2011 History


Chief: Tom Grinsell
Asst. Chief: Don Bowen
Asst. Chief: Dennis DelBiaggio

Fireman of the Year: Daniel DelBiaggio

Company 1

  • Capt. Matt Knowles
  • Lt. Andy Titus
  • Marc Daniels
  • Randy Lorenzo
  • Shane McKay
  • Blake Nilsen
  • Adam Pillar
  • John Snyder
  • Andy Titus
  • Nick Twight

Company 2

  • Capt. Travis Grinsell
  • Lt. Daniel DelBiaggio, Jr.
  • Leo Basler
  • Tyson Boynton
  • Daniel DelBiaggio
  • Jerry Lema
  • Jason Queen
  • Jack Smith
  • Josh Smith
  • Mike Thomas

Company 3

  • Capt. Byran McWaters
  • Lt. Jif D'Aguanno
  • Josh Adams
  • Brett Boynton
  • Doug Brown
  • Mike Ferguson
  • Tom Ford
  • John Miller
  • Brian Morrison
  • Terry O'Reilly

Company 4

  • Capt. Rick Nicholson
  • Lt. Sabrina Kinsey
  • Becca Ackley
  • Manuel Enos
  • Troy Land
  • Will Scott

2/19/2011 - Firemen's Games

Company 2 won the Hose Lay and Buckets, Company 4 won the Water Polo, and Company 1 cooked the hamburgers.

Place Hose Lay Buckets Water Polo
First Co. 2 Co. 2 Co. 4
Second Co. 4 Co. 1 Co. 1
Third Co. 3 Co. 3 Co. 3
Fourth Co. 1 Co. 4 Co. 2
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2/26/2011 - Annual Dinner

Awards from the games were presented and John Miller received the 2010 Fireman of the Year award.

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3/19/2011 - Auto Extrication Training in Redding

Daniel DelBiaggio, Matt Knowles, Byran McWaters, John Miller, and Rick Nicholson attended an auto extrication seminar in Redding. It was wet and bitterly cold but it was a great class and they all learned some great tips.

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4/9/2011 - Fire Hall Workday

Projects included remodeling the equipment room and fixing the flagpole.

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5/1/2011 - Fire Academy Fire Trailer Training

Ferndale members both attended and help train during the Fire Trailer class in Fortuna.

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5/26/2011 - Barn Fire

FVFD responded to a barn fire out on Goble. Photos by Caroline Titus, Ferndale Enterprise

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6/8/2011 - Every Fifteen Minutes

FVFD was one of several agencies that participated in this drunk driver awareness program at Ferndale High School.

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6/30/2011 - Auto Extrication Drill

The members who went to the training in Redding passed on their new skills to the rest of the department.

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10/1/2011 - Rope Drill

Low Angle Rope Rescue was taught at cardboard hill.

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10/9/2011 - FVFD/Fortuna Propane Drill

Ferndale Volunteer Fire Department and Fortuna Volunteer Fire Department co-hosted a propane gas drill. The Western Propane Gas Association put on the drill and Sequoia Gas and Blue Star Gas donated the propane.

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10/27/2011 - Fernbridge Truck Crash

Fernbridge withstood another attack, proving once again how tough it is.

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12/4/2011 - Putting Up Christmas Lights

A cold but dry morning greeted us this year as we once again hung lights on America's Tallest Living Christmas Tree.

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