FVFD will be hosting an Open House on Saturday, April 6 2019, with all activities taking place on Brown Street between Main & Berding.
FVFD Open House Flyer
|• Tour the Fire Hall and view the Fire and Rescue equipment.
||11:00 to 2:00
|• Jaws demonstration: Co2 will demonstrate how to cut up a car.
||11:00 to 11:30
|• Medical eq. and training demonstrated by Co. 4
||11:40 to 12:00
|• Rescue ropes and Air Bags demonstrated by Co.1
||12:10 to 12:40
|• Firefighter Tactics demonstrated by Co.3
||12:50 to 1:20
|• Live Fire: Doll house burn demonstrated by the Chiefs
||1:30 to 2:00
|• Fire extinguisher training (live fire)
||11:00 to 2:00
Also at the Ferndale Vol. Open House
- Red Cross info
- Northern California Community Blood Bank’s mobile unit
- FVFD Dept. History and Members
- Ferndale Fire Protection District information
Stop by to see your fire Department at work
Free Hot Dog lunch served from 12:00 to 1:00
At the Annual Dinner on March 3, 2019, Company 1 Lt. Robert Anderson was presented with the FVFD Fireman of the Year award.
Robert joined FVFD in 2015 and has completed the fire academy and obtained an EMT license.
FVFD will be hosting a community blood drive at the fire hall, on Wednesday, Feb. 13th. Come donate a pint between 1600 and 1930 (4pm to 7:30pm for those of you who don’t live on 24 hour clocks) and we’ll thank you by serving you a free steak dinner.
Today local volunteer fire departments received a shipment of nearly 90 new self-contained breathing apparatuses worth just under $85,000. This life-saving equipment was funded by Measure Z and will help ensure volunteer fire equipment is not only up to industry standards, but is interoperable with other departments when they respond to mutual aid calls. FVFD received 22 new bottles.
At our annual dinner Saturday night, Tom Grinsell was presented with the 2015 Fireman of the Year award. Earlier in the evening, Tom was also presented with a 30 year pin. During his long service to FVFD, Tom has filled many positions, including chief from 2008 to 2013. He currently is managing our I Am Responding program, helping manage the Explorer program, and helping restore the 1955 American LaFrance. Thank you Tom for all you’ve done for the department the last 3 decades.
This is the second time Tom has been selected as Fireman of the Year, previously winning the award in 1995.
At the June 4th meeting, FVFD voted in Quincy Russ who completed his probationary period. Quincy recently graduated from the Eel River Fire Academy. He will be joining Company 4.
The long awaited replacement for 7323 finally arrived in Ferndale. The new engine, manufactured by Rosenbauer, in South Dakota, will be designated as 7313. The change from 7323 to 7313 is mostly due to the new seating capacity. While the old Engine 3 could only seat 3, the new engine has seating for 5.
The engine has some work to be done on it before it can be placed in service. It is expected to be in service mid June.
Last night at the FVFD meeting, Rus Brown from Fortuna Fire handed out the diplomas for the 2015 Fire Academy graduates. Congratulations to Robert Anderson, Quincy Russ, Adam Hartley, and not pictured, Gillian Gallagher and Barbara James. Thanks for putting in all that extra time for training the last few months.
FVFD will be hosting a community blood drive at the fire hall, on Wednesday, Feb. 25th. Come donate a pint between 1600 and 1930 (4pm to 7:30pm for those of you who don’t live on 24 hour clocks) and we’ll thank you by serving you a free dinner.
Matt Knowles, Captain of Company 1, and owner of Aesthetic Design & Photography, has been working hard on a redesign of the FVFD web site, which you can now see. As more and more people access the web on phones and tablets, Matt wanted to make the site more accessible for people using those devices.
Another major goal in the redesign was to include more information on the apparatus we currently have, and the historical apparatus the department has owned.
Matt’s also been busy scanning lots of historical photos. They’ve been added to our website at history.ferndalefire.org, but with the new design those photos are better integrated into our main site here. While you can view the photos here, if you go over to the history.ferndalefire.org site, you can search for photos by keyword, as well as order prints, or purchase items such as t-shirts and mugs with your favorite photos.
If you have historical photos of Ferndale Volunteer Fire Department members, activities, or apparatus that you don’t see here, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.