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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.

West Loucks Street

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.

Decker Road Fire

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:

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

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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. 


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.


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.

Setting Up Nozzle



      A Shift Personnel Setting Up Nozzle.

Setting hose

      A Shift Personnel  Hooking Up Fire Hose To Engine.

Spraying Water

     A Shift Personnel Spraying Water From Top of Engine.

ZM Hooking Up to Hydrant

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

Spray Water

     A Shift Personnel Kyle Johnson monitoring gauges on Truck 1.


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

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