Media Releases

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE RESPONDS TO STRUCTURE FIRE
127 EAST NEBRASKA STREET


On 11/16/2022, Sheridan Fire-Rescue (SFR) responded to 127 E. Nebraska St. for a reported structure fire at 14:53.
During the response Sheridan Police Department (SPD) officers arrived on scene and confirmed it was a working fire. SPD coordinated traffic and bystander control while fire units arrived. Engine 1 (E-1) arrived on scene at 15:00 finding a small single-story, wood-frame residential occupancy with moderate smoke issuing from the front door and eaves. E-1 initiated a fire attack stretching a preconnect 1-¾” hose line through the front door to control the fire.

SPD officers assisted the fire crew with confirming all residents were out of the home. Rocky Mountain Ambulance responded to standby for civilian and firefighter safety. Goose Valley Fire Department responded to provide additional personnel.

The fire was brought under control at 15:25 and the crews transitioned to checking for extension of fire throughout all areas of the building. Fire crews conducted a search of the building to confirm the occupant was out, only finding three small pets that did not survive. The building was ventilated and overhauled to remove all residual smoke, heat, and the potential for rekindle.

The scene was turned over to SFR Origin and Cause Investigators and is under investigation. 1 person is currently displaced due to the extent of damage to the building. No civilians or emergency personnel were injured during this fire.

SFR continues to stress the importance of closing doors when evacuating or finding a fire in a building. A closed door creates a confined compartment, limits the fresh air that the fire needs, and slows the fire from extending throughout the building.

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                          Sheridan Fire-Rescue Responds To 55 North Main Street Fire
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Fire Update Correction:  SFR did not find two doors open on arrival.  The back door to the building was open and only briefly after the fire was discovered.  All other doors were securely shut and locked.  The building was in no way unsecured during the time leading up to this event.


Sheridan Fire-Rescue (SFR) responded to 55 N. Main St. at approximately 06:42 Wednesday morning for the report of a fire in a commercial structure. SFR Engine 2 (E-2) arrived on scene finding a two-story restaurant with a moderate amount of dark smoke and minimal fire showing from the rear of the building. E-2’s crew found the main body of fire in the back kitchen area and quickly brought it under control utilizing a preconnected handline. The crew transitioned to checking for extension into adjacent areas of the building not finding any fire or heat beyond the cooking area, but there was moderate smoke throughout the entire first floor. Fire crews conducted a primary search of the basement and two floors to confirm there were no other occupants inside, finding no one. The building was systematically ventilated and overhauled to remove all residual smoke, heat, and the potential for rekindle. Sheridan Police Department (SPD), Rocky Mountain Ambulance (RMA), and Goose Valley Fire Department were requested for assistance due to the type and size of the building. SPD provided bystander and traffic control. RMA was tasked with providing medical standby for civilian and firefighter safety. Goose Valley Fire Department responded to provide additional personnel with searching the adjoining structure for fire and smoke extension. The scene was turned over to SFR Origin and Cause Investigators and is currently under investigation. No civilians or emergency personnel were injured during this fire. SFR continues to stress the importance of closing doors when evacuating from a structure fire. A closed door creates a compartment and limits the fresh air that the fire needs to continue to grow. SFR personnel found both exterior doors left open, which enabled the fire to continue to grow during the fire department’s response.


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Sheridan Fire-Rescue Hosts Hazardous Materials Technician Course
August 8-19, 2022


Sheridan Fire-Rescue (SFR) hosted an 80-hour hazardous materials technician course August 8-19, 2022, at the fire station.  The course was sponsored by the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) and provided instructors from around the country.  The course provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities for responders to operate safely during various hazardous materials incidents.  The students that attended were from Campbell County Fire (Gillette), Casper Fire-EMS, Newcastle Fire, and SFR.  The two week course subjected the students to chemical identification and detection, selecting the appropriate level of personal protective gear (hazmat suits), and decontamination reinforced by numerous scenarios. 


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SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE RESPONDS TO NATURAL GAS LEAK


Sheridan Fire-Rescue (SFR) and Sheridan Police Department (SPD) responded to the 200 block of Broadway for a reported natural gas leak.  SFR Engine 2 (E-2) arrived on scene at 09:42 finding a horizontal boring contractor had struck a natural gas line buried under Broadway St.  Natural gas was forcefully issuing from the street near the construction equipment, but the exact location of the strike was undetermined. 

 

E-2’s crew established a one block perimeter around the area and evacuated two nearby businesses as a precaution.  Vehicle and pedestrian traffic was diverted from the area to provide for the safety of the contractor’s employees and the responders working to control the hazard.  Montana Dakota Utilities (MDU) personnel were requested to the scene for assistance and technical expertise. 

