It is the mission of Santa Clara - Ivins Fire & Rescue to protect and preserve life, property, & the environment from fire, medical, and environmental emergencies, through implementation of our organizational programs, while acting fiscally and ethically responsible.
Santa Clara - Ivins Fire & Rescue
Fire Training Division
Firefighters spend each shift training to enhance their skills to provide for more efficient and accurate application of services. Responding to emergency calls may seem routine, but when you stop and consider all that goes into helping someone during an emergency, it can be eye opening. For example, when crews respond to a traffic accident where subjects are trapped inside of their vehicles, crews must safely and efficiently perform the following skills: emergency driving of vehicles weighing more than 40,000 pounds, selecting and deploying the most appropriate tools & equipment with the correct application – like the Jaws of Life, that operates with more than 130,000 lbs. of force, performing medical skills like intravenous access and placing advanced breathing tubes while patients are trapped inside of vehicles, setting up technical rope systems to pull a victim from a vehicle crash that went off the roadway and landing a helicopter on the roadside to provide for timely transport to the trauma treatment hospital. Staying proficient with skills requires personnel to continuously train to ensure that they are ready to handle any emergency. Our training programs is coordinated through our Training Officer Mark Youngberg, who ensures that personnel are meeting their Insurance Services Office (ISO) and Utah Fire & Rescue Academy (UFRA) annual training minimums. These trainings standards are met through in station company training, in district group trainings and off-site training that occurs both locally and nationally. Please click on the links below to learn more about our training partners.