2013 History


Chief: Tom Grinsell
Asst. Chief: Daniel DelBiaggio
Asst. Chief: Jerry Lema

Fireman of the Year: Rick Nicholson

Fire & Medical Calls

Medical 160
Structure Fires 13
Vegetation Fires 6
Misc Fires 19
Traffic Accidents 12
Public Assist 35
Hazardous Conditions 10
Misc & False Alarms 11
Total 266

Company 1

  • Capt. Don Bowen
  • Lt. Andy Titus
  • Marc Daniels
  • Matt Knowles
  • Ralph Lopez
  • Adam Pillar
  • John Snyder

Company 2

  • Capt. D. DelBiaggio, Jr.
  • Lt. Shane McKay
  • Leo Basler
  • Tyson Boynton
  • Dustin DelBiaggio
  • Francis Enos
  • Travis Grinsell
  • Jack Smith
  • Josh Smith
  • Mike Thomas

Company 3

  • Capt. Jif D'Aguanno
  • Lt. Josh Adams
  • Dennis DelBiaggio
  • Tom Ford
  • Byran McWaters
  • John Miller
  • Brian Morrison
  • Terry O'Reilly

Company 4

  • Capt. Rick Nicholson
  • Lt. Becca Ackley
  • Paul Diaz
  • Troy Land
  • Becca Robison

2/17/2013 - Firemen's Games

Company 2 won the hose lay, Company 3 won the buckets and water polo, but still had to cook the hamburgers.

3/2/2013 - Annual Dinner

Fireman's games trophies were presented, and the Fireman of the Year award for 2013 was presented Jack Smith.

3/21/2013 - Mutual Aid Ladder Truck Drill

Eureka brought their brand new 8181 articulated ladder truck, and Fortuna brought over their ladder truck for a drill on Main Street.

5/16/2013 - Ventilation Drill

Ventilation and ladder drill at the fairgrounds

5/30/2013 - Cal Fire Helicopter Drill

Cal Fire brought in 102 from Kneeland for a drill on packaging and helicopter scene safety.

6/21/2013 - Log Fire at Centerville Beach

FVFD was called out to extinguish a log that was burning on the beach. Cal Fire responded with a unit to check our work, because it might have been to tough for just a single department to extinguish, and the beach was at risk for burning down.

7/4/2013 - 4th of July Firetruck Rides

The night before the rides, Jerry Lema had to do an emergency tire repair on the '23 LaFrance.

10/10/2013 - Fire Prevention Demo at the Preschool

Jerry Lema and Matt Knowles showed the youngsters how to spray water and not be afraid of firemen.

12/1/2013 - Putting Up the Christmas Lights

One of the nicest mornings we've had to put lights up. A little surprise from PG&E at the end, but they look pretty good this year.

12/25/2013 - Santa Delivering Bicycles

Christmas morning Company 1 helped Santa deliver some bicycles to needy kids.