Established in 1952, the Grand Valley & District Fire Department provides fire services for the communities of Amaranth, East Garafraxa and Grand Valley.
“I am pleased to provide you with this new Fire Department website. Our mission is to protect lives, property, and the environment within the communities served through education, prevention, and emergency response. We continually look to the future for opportunities and ways to improve the service we provide. The men and women of the Grand Valley & District Fire Department are proud and grateful for the opportunity to serve those who live, work and play here.”—Kevin McNeilly, Fire Chief
The goal of the fire prevention is to maintain a minimum level of fire & life safety for the general public in public buildings throughout the community, through education and enforcement of applicable codes and standards.
The Grand Valley & District Fire Department offers a wide range of public education services including programs and literature.
Firefighters regularly deliver fire & life safety education programs throughout the community including, preschool and grade school fire safety, senior fire safety, workplace fire safety, fire extinguisher use, and other safety programs.
The Grand Valley & District Fire Department is ready to respond to emergencies 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, 365 days a year.
The department responds to fires, motor vehicle incidents, medical emergencies, utility emergencies, carbon monoxide alarms and performs rescue services, along with other public services.
Fire Protection in the form of suppression is a primary function of the department. We attend a wide variety of fire type incidents: brush fires, structure fires, dumpster fires, and so on. The GVDFD also provides both mutual and automatic aid to surrounding departments.
WOULD YOU LIKE TO JOIN?
Volunteering with the Grand Valley& District Fire Department can be an incredible way to give back to your community. You need more than just a desire to help people; You also need courage and dedication, assertiveness and a willingness to face new challenges. Our service is one of which calls on its members to perform hot, sweaty, dirty, strenuous work often in uncertain and hazardous environments.
We also guarantee that your time spent volunteering with us will be one of the most rewarding experiences you've ever had. The next step is to read and familiarize yourself with our Information Booklet
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Feel free to drop by our practice nights, held Every Thursday at the Grand Valley Fire Hall.
Practice begins at 7:00pm sharp.