|Q.||Is the Layton City Fire Department full-time?
|A.||The Layton Fire Department is considered to be a combination Fire Department, utilizing both full-time employees and part-time employees. The department's on duty staffing consists of one battalion chief, two paramedic engine companies with three personnel each, one truck company with three personnel and three ambulances with two personnel each. The minimum daily staffing is 16 personnel split between the three fire stations.
|Q.||How many square miles does the Layton City Fire Department protect?
|A.||Layton City Fire Department protects 25 square miles including unincorporated areas of Davis County. The Fire Department provides medical services at both basic life support and advanced life support levels. The department provides firefighting services, hazardous materials services, rescue, fire prevention, inspection, and so forth. In addition the department provides ambulance services for the Eastern portion of Hill Air Force Base and South Weber City.
|Q.||What services does Layton City Fire Department provide?
Emergency and Response Services:
- Fire Suppression and Extinguishment
- Fire Cause and Origin Investigations
- Ambulance Service at an EMT Intermediate Level (Scene Response and Intrafacility Transfers)
- Paramedic Rescue Services (Advanced Life Support)
- Hazardous Materials Response (Operations and Technician Level)
- Technical Rescue Services (Trench / Confined Space, High Angle / Mountain Rescue, Automobile / Machinery Extrication.)
- Evidentiary Blood Draws For The Police Department (DUI and Drug Arrests)
- Ambulance Service at an EMT Intermediate Level to Hill Air Force Base
- Ambulance Service at an EMT Intermediate Level to South Weber City
Public Education and Relations Services:
- Elementary School All Risk Education Program ( All Elementary Schools in Layton City)
- Fire Prevention Week Open House
- EMS Week Presentation
- Fire Extinguisher and Safety Class to Local Businesses
- Public Speaking and Fire Safety Education at Local Civic Groups as Requested
- CERT Training
- Fire Station Tours
- Blood Pressure Checks
- Ambulance Standby at High School Football Games and other Special Events
- Fourth of July Public Fireworks Display
Fire Prevention Services:
- Fire Code Compliance Inspections (Day Cares, Retail, Hospital, Manufacturing, Public Assembly, etc.)
- Engine Company Inspections on Commercial Occupancies (General Housekeeping, Pre-Fire Planning, Emergency Contact Information)
- Plan Reviews New Construction ( Site Access, Hydrant Location, Fire Alarm and Suppression Systems)
|Q.||What are the regulations covering open burning in Layton City?
Open Burning RegulationsCity, County and State laws regulate open Burning in Layton City. Burning in Davis County as a whole is limited to agricultural burning or a recreational fire as defined below. To qualify for agricultural open burning you must have 2 acres of farmland, which is used for crop growth or have a fruit orchard with 25 or more fruit trees. Agricultural open burning is limited to organic items, which are incidental, and essential to the agricultural operation "NO TRASH OR YARD WASTE". An example of items which may be burned are: fence lines on cultivated property, stubble fields, ditch banks, weeds when clearing land to be planted and trimmings from fruit trees when in conjunction with an orchard. State law requires that farmers who are going to burn those items notify the nearest fire department prior to burning. Layton City requires that you notify the fire department at (336-3940) and provide them with the start and end times of the burn, an address where the burning will occur, the name and a phone number of the responsible party for the burn and the materials that you will be burning. In addition, Layton City limits open burning to daylight hours and on days that the clean air index, provided by The Davis County Health Department, allows. All agricultural fires must be kept a minimum of 50 feet from structures. The responsible party must have a water supply or other means to control the fire. The fire must be constantly attended until completely out.
Layton City Fire Guidelines
Burning Allowed with Notification:
Camp Fires or recreational or cooking fires:
- Must be clean dry wood
- Must be kept under 3’ in diameter
- Must be kept under 2’ in pile height
- Must be kept a minimum 25’ from all structures and other combustibles
- Must be constantly attended by a person eighteen years of age or older
- Must have bucket of water hose or other means to extinguish
- Must be used solely for cooking or recreational purposes
- Must own the property or have written permission to kindle the fire
- Must have 2 acres of cultivated land or a fruit orchard of 25 or more fruit trees
- Must be incident to and essential to the agricultural operation
- Must be constantly attended
- To be conducted during daylight hours only
- Must have means to extinguish or control the fire
- Must be kept a minimum of 50’ from all structures
- Must comply with air quality index (except for ditch banks, cannel banks, fence lines on cultivated land. They are still asked to comply with air quality index)
- When any of the above burning is creating a public hazard the on duty fire officer may have the fire extinguished. When weather or other conditions make burning a hazard, such as winds etc. The officer on duty may deny all burning requests.
|Q.||Does Layton City Fire Department provide fire prevention services?
|A.||Layton Fire Department has an ongoing prevention program at the schools. The Department provides educational programs to preschools, babysitters, scouts, and other businesses requiring fire extinguisher training. These services are provided during the day or at special request by appointment only. The Kendal O. Bryant Fire Prevention Open House is held the 1st Wednesday in October at Fire Station 1.
|Q.||Do buildings in Layton City require any approval from the Fire Department?
|A.||Layton Fire Department has a full-time Fire Marshal and a full-time Fire Inspector. Their duties include inspection of buildings during the site plan phase, the building phase, and the maintenance of the building throughout its life. Fire inspections are carried out on an ongoing routine basis with special attention paid to new buildings.