Sunday, November 4, 2018

Vehicle Accident with Vegetation Fire

Interstate 40 -

On November 4, 2018 just after 1 PM, Pinion Pine firefighters received an alarm for a motor vehicle accident on Interstate 40, mile marker 68 westbound with a secondary vegetation fire which brought the response of Rescue Squad 51, Engine 521 and Chief 501.

SQ 51 was first to arrive with a vehicle on the shoulder, fully involved with a quarter acre vegetation fire. All occupants were out of the vehicle and uninjured. SQ 51 stopped forward progress of the vegetation fire before extinguishing the vehicle which was a complete loss. Per the accident party, the vehicle sustained a blowout which caused them to spin out and end up on the shoulder, shortly after, the vehicle/brush was ignited.

All occupants were uninjured and no firefighter injuries were reported. The number three lane was closed for roughly one hour while fire personnel worked but caused no traffic delays.

Story by Battalion Chief Ron Hood | Pinion Pine Fire District
Photo by Engineer Beau Jackson | Pinion Pine Fire District

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Wrong Way Driver Causes Accident

Interstate 40 -

On Friday, November 2, 2018 at 7:50 PM, Rescue Squad 51 was dispatched to Interstate 40 at the 66 mile marker for a motor vehicle accident involving multiple vehicles including a commercial vehicle. SQ 51 arrived to find a three vehicle collision; a semi with light damage to the trailer, a minivan with light damage to the passenger side and a passenger car with heavy damage to the passenger side. 

SQ 51 began to triage the scene, locating six patients for evaluation. After a quick evaluation of all the patients, a second ambulance was requested for a total of two patients for transport. Both patients were transported by ground to an area hospital with minor injuries.

The incident occurred after a commercial vehicle entered Interstate 40 west bound wrong way and attempted to turn around on the Interstate, causing two westbound vehicles to strike the tractor trailer. Interstate 40 westbound traffic was diverted to exit 66 (Blake Ranch Rd) while all travel lanes were closed during the incident.

Story by Battalion Chief Ron Hood | Pinion Pine Fire District
Photos by Firefighter David Menjivar | Pinion Pine Fire District

Commercial Vehicle Fire

Interstate 40 - 

On Saturday, October 27th at 6:45 pm, Pinion Pine firefighters were dispatched to a commercial vehicle fire on Interstate 40 at the 64 mile marker westbound which brought the response of Rescue Squad 51, Engine 511 and Engine 521.

Smoke showing
SQ 51 was the first arriving unit with a fully involved semi trailer and 1/4 vegetation fire. SQ 51 deployed an a wildland pre-connect and stopped the forward progress of the vegetation fire. E511 and E521 arrived on scene and deployed 1-3/4 CAFS pre-connects and obtained a quick knock down on the trailer, which was hauling plastic. Crew remained on scene and overhauled the trailer with the assistance of an ADOT front end loader.

No civilian or firefighter injuries were reported and one lane of travel was closed for roughly three hours while firefighters worked. The cause of the fire was undetermined.

Story By Battalion Chief Ron Hood | Pinion Pine Fire District
Photos by Pinion Pine Fire District

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Vehicle Accident with Fatality

Interstate 40 -

On April 22, 2018 at 4:15 AM, Pinion Pine firefighters received and alarm for a vehicle vs semi accident near mile marker 62 on Interstate 40 which brought the response of Squad 51 from Fire Station 52 (fs52). Squad 51 arrived on scene to find a pickup truck under a semi trailer with heavy entanglement. Rescue 525 was dispatched for man power, further extrication equipment and lighting.

The paramedic on Squad 51 determined the single occupant of the pick up was deceased and a lengthy extrication was needed to extricate them. The driver of the semi truck was uninjured in the accident and refused medical care on scene. Fire crews were on scene for roughly four hours and one lane was closed. The cause of the accident is being investigated by the Arizona Department of Public Safety. No firefighter injuries were reported.

Story by : Batt. Chief  Ron Hood
Photos by: Firefighter Tory Mortensen

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Morning Vehicle Fire / Vegetation Fire

Highway 93 -

On March 15, 2017 at 9:47 am, Pinion Pine firefighters received an alarm for a passenger vehicle fire on State Route 93 at mile marker 92 southbound with extension into the vegetation. This brought the response of E513 and E521 from Fire Station 52 (fs52). Both units arrived on scene in 12 minutes to find a single passenger car fully involved with a tenth of an acre extension into the vegetation. Each engine deployed inch and half attack lines and began suppressing both fires, with containment in 9 minutes. No one was injured in the incident but the vehicle was a complete loss.

Story and Photo by Ron Hood | Battalion Chief

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Fill the Boot - Childrens Miracle Network

Kingman, Az -

For the past 7 years, the Pinion Pine Fire District has teamed up with the Love's Travel Stop store #272 during the month of September to collect donations for the Children's Miracle Network in a "fill the boot" drive. All of the money donated goes to an area hospital, in our case Phoenix Children's Hospital. Store #272 has placed 1st in their district of 8 stores four of the last five years totaling roughly $40,000. This year, the goal has been set for $8,500.

BC/PM Daniel Zandvliet, FF/EMT Brian Abraham and FF Quentin Lopez

Every weekend through the month of September, PNP firefighters will be at the Love's Travel Stop store #272 at Exit 59 on Interstate 40, from 10AM - 3PM, but the store itself is excepting donations 24/7. During the Labor day weekend, PNP firefighters collected $1,364 with a store total of $2,200. If you have the time, come meet the guys and help the kids at Phoenix Children's Hospital.

FF Quentin Lopez accepts a donation from a little girl.
Story By Captain/EMT Ron Hood

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Fire Districts Receives Air Monitoring Safety Equipment

Both the Pinion Pine Fire District and Pine Lake Fire District have obtained new 4 gas air monitoring safety equipment. Each fire district has received one 4 gas monitor, and Pinion Pine also obtained a 5 gas monitor. This equipment was obtained from a grant via the "Firefighter Support Foundation" which is a non profit private organization. The grant which was for $4000.00, covered the cost of the air monitors themselves and the equipment needed to calibrate and maintain them. During the grant process, both fire districts worked together to apply as a regional application, so that both agencies would have like equipment in the event of mutual aid responses. As such, Kingman Fire is also in the process of obtaining a grant for like equipment and all three agencies worked together in performing an evaluation of the different air monitors which are on the market today.

Local fire equipment vendor LN Curtis has worked hard on getting the pricing of the equipment to meet the grant limits, and all the agencies will be using the Dräger Model XAM 2500, and XAM 5000 air monitors. This will allow for all three fire departments to have like equipment and be able to assist each other during emergencies or other service calls. This equipment is critical in ensuring that the air which the public or firefighters are operating in is safe and it does so by testing for the following gases or environments: oxygen, methane (explosive limits), carbon monoxide, hydrogen sulfide and hydrogen cyanide. In-service training from LN Curtis and Dräger has now been completed and these air monitors are now in service and on the fire apparatus today.

Left to right: PNP Batt. Chief Daniel Zandvliet, LN Curtis rep Gary Norton and Tom Larsen, PNP-FF Cameron Udall, PNP-FF/EMT Brain Abraham, PNP-FF David Menjivar, PNP-FF/EMT Zach Oliver and PNL Fire Chief John Sticka.
 Story by Battalion Chief Daniel Zandvliet, Pinion Pine Fire District