Mesquite Fire and Rescue: A Year In Review

The Mesquite Fire & Rescue staff has been incredibly busy this year with many calls, sometimes more than can be handled at once. 

Below is a list of some of the incidents and moments of interest for the department. 

FY 14 EPMG Grant-$35,000 (Emergency Management)

1/6/14 – FF/Paramedic Josh Abston hired, replacing an employee that resigned.

2/14/14 – Fire in a dryer on Condor Ave.  Damage limited to one machine.

3/4/2014 – Small fire in a large commercial laundry facility.  Damage limited to 1 machine.

3/5/14 – Brush fire in area of Hughes Middle School.

3/10/14 – FF/Paramedic Colton Wood hired, replacing an employee that resigned.

3/12/14 – Mutual Aid with Clark County for a semi fire I-15 mm 97.  Truck and Trailer destroyed.

3/28/14 – Small brush fire in the area of Hafen Park.

3/29/14 – Large brush fire in the area of Hafen Park.

3/30/14 – Fire in the bathroom of Desert Rose Park.  Damage limited to toilet paper dispenser.

4/16/14 – Fire in the walls of an apartment on E. Old Mill.  Extensive damage to interior and exterior walls of 1 unit.

4/19/14 – Mutual Aid with Clark County for a vehicle Fire I-15 mm 107.

5/3/14 – Couch fire on a porch with exposure to the home on Sea Pines.  Couch destroyed.  No extension of fire to structure.

5/11/14 – Structure fire on Cottonwood Dr.  Severe fire damage to living room.  Significant smoke damage to remainder of home.  1 cat perished.

5/18/14 – Mutual Aid to Clark County for a vehicle fire on Lime Kiln Rd with 1 person transported to hospital.

5/26/14 – Kash Christopher begins his service as Fire Chief of the City of Mesquite.

6/9/14 – Mutual Aid to Beaver Dam for an RV fire I-15 mm 4.  1 person transported to hospital for evaluation.  RV destroyed.

6/26/14 – Vehicle fire on N. Sandhill.  Damage limited to engine compartment.

7/1/14 – Vehicle fire on I-15 mm 120.

7/31/14 – Semi Truck on Fire I-15 mm 114.  Vehicle destroyed.

8/2/14 – Vehicle fire on Riverside Rd at 2nd South.  Damge limited to engine compartment of vehicle.

8/31/14 – Structure Fire on Bull Whip Point.  Heavy damage to garage area of home.  Smoke and water damage to significant portion of interior.

9/6/14 – Fire Department pinning and academy graduation.

9/8/14 – Record Thunderstorms impact Mesquite and the surrounding area.  Extended power outage with people trapped in town due to Highway closures.

9/17/14 – Vehicle Fire 717 Hafen Ln.  Vehicle heavily damaged with no extension of fire to nearby garage.

9/24/14 – Small Explosion in a factory with 1 person critically burned and flown to Las Vegas.  Damage limited to area of breaker panel.

9/25/14 – Vehicle Fire on Bulldog Dr.

9/24/14 – Another round of thunderstorms impact Mesquite area and I-15.  Results in temporary road closures and long term lane restrictions.

10/18/14 – Fire on W. Mesquite Blvd with critical smoke inhalation patient.  2 transported for evaluation.  Damage limited to cabinets above stove.

11/10/14 – FF/EMT’s Karen Hughes and Zebulon Jensen hired to replace employees that resigned.

11/21/14 – Single vehicle rollover I-15 mm 120 with ejected driver suffering extrememly critical injuries..

11/29/14 – Multiple brush fires in the area of Trailside Subdivision.

12/8/14 – Crews responded to a report of smoke coming from an apartment on Dairy Ln.  Forced entry and found a pot on the stove with no extension of fire to the structure.

12/8/14 – Responded to the Police Department on Mayan Circle for an odor investigation.  Thorough search of building with no problem found.

12/8/14 -Crews responded to a 2 vehicle accident with a vehicle on its side at Pioneer and Turtleback.  Extrication required for 1 patient.  2 patients transported to Mesa View Hospital.

12/9/14 – A shift performed school fire drills at VVES, HMS, and VVHS.

12/22/14 – Apartment complex on N Grapevine for General Fire Alarm. Arrived with no smoke or fire showing. No problems found. Unable to reset system. Advised management to have alarm company service system.

12/28/14 –  Responded to Scenic, AZ to assist Beaver Dam Fire with a single vehicle rollover. R-11 transported 2 patients to Mesa View Regional Hospital.

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