Posts in Category: Fire

Lt. Dereck Willis Named Valdosta Employee of the Month 

From Left: Erin Willis, Lt. Dereck Willis, Fire Chief Freddie Broome and Mayor John Gayle. Valdosta Mayor John Gayle and Valdosta Fire Department Chief Freddie Broome honored Lt. Dereck Willis as the November 2017 Employee of the Month at the ... read more
 
Posted by Sementha Mathews Thursday, November 16, 2017 1:36:00 PM Categories: Fire Human Resources Press Release Public Information

Chief Franklin McMillan Named Employee of the Month 

Valdosta Mayor John Gayle, Valdosta Fire Chief Freddie Broome and Assistant Fire Chief Brian Boutwell honored Battalion Chief Franklin McMillan as the October 2017 Employee of the Month at the Oct. 12 City Council meeting. Chief McMillan received a ... read more
 
Posted by Sementha Mathews Wednesday, November 8, 2017 2:29:00 PM Categories: Fire Press Release Public Information

City Manager Larry Hanson Retires From Valdosta with Exceptional 42-Year Career 

Hanson has been named the Georgia Municipal Association Executive Director
Larry Hanson will retire from the City of Valdosta, effective Dec. 8 after 42 years of public service, 22 of which he served as the Valdosta City Manager. Hanson will assume his new role as the Georgia Municipal Association Executive Director,... read more
 
Posted by Sementha Mathews Wednesday, November 1, 2017 12:58:00 PM Categories: Administration City Council Engineering Finance Fire Human Resources Police Press Release Public Information Public Works Utilities

VFD Lt. Justin Ply Named 2017 Firefighter of the Year  

IN PHOTO: Administrative Battalion Chief Ronald Skrine, Lt. Justin Ply, and Exchange Club President Brittny Hammock. Lt. Justin Ply has been hanging around fire departments since age 15, when older friends of the family mentored him into what ... read more
 
Posted by Sementha Mathews Wednesday, October 25, 2017 2:14:00 PM Categories: Fire Press Release Public Information

VPD Offers Tips for a Safe Halloween 

The Valdosta Police Department has announced that the city's annual trick-or-treating festivities will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 31, from 6 to 9 p.m. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Valdosta youth are a part of an estimated 41 million... read more
 
Posted by Sementha Mathews Monday, October 23, 2017 1:36:00 PM Categories: Fire Police Press Release Public Information

VFD Hosts Second Annual Firefighters Ball 

Public event raises funds and awareness for cancer and other illnesses for the Valdosta/Lowndes County community
The Valdosta Fire Department is hosting the Second Annual Firefighters Ball on Saturday, Nov.11, 2017, from 7 to 10 p.m., at the James H. Rainwater Conference Center, located at 1 Meeting Place in Valdosta. The night of food and fun will raise... read more
 
Posted by Sementha Mathews Thursday, October 19, 2017 9:26:00 AM Categories: Fire Press Release Public Information

Mayor’s Christmas Motorcade Brings Cheer to Parkwood Patients 

The City of Valdosta is making the holiday season special for persons with developmental disabilities and behavioral health needs who reside at the Parkwood Developmental Center. On Wednesday, Dec. 6, at 10 a.m., Mayor John Gayle, VFD Fire Chief... read more
 
Posted by Sementha Mathews Wednesday, October 18, 2017 12:13:00 PM Categories: City Council Fire Press Release Public Information

Lt. Jeffrey Talley Honored as Employee of the Month 

In Photo from left: VFD Assistant Fire Chief Brian Boutwell, Lt. Jeffrey Talley, Mayor John Gayle, and VFD Fire Chief Freddie Broome. Valdosta Mayor John Gayle and Valdosta Fire Department Chief Freddie Broome honored Lt. Jeffrey Talley as... read more
 
Posted by Sementha Mathews Wednesday, September 27, 2017 11:31:00 AM Categories: Fire Press Release Public Information

VFD Lt. Herpin Honored for Act of Bravery 

In photo: (from left) Firefighter Jamie Sapp, Firefighter Nicholas Bishop, Sergeant Isaac Harris, and Lt. John Herpin. The Valdosta City Council recognized Lt. John Herpin of the Valdosta Fire Department for being selected as a recipient of... read more
 
Posted by Sementha Mathews Thursday, September 21, 2017 6:51:00 PM Categories: Fire Press Release Public Information

GSAR Team Deploys to Assist Camden County 

View video of deployment The Georgia Search and Rescue (GSAR) Task Force 2 team, managed by the Valdosta Fire Department, received orders on Sept. 12, at approximately 11 a.m., to deploy to Camden County to provide search and rescue support. A ... read more
 
Posted by Sementha Mathews Tuesday, September 12, 2017 5:34:00 PM Categories: Fire Press Release Public Information
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