 

After MDU personnel arrived on scene, it was determined the best course of action was to stop the flow of natural gas at adjacent locations.  Excavation equipment was utilized to dig and expose the natural gas line in two places about 50 feet from the leak.  Once the natural gas lines were exposed, the contractor used squeeze clamps to restrict the flow of leaking gas at 11:10.  These actions minimized any further hazards and allowed for safe repair to the damaged natural gas line.

 

SFR personnel monitored the area and affected buildings for any accumulations of natural gas, with nothing found.  At 11:45, the evacuation order was lifted and all businesses were able to return to normal operations.  The scene was left in control of MDU and all SFR personnel were clear by 12:00.

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SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE RESPONDS TO STRUCTURE FIRES  IN JULY



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Sheridan Fire-Rescue (SFR) responded to two structure fires overnight.  The first structure fire was reported just before 2300 hours Friday night, July 22, at 1655 Holloway.   SFR Engine 2
(E-2) arrived on scene at 2300 hours finding a single-story multiple-occupant duplex home with a moderate amount of fire and smoke showing from the exterior of one of the homes.  E-2’s crew deployed a preconnected handline to initiate fire attack starting on the exterior and then transitioning inside to control the main body of fire.

 

E-2’s crew performed a rapid search of the occupancy to verify that all the residents had safely evacuated the building and then focused efforts on containing the fire.  With the main body of fire knocked down and under control in about 15 minutes,  the firefighter’s efforts were directed to salvage, overhaul, and limit any further extension of fire or smoke to other areas of the building.  Crews remained on scene until 0101 hours.

 

Sheridan Police Department (SPD) officers and Sheridan County Sheriff’s deputies assisted the fire crew with confirming all residents were out of the home and providing traffic control.  Rocky Mountain Ambulance responded to standby for civilian and firefighter safety.  Goose Valley Fire Department responded to provide additional personnel.  Big Horn Fire Department was requested to standby at SFR’s fire station due to the initial complexity of the incident.  MDU had a technician on scene to isolate and evaluate any electrical or natural gas concerns.


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The second structure fire was reported at 0206 hours at 160 West Sixth Street.  E-2’s crew arrived on scene at 0209 hours and found a majority of fire on the rear exterior of the home extending inside and to an adjacent detached garage.  E-2’s crew quickly worked to contain the fire and safely removed four (4) dogs from the residence.  The fire was brought under control in 30 minutes as additional personnel arrived.  The crews worked diligently checking for extension of fire into adjacent areas of the buildings. The building was systematically ventilated and overhauled to remove all residual smoke, heat, and the potential for rekindle.  Crews remained on scene until 0404 hours.

 

Both fire scenes were turned over to SFR Origin and Cause Investigators and are currently under investigation.  Six (6) people are currently displaced due to the extent of damage to both occupancies.  No civilians, pets, or emergency personnel were injured during these fires.

 

SFR continues to stress the importance of having working smoke alarms and closing doors when evacuating from a structure fire.  A working smoke alarm notifies occupants early during a fire allowing a quick evacuation and a closed door creates a compartment that limits the fresh air the fire needs to continue to grow. 





509 KROE LANE STRUCTURE FIRE
JUNE 26, 2022

Sheridan Fire-Rescue (SFR) and Sheridan Police Department (SPD) responded to 509 KROE Lane at 01:18 Sunday morning for the report of a fire in a residential structure.  SFR Engine 1 (E-1) arrived on scene at 01:20 finding a single story two-family home with a moderate amount of fire and smoke showing from the attached garage. 
 

E-1’s crew deployed a preconnected handline to initiate fire attack, gaining rapid knockdown and control by 01:28.  E-1 crew transitioned inside the residence for primary search to confirm all occupants were out of the home, with confirmation everyone had safely evacuated the residence.

SPD officers assisted the fire crew with confirming all residents were out of the home and providing traffic control.  Rocky Mountain Ambulance responded to standby for civilian and firefighter safety.  Goose Valley Fire Department and SFR off-duty crews responded to provide additional personnel.  Montana Dakota Utilities sent a technician to the scene to isolate natural gas and electric utilities.

The fire was contained to the garage, but a moderate amount of smoke did migrate inside the residence.  Ventilation was established and the occupant area was systematically cleared of smoke.  The fire area was overhauled to remove all residual smoke, heat, and eliminate any potential for the fire to rekindle.

The scene was turned over to SFR Origin and Cause Investigators and is currently under investigation. The occupants were able to return to the residence and no civilians, pets, or emergency personnel were injured during this fire.

