Fire School is our opportunity to educate our local officials on emergency services. Each student in Fire School is assigned a union firefighter host to ensure a personalized educational experience. The purpose is to define terms, show probable workloads, and compare staffing at emergent scenes so that we may provide a clearer picture of our profession. We spend the day partially in a classroom teaching our officials about the Unified Fire Authority and the firefighting profession. The majority of the day is spent in medical and fire scenarios so that the students may have first hand knowledge and experience with our day to day operations.



The 15th annual Fire School 101 was held on May 24th 2019 at Fire Training Tower in Magna.  In attendance were 13 elected officials, stakeholders and key decision makers. The day started at 730 a.m. with a classroom presentation taught by Local 1696 President Steve Quinn and Unified Fire Authority Fire Chief Dan Petersen. The guests participated in hands on skills including a live fire with full firefighter ensemble, hose and mannequin drag, extrication tools, confined space maze and ladder Climb. Each host and support team member volunteered their time for the benefit of our profession. It was a wonderful day with lessons learned by the students and hosts alike. Massive thanks go the organizers, supporters, participants


Representatives included:

Alta - Chris Cawley

Brighton/Big Cottonwood - Keith Zuspan

Cottonwood Heights - Councilmember Tali Bruce

Granite Community Council - Greg Schiffman

Holladay - Councilmember Brett Graham

KSL Channel 5 - Alex Cabrero

Magna - Councilmember Trish Hull

Midvale - Mayor Robert Hale

Riverton - Councilmember Tawney McCay

Sandy Hills Community Council - Ron Faerber

 Ashley Spatafore (Capstone Strategies)

 UFA - Nile Easton & Talsan Schulzke