Another year in the books. The annual firefighter appreciation dinner took place in December. Drum Roll please...
Firefighter of the Year was presented to Firefighter Mike Conger. Congrats brother! Chiefs award was presented to firefighter Bill Dixon. Thank you both for your continued dedication to the district and department.
The firefighter with the most calls and most trainings, for the 6th year in a row goes to Lt. Toni Russell. Your commitment is undeniable and we thank you LT.
This year we are going to put out a survey to our district. We will have the link here soon for you all. It is part of our strategic planning session in 2019. We will also have our crew fill out surveys to see how they are feeling about the progress or lack of in the department. Our goal is to be the best department we can for all of you.
Look for that soon.
Fire Wise: This new year brings a great new program to our district. We will be offering classes and doing free inspections of your home and property to help you make your home fire wise. Wildland fires are only going to continue and grow in intensity in the coming years. our program will help you help us save your homes. Stay tuned for that
Last Years accomplishments:
The water tank project was completed. The tank located in the Copper Creek area is now there for filling apparatus in case of a fire. A big Thank You to our Chief for the tireless work he put in to get it completed. Another big Thank you to the board, for their commitment to the project got it done. Thank you Joe Vrbas, Rod Sale, Rob Firth, Davis and Mike Thompson.
We gained 2 new firefighters which is great! Our Lieutenant received her Fire Officer 1 certification as well as the Wildfire Mitigation Specialist certification. Our Captain got his Firefighter 2 certification as well as became a state fire proctor. 2 of our firefighters have a couple more steps to get Firefighter 1 certification and the 2 new firefighters will start their classes January.
Chief and Captain Martin will begin building wildland truck 292 starting in January. This will increase our wild land trucks capabilities to access some of the more remote areas of our district.
The crew thanks you, our community for all the support you have shown us this past year. We will continue to serve with integrity, drive and commitment to all of you.