SFR continues to stress the importance of having working smoke alarms.  Working smoke alarms inside this residence alerted the occupants to the fire, thus resulting in no injuries and minimal damages. 



Annual Hydrant Flushing June Through August 2022

Beginning this month and lasting into August, Sheridan Fire-Rescue personnel will be performing hydrant flushing, servicing, and collecting flow data.  Personnel will be working in the area that encompasses the hydrants North of West Fifth Street and West of North Main Street out to Seymour Street.  This project will potentially cause discoloration and turbidity in the water to your home.  If you experience discoloration when using a faucet in your home, just allow the water to run for a few minutes to clear up.
If you have questions or concerns, please call the Sheridan Fire-Rescue Office at 672-6126.

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Home Fire Sprinkler Week


May 15 - 21, 2022, is Home Fire Sprinkler Week.  The attached video link demonstrates how quickly a home fire can become deadly.  Occupants inside a home fire have less than 2 minutes to escape.  Fire is fast, but home fire sprinklers are faster.  Home fire sprinklers protect your family, your pets, and your property.

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MEDIA RELEASE

Sheridan Fire-Rescue (SFR), Sheridan Police Department (SPD), Rocky Mountain Ambulance (RMA), and Goose Valley Fire Department (GVFD) responded to 340 Wyoming Avenue at 06:53 this morning for a residential structure fire.  SFR Engine 2 (E-2) arrived on scene at 06:56 finding a 1-1/2 story wood frame home with a fire and smoke showing throughout the main floor of the home.  E-2’s crew established a water supply from a nearby hydrant and deployed a preconnected handline to begin fire attack, starting on the exterior and then transitioning inside to control the main body of fire.

SPD officers assisted the fire crew with confirming all residents were out of the home, providing traffic, and crowd control. All four occupants evacuated out the rear window of the second floor bedrooms due to the extent of the fire before emergency personnel arrived. RMA transported one occupant to Sheridan Memorial Hospital as a precautionary measure for minor smoke inhalation, while the remainder of the family were evaluated on scene. An additional RMA unit responded to the scene to provide rehabilitation and safety for emergency personnel. Goose Valley Fire Department responded and provided additional personnel and equipment to assist with fire suppression efforts.

The fire was brought under control at 07:11 and the crews transitioned to overhaul, checking for fire in the walls, ceilings, and void spaces of the home. Fire crews conducted a search of both floors to confirm there were no other occupants or pets still inside, finding no one. The building was systematically ventilated and overhauled to remove all residual smoke, heat, and the potential for rekindle.

The scene was turned over to the Wyoming State Fire Marshal’s Office Origin and Cause Investigators and is currently under investigation. 4 people and 2 cats are currently displaced due to the extent of damage to the home. No injuries to emergency personnel were reported during this fire. SFR reminds everyone that working smoke alarms save lives.

The occupants of the fire this morning are extremely fortunate, as their home did not have any smoke alarms. If you need smoke alarms in your home, please call Sheridan Fire-Rescue at 674-7244.

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Structure Fire - 2857 Coffeen Avenue - March 8, 2022

Sheridan Fire-Rescue (SFR) and Sheridan Police Department (SPD) responded to 2857 Coffeen Avenue No. 1 at 22:55 Tuesday night for the report of a fire in a residential structure. SFR Engine 2 (E-2) arrived on scene at 23:03 finding a single story mobile home with a moderate amount of fire and smoke showing from the rear half of the home.

E-2’s crew deployed a preconnected handline to initiate fire attack starting on
the exterior and then transitioning inside to control the main body of fire.
SPD and Wyoming Highway Patrol officers assisted the fire crew with confirming all residents were out of the home and providing traffic control. Rocky Mountain Ambulance responded to standby for civilian and firefighter safety. Goose Valley Fire Department responded to provide additional personnel.

E-2’s crew found a majority of fire in the back bedroom with extension of heat and smoke throughout the trailer. The fire was brought under control and the crew transitioned to checking for extension of fire into adjacent areas of the building. Fire crews conducted a search of the main floor to confirm there were no other occupants or pets still inside, finding no one. The building was systematically ventilated and overhauled to remove all residual smoke, heat, and the potential for rekindle.

The scene was turned over to SFR Origin and Cause Investigators and is currently under investigation.  Six (6) people are currently displaced due to the extent of damage to the trailer.  No civilians, pets, or emergency personnel were injured during this fire.

SFR continues to stress the importance of closing doors when evacuating from a structure fire. A closed door creates a compartment and limits the fresh air that the fire needs to continue to grow. SFR personnel found both exterior doors left open, which enabled the fire to continue to grow during the fire department’s response.


