Parley’s Canyon fire 100% contained within a week

August 29, 2021

Reading Time: < 1 minute On Saturday, Aug. 14, a fire broke out in Parley’s Canyon, east of Salt Lake City, spreading across 541 acres. The cause of the fire was a human-equipment error, sparked by a “catalytic converter in poor working condition” which ejected hot particles along the roadside, as stated on the Utah Fire Info Facebook page. The […]

Poor air quality in Utah Valley from northwest fires

August 19, 2021

Reading Time: 2 minutes Hazy air and smoky skies have been frequenting Utah County over the past few weeks, with a haze so dense on some days the mountains aren’t visible. The Air Quality Index (AQI) runs on a scale of 1-50. An AQI level below 50 is clean and poses little to no risk to the public. When […]

Range Fire on Mount Timp continues to burn as evacuees return home

October 21, 2020

Reading Time: 2 minutes Residents throughout Utah County could see the glow of massive flames curling off of Mount Timpanogos throughout Saturday and much of Sunday.  The fire, which is being referred to as the Range Fire, originated at the Orem Police Gun Range near the base of the mountain and was started by target shooting. The officer allegedly […]

Two cars burn in mock crime fire

February 15, 2019

Reading Time: 2 minutes Forensic science students analyze mock vehicle fire crime scene. On Tuesday, Feb. 12, two cars were lit on fire in a controlled burn by the Fire Recruit Candidate Academy at UVU in a criminal recreation of an arson crime. Students in the Advanced Crime Scene Techniques course were instructed to arrive on the scene the […]

Festival highlights lives of American Indians

December 10, 2012

Reading Time: 2 minutes The 2nd Annual American Indian Film Festival, hosted at Utah Valley University featured films to celebrate the American Indian culture and their women. Apache 8 and Miss. Navajo were within the selection of films.

Risk for summer infernos raised by lack of moisture

July 16, 2012

Reading Time: 3 minutes As firefighters quench flames, Utah continues to be at a high risk for fires. There are eight active large wildland fires in the state that has burned over 176,000 acres and are causing long term effects. These wildland fires have long-term effect. Dan Cather, UVU’s Utah Fire and Rescue Academy Wildland Coordinator, explained that this […]

Fire and Rescue Academy honored as Best of State

July 2, 2012

Reading Time: 2 minutes For the second year in a row, the Utah Fire and Rescue Academy (UFRA) of Utah Valley University was recognized as Best of State for Public Safety in the Community Development-Public Sector category. The Best of State Recognition and Awards Program names individuals, organizations, and businesses in both the public and private sector for outstanding […]

Emergency Services conference schedule, April 5-6

April 5, 2012

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Institute of Emergency Services and Homeland Security will hold a two-day conference for students focusing on emergency preparedness and disaster response, April 5-6 in the Sorensen Student Center.   The conference will feature keynote speakers, from former FBI members and psychologists to policemen and firefighters, who have a complete background and extensive knowledge of […]