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Fire Prevention Week 2020

Due to COVID this year, Sheridan Fire-Rescue cancelled all fire station tours and our annual open house for the public. In honor of Fire Prevention Week this year, Firefighter Zach McLain has put together a virtual tour video of our Department and Fire Station for all to enjoy.    

SFR Virtual Tour Video


Dryer Fire-October 9, 2020

At 01:23 Sheridan Fire-Rescue responded to an activated fire alarm at 1551 Sugarland Drive. The first arriving Engine encountered light smoke visible on the exterior of the South side of the apartment complex along with visible and audible fire alarm devices activated inside.

The engine company entered the facility and met with staff that stated there was a fire in the dryer located in the first floor laundry room. The fire alarm system alerted staff of the fire and staff attempted to extinguish the fire with a nearby ABC fire extinguisher.

Two firefighters in full personal protective gear, SCBA, and tools proceeded to the laundry room where they encountered a moderate amount of light colored smoke, but minimal heat. The dryer door was opened and smoldering linens were found. The linens were extinguished and the fire was under control within 4 minutes of arrival.

The firefighters requested ventilation to clear the area of smoke while they inspected the area under, behind, and around the dryer confirming the fire did not extend to any other nearby combustible materials, which did not occur.
Firefighters remained on scene until 02:36 assisting clearing adjacent rooms of smoke and restoring the fire alarm system.

There were no injuries reported to staff or firefighters and all occupants safely
evacuated to the stairwell on each end of the building.

Sheridan Fire-Rescue reminds everyone that the area around a dryer needs to be kept clean. Dryer lint traps need to be cleaned after each use. The dryer vents need to be cleaned frequently, as lint can accumulate and ignite from the operating temperatures of the dryer.


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ATTENTION PUBLIC/TRAVELERS:  TRAFFIC CONES

If you encounter orange traffic cones placed in the roadway blocking one or both lanes, please do NOT drive through or around the cones unless directed by authorized personnel! We utilize these items to create safe work zones for our crews while they are operating on or near the roadway. There were several people that disregarded these cones Friday afternoon at Broadway and East 3rd Street while Police, Fire, and EMS were working a motor vehicle accident.

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Sheridan Fire-Rescue personnel assigned to A-Shift take advantage of the nice weather on July 5, 2020. The crew performed evolutions focused on delivering high volume water flow utilizing the fixed deck gun nozzle on Engine 2 and the elevated master stream on Truck 1. These devices provide personnel the ability to deliver 1,000 gallons of water per minute to aid in fire suppression efforts when confronted with large amounts of fire or the ability to apply water to protect exposures (other buildings or vehicles) from becoming involved in fire. Practicing these skills is an important safety component for the limited staffing of Sheridan Fire-Rescue, along with protecting the lives and property of the community.

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      A Shift Personnel Setting Up Nozzle.


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      A Shift Personnel  Hooking Up Fire Hose To Engine.


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     A Shift Personnel Spraying Water From Top of Engine.


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A Shift Personnel Zach McLain hooking hose up to fire hydrant.


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     A Shift Personnel Kyle Johnson monitoring gauges on Truck 1.


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     A Shift Personnel Andrew Lindberg putting away equipment on Truck 1.









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