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MEDIA RELEASE - FEBRUARY 18, 2022 - 500 BLOCK NORTH GOULD STREET FIRE 

Sheridan Fire-Rescue (SFR) and Sheridan Police Department (SPD) responded to the 500 block of North Gould Street at 06:56 this morning for the report of a fire, with activated smoke alarms, and smoke in the building. SFR Engine 1 (E-1) arrived on scene at 06:59 finding a two story commercial and residential building with a light amount of smoke visible.

E-1’s crew deployed a preconnected handline to make entry into the building to find the location of the fire. SPD officers assisted the fire crew with traffic control and helping the occupants from the second floor apartments. Rocky Mountain Ambulance responded to standby for civilian and firefighter safety. Goose Valley Fire Department responded to provide additional personnel.

E-1’s crew found the fire on the main level in the backroom of one of the commercial occupants' business. The fire was quickly extinguished and the crew transitioned to checking for extension of fire into adjacent areas of the building. The scene was declared under control at 07:17.

Fire crews conducted a search of the main floor and second to confirm there were no other occupants, as well as checking for any fire migration to the upper level. No additional occupants or fire extension were found. The building was systematically ventilated to remove all residual smoke and heat.

At 08:28 the scene was turned over to SFR Origin and Cause Investigators and is currently under investigation. Two apartments and two businesses are currently displaced due to smoke and water damage. No civilians, pets, or emergency personnel were injured during this fire.


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Area Fire Departments Busy January 12 - 16, 2022


Your area fire departments have been busy responding to multiple incidents in the past several days.


On January 12, 2022, at 21:03 Sheridan Fire-Rescue (SFR), Goose Valley Fire Department (GVFD), Sheridan County Sheriff's Office (SCSO) Deputies, and Rocky Mountain Ambulance (RMA) responded to a structure fire at 3016 W. Loucks.  SFR’s initial arriving engine company found an approximate 10’ by 16’ outbuilding on fire.  The crew began applying water to the exterior of the building and surrounding trees and brush to limit extension to other structures followed by extinguishing the main body of fire.  Goose Valley firefighters arrived on scene and supported firefighting efforts along with providing a water supply from a water tender apparatus.  The incident was safely controlled and turned over to a State Fire Investigator.  No civilians, animals, or fire personnel were injured during this incident.

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On January 13, 2022, at 09:17 SFR, Tongue River Fire District (TRFD), and Wyoming Highway Patrol responded to Mile Marker 17 Interstate 90 Westbound for a Hazardous Material incident.  SFR’s initial arriving engine company found a semi truck leaking diesel fuel from one of the saddle tanks.  The tank had been ruptured from large debris on the roadway, cousin the release of approximately 130 gallons of diesel fuel.  Both fire crews worked to contain the spilled product and then focused their efforts to stop the leak.  Once the leak was stopped initial clean up ensued.  No injuries to civilians or fire crews occurred during the incident.


At 09:23 the same day, SFR, GVFD, RMA, SCSO, TRFD, and Dayton Fire Department (DFD) responded to a structure fire at 247 Decker Rd.  The first arriving SFR unit reported an approximately 100’ by 50’ barn with smoke exiting from the eaves of the roof on all sides.  After an acceptable number of firefighters arrived on scene and a water supply was established from water tender apparatus, the fire was brought safely under control relatively quickly for the size of the building.  Positive pressure ventilation was established to remove the smoke and heat from the building.  8 goats were safely evacuated from their holding pens and moved to the exterior.  No injuries occurred to civilians or fire personnel and the scene was turned over to the State Fire Investigator.



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On January 16, 2022, at 21:04, SFR responded to a smoke investigation at 145 W. 16th St.  During the response additional information changed to a structure fire with an occupant trapped inside.  GVFD, RMA, and Sheridan Police Department (SPD) officers responded to the scene.  SFR’s initial engine company arrived on scene and were able to remove an occupant from the building.  RMA transferred the lone occupant to the hospital.  The fire was controlled quickly, ventilation established to clear the area of smoke and heat, and the scene was turned over to a SFR Origin and Cause Investigator.  No injuries occurred to fire personnel and the investigation is ongoing at this time.


Sheridan Fire-Rescue would like to remind everyone about the importance of working smoke alarms.  Please see the attached video:  https://youtu.be/vjT-wxP-1nE




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.    

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Sheridan Fire Rescue now has an Instagram account. To get more frequent updates on what our Firefighters are up to, search Sheridan Fire Rescue on Instagram and follow. 


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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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