Welcome to our first ever newsletter and “Thank You” Carmen Glass for making it happen. Our goal with “Fire House News” is to keep our firefighters and our community informed of current and upcoming events and happenings within the fire department and public safety in general.
That being said – it is an exciting and busy time for us here in the fire department. We set out at the beginning of 2016 with a new strategic plan in place, new living quarters completed at station 1 and eager to move forward with the intent of building an even stronger volunteer based fire department. Two years in and, while not at 100% just yet, we are closing in on staffing 24/7 for medical and single engine response with the help of the volunteer shift program and some very dedicated volunteer firefighters. We have welcomed two new full time residents to the department and continue to add new volunteers to the roster.
Training has been intense and well attended in Fortuna and throughout the Eel River Valley with completions of this years’ fire academy, driver-operator program and most recently, wildland firefighter training. A huge thanks to Division Chief Rus Brown and all the instructors that put in the time and effort to make it happen.
Summer is now in full swing as is fire season and the preparation continues…
Lon Winburn – Fire Chief