hours, this office is officially closed on all Missoula County recognized holidays and weekends.
The holidays are as follows:
New Year's Day, January 1
Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the third Monday in January
Presidents' Day, the third Monday in February
Memorial Day, the last Monday in May
Independence Day, July 4
Labor Day, the first Monday in September
Columbus Day, the second Monday in October
Veterans' Day, November 11
Thanksgiving Day, the fourth Thursday, in November
Christmas Day, December 25
State General Election Day (on even numbered years)
In addition, the following occurrences can also cause our staff of two to be unable to guarantee the office is operational on the above mentioned business days.
They are as follows and not limited to:
• Sick & Vacation Time
• 911 Emergencies
• Public non-emergent requests and needs
• Fire inspections
• Business and school educational visits
• Out of town meetings
• Ambulance transports
• Maintaining response vehicles
• Mutual aid requests into neighboring Fire Districts
After business hours we are still called up to respond to late night calls throughout our district and neighboring Departments through our Mutual Aid contract. This can make the next day's staffing difficult. We are also responding throughout the weekend.
Our primary mission is to assist the public with their non-emergent needs when possible, while also providing for adequate coverage for emergency responses into and out of the Seeley Lake Rural Fire District. Regardless of the status of our front office The Seeley Lake Rural Fire District staff and volunteers are committed to never missing a Call for Service request from 911. That commitment is in affect 24 hours a day 365 days a year.
If you have an emergency please call 911.
For non-emergent requests call our office at: 406-677-2400.
Or the Chiefs Cell phone at: 406-210-6354
REGULAR BOARD MEETING AGENDA
The monthly Seeley Lake Fire Department Board to meet, Tuesday, January 19, 2016, 6:oo pm at the SLFD Fire Station.
Seeley Lake Rural Fire District
Seeley Lake, MT 59868
For January 19, 2016
I. CALL TO ORDER
II. CORRECTION AND/OR APPOVAL OF MINUTES
Made a motion to approve the December 15, 2015 Minutes; _____________ seconded the motion.
Motion carried? Yes/No
III. VISIT WITH GUESTS/PUBLIC COMMENT FOR MATTERS NOT ON THE AGENDA/ CORRESPONDENCE
IV. FINANCIAL REPORT AND APPROVAL OF CHECKS AND WARRANTS
Made a motion to approve the December 2015 financial report in the amount of ______________ seconded the motion.
Motion carried? Yes/No
1. Call Volume
3. Grants Update
4. SCBA Update
5. Stipend Update
6. Chief's Update
VI. OLD BUSINESS
1. Policy Amendments
a) Audit Findings/Policy Updates – 2013-1 Segregation
of Financial & Accounting Duties Policy
b) 2013-5 Policies & Procedures Manuals
c) Fixed Asset Inventory
2. EMS Stipend Approval
3. Type 3 Fire Engine
VII. NEW BUSINESS
1. Long Range Plans Discussion
VIII. NEXT MONTH AGENDA ITEMS
IX. AJOURNMENT/NEXT MEETING: February 16, 2016
NOTE: Agenda is subject to change within 48 hours prior to start of the meeting.
For more information or to voluteer for the department, please contact us at 406-677-2400.
P U B L I C N O T I C E
SPECIAL BOARD MEETING-SEELEY LAKE
RURAL FIRE DISTRICT.
MDT GRANT. AMBULANCE AND PRE-BUILD;
OPTIONS AND ACCESSORIES.
SEELEY LAKE RURAL FIRE
DISTRICT STATION 1.
FRIDAY JANUARY 29, 2016
SLRFD needs Volunteer Firefighters and EMT's.
We are currently seeking motivated men and woman living in or near Seeley Lake to Volunteer for our Fire District. We will provide the training to make you successful as a Volunteer Firefighter.
We also offer classes periodically if you desire to be a EMT.
SLRFD operates out of 2 fire stations. We respond to Fire and Medical Emergencies. We work hand in hand with all of our surrounding Depts. and agencies. We believe in training that makes our members comfortable in the duties that they will be asked to perform in the service of their community. We also believe in making volunteering fun. Though there are times when much is asked in the heat of the 911 dispatches, there is also plenty of time to have fun with your Volunteer Brothers and Sisters. You will become part of this family.
Please contact us if you have any interest or questions about volunteering. A call does not constitute a commitment and we would love to talk to you and answer any questions you may have. We need you!
Chief Bob: 406-210-6354
SLFD Dedicated to Training Staff and Community Volunteers
Training Schedules will be updated shortly. Some training will be offered to the public, including Basic Life Saving, Pet 911, and more.
Postings will be at the station as well.
For more information about upcoming training or testing, please contact us, 406-677-2400.