CMFPD Governing Board Vacancies

The Cedar Mountain Fire Protection District (CMFPD) Governing Board will have four (4) vacancies for the November, 2017 Election Cycle. Candidate forms are available at Station #1, 3620 Mammoth Creek Rd, Duck Creek Village Utah. Candidates must be a property owner in the CMFPD. Please bring a valid identification and proof of ownership of land in the District. Business hours for Station #1 are 8am to 4pm, Monday through Friday. This is the candidate write in period. For questions, call 435-682-3225.

Firefighter/EMT Vacancies


The Cedar Mountain Fire Protection District has four full time positions now open for firefighter/EMT's. Information on these positions can be found by clicking on Notice of available positions to the left of this page. Applications can be obtained at Station #1, 3620 Mammoth Creek Rd, Duck Creek Village. For questions, call 435-682-3225.



Fire Restriction Order

Due to current and forecasted weather conditions coupled with the extremely dry conditions in Washington, Iron, Kane, Garfield and Beaver Counties the State Forester, in consultation with the county commissions, has determined that measures must be taken to prevent the ignition of forest and rangeland fires. Therefore, pursuant to Utah State Law, Section 65A-8-212, the following acts are prohibited in the areas described below until rescinded by the Utah State Forester:

1. Setting, building, maintaining, attending or using open fires of any kind, except within the facilities designated for them in improved campgrounds, picnic areas or home sites where running water is present.
2. Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle, trailer or building, a developed recreation site or while stopped in an area that is paved or free from dry vegetation.
3. Discharging or using any kind of fireworks, tracer ammunition or other pyrotechnic devices including exploding targets.
4. Cutting, welding or grinding metal in areas of dry vegetation.
5. Operating a motorcycle, chainsaw, ATV, or other small internal combustion engine without an approved and working spark arrestor.

The following persons are exempted from the above prohibitions:

1. Persons with a permit or waiver specifically authorizing a specified act at a specific location.
2. Any on-duty firefighter in the performance of an official duty.

Area Description:

All unincorporated private and all state lands within the following area:
All of Washington, Iron, Kane, Beaver and Garfield counties
This order does not affect private lands within incorporated towns or city limits.

Effective Date:
12:01 a.m., 21th day of June, 2017

Any of the above acts is a violation of state law and is punishable by up to 6 months in jail and a fine of up to $1,000. These restrictions will be enforced by county law enforcement.


The CMFPD was trying to work out a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Kane County Hospital regarding how our Quick Response Unit (QRU) would function with the Kane County Ambulance. If you were not aware, the Hospital owns the transport license for Kane County. In Utah only one transport license per county is issued.

The main holdup with the MOU is the Hospital's refusal to restock our QRU with controlled items such as a narcotic for example. This restocking does not include disposable items such as bandages, wraps, etc.

What this means for you as a taxpayer is added costs for our QRU as we respond to calls involving visitors to our mountain as CMFPD has the burden of restocking the QRU with your dollars. All the while, the hospital charges the patient for transport and for items used to treat a patient, including items that CMFPD supplies.

Now the hospital has decided not to swap out equipment that CMFPD uses on a response. An example is a back board. When CMFPD places a patient on a back board, the ambulance takes the back board and does replace it. Now we have to use a person to travel down to Kanab to get our back board. This takes away from coverage on the mountain.

Nothing that is mentioned above leads to quality patient care, only an added burden to the CMFPD and you.

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