Welcome to our website! On this site you will get valuable information from services provided, programs offered, annual statistics, dates of monthly board meetings and much more. Our department takes great pride in public relations opportunities and we are here to serve you! Besides responding to emergencies, we offer many programs to assure the public is prepared for emergencies. We offer CPR, first aid, fire evacuation drills, fire extinguisher training and we have a residential smoke detector program to name a few. Using this site, contact us for additional information. We strive to provide great services through evaluating and planning.
It was an exciting and very productive year for our fire district. The community came together and approved a referendum to build a second fire station, and to staff it. That work has begun and we anticipate the ground breaking to occur in August with a completion date in the early summer of 2024. We hired two additional full-time firefighters and 7 part-time firefighters. We are currently staffed with 6 firefighters on shift per day which is the best staffing we have ever had! This staffing is essential to properly staff multiple apparatus for multiple calls.
We completed a 5-year strategic plan that we started in 2021 with the help of an external stakeholders committee. This plan is our blue print to assure we continue providing the best services possible to our community. That plan can be viewed on this site at the bottom of this message. I am proud to say almost 90% of that plan has been completed or is in-progress.
We placed a new fire engine and brush fire truck in service. These replaced apparatus that were more than 20 years old. A new ambulance was ordered and is expected to be delivered in 2024. Our 2006 fire engine was sent out to be refurbished and is expected to be back in service by March of this year. That will become the primary response engine for fire station 2.
We purchased new battery extrication tools that are much more efficient than hydraulic tools. We replaced two automatic defibrillators that were outdated. We purchased 7 new multi-band radios and a new piercing nozzle.
We hired a full-time fire inspector to meet the growing demands of the district. The fire inspector is responsible for all commercial and industrial fire inspections, building plan reviews and business complaints. We inspect over 300 occupancies annually.
Our firefighters completed over 12,000 training hours to assure their skills are ready for all emergencies.
We completed over 200 public education hours to include CPR classes, fire extinguisher training, fire drills and fire prevention classes.
We look forward to a more exciting 2023 and we will continue to strive to provide the best service to you! A list of all our accomplishments is included in the 2022 annual report on this site. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me.
Trevor Herrmann CFO
To view our 2022 Strategic Plan, click here!