40 Years of Fire Protection
Please join us to honor the Volunteers who started it all...
Dale White, Fred Casselius, Gaylen Lundquist, Jack Bose, Chuck
Kitterman, John Kratz, Dave Tennant, Bob Tousley, Weaver Simonsen,
John DeWilde, Bill Palmer, Joe Palmer
On Saturday, September 5, 2015, 5 members of the Valley Center
Fire Department ascended 110 floors in full firefighting gear
while participating in the San Diego 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb.
This annual event is sponsored by the San Diego City Firefighters
Association to benefit Firefighter-Aid, a San Diego based
501(c)(3) that cares for Firefighters and their families in
time of crisis and need. Donations from this event will also
benefit these three other amazing charities, The National
Fallen Firefighters Association, Psych-Armor support systems
and the Firefighter Cancer Support Network. Valley
Center Firefighters are committed to the community we serve
and will never forget our brothers and sisters who lost their
lives on September 11, 2001.
to our Valley Center Firefighters who met their goal of raising
$1000.00 to support San Diego local charities and doing their
part to honor the memory of those members of public safety
who paid the ultimate price on 9-11-2001.
March 29, 2015, Scout Troop 619 stopped by VCFPD Station
1 to achieve their "Redi-man Badge". Joe Basinski gave a 1.5
hour first aid program that included treatment of bites, stings,
splinting, burns, choking, unconsciousness, and CPR (performed
by Malcolm Baum with Ben Thompson supervising). The kids were
rewarded with 20 minutes in a "bounce house", followed by a
picture in front of E1611.
On March 24th and 25th firefighters from the Valley Center Fire
Protection District (VCFPD) visited the students and staff of
the High Sierra Academy to discuss fire safety. Firefighters
presented age-appropriate information about a variety of topics
including 9-1-1, "Stop, Drop and Roll", and what children should
do with found matches and lighters.
public education is an important component of the Fire District's
services. Fire safety knowledge, planning and preparation
truly saves lives and minimizes heartache.
more information about VCFPD public education or to schedule
a demonstration for your organization, please contact the
District Office @ 760-751-7600.