After action notes including units dispatched, channels utilized, key individuals and incident benchmarks.Prepared by : Salt Lake Valley Emergency Communications Center (VECC)
On the afternoon of September 19th, 2010, around 1300 hours, Salt Lake Valley Emergency Communications Center (VECC) received several reports from citizens in the City of Herriman and surrounding areas that there were large amounts of light smoke in the area. They believed it was coming over the mountain from the south of them near the military base Camp Williams. Engine and Auxiliary 103 of the Unified Fire Department were dispatched to investigate. Within several minutes units arrived in the area confirming visible smoke from south of the mountain. Units were informed there was active weapons training at Camp Williams prior to the smoke being seen. Units responded to the top of Arnold Hollow and established that the fire was not near our jurisdiction and there were several fire breaks still in place. Additionally, information was received from Utah Valley Special Service District Dispatch Center (UVSSD) that the fire was confirmed to be on Camp William’s property and it was under control. At that time units advised they would be available for other calls but would continue to monitor the situation.
Approximately two hours later, VECC began receiving a large number of calls from citizens regarding a field on fire in the Cove area of Herriman. Most callers were reporting visible smoke only. With the information given it was believed to be the fire reported earlier at Camp Williams. However, because the Center was becoming inundated with calls, the on duty supervisors requested units respond and reassess the situation. Units were dispatched back out to the scene at 15:20 hours. After obtaining further information from Camp Williams and UVSSD, and gathering a current weather report, a full assignment was dispatched at 15:48 and Incident Command was established.