Posts in Category: Fire

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 Tuesday, Dec. 6, at 10 a.m., Mayor John Gayle, VFD Fire Chief... read more
 
Posted by Sementha Mathews Wednesday, November 9, 2016 8:40:00 AM Categories: Administration Fire Press Release Public Information

VFD Graduates 18 from Citizens Fire Academy 

After nine weeks behind-the-scenes with the Valdosta Fire Department (VFD), 18 citizens graduated from the VFD Citizens Fire Academy, on Oct. 25. The program, in its third year, educates citizens and the business community about the services... read more
 
Posted by Sementha Mathews Thursday, October 27, 2016 10:57:00 AM Categories: Administration Fire Press Release Public Information

Mayor’s Council Recognizes Those who Improve Quality of Life for Persons with Disabilities 

Valdosta MCPD Award Recipients (from left): VFD Fire Chief Freddie Broome, VFD Firefighter Darren Williams, Mayor John Gayle, Public Works Director Richard Hardy, Public Works Superintendent DeMarcus Marshall and Public Works Coordinator Tonja... read more
 
Posted by Sementha Mathews Thursday, October 13, 2016 2:56:00 PM Categories: Administration Fire Press Release Public Information Public Works

VFD Emphasizes the Importance of Working Smoke Detectors During Fire Prevention Month 

October is National Fire Prevention Month, and the Valdosta Fire Department has once again planned a variety of educational activities for residents of all ages. One of the simplest ways for families to protect their loved ones from fire is to... read more
 
Posted by Sementha Mathews Thursday, September 29, 2016 12:22:00 PM Categories: Fire Press Release Public Information

VFD Receives $21K Homeland Security Grant for GSAR 

IN PHOTO: Ronnie Register (far right), Georgia Search and Rescue Coordinator for the Georgia Emergency Management Agency, presented a $21,000 Homeland Security Grant check to Valdosta Fire Chief Freddie Broome, who is accompanied by Assistant... read more
 
Posted by Sementha Mathews Friday, September 16, 2016 8:15:00 AM Categories: Fire Press Release Public Information

Community Gathers This Weekend to Remember and Honor 

Two events this weekend will provide gathering spots for citizens to remember and honor real heroes. Real Heroes—Celebrating our First Responders and Military On Saturday, Sept. 10, a collaboration of the City of Valdosta, Lowndes County,... read more
 
Posted by Sementha Mathews Tuesday, September 6, 2016 4:35:00 PM Categories: Fire Press Release Public Information

City Responds to TS Hermine 

Citizens’ safety the top priority; cleanup efforts expected to take weeks
The City of Valdosta is responding to the impact of Tropical Storm Hermine, even while storm conditions may continue through midday today. Persevering through hurricane-strength winds, large amounts of rainfall, power outages, and downed traffic... read more
 
Posted by Sementha Mathews Friday, September 2, 2016 11:02:00 AM Categories: Administration City Council Engineering Fire Police Press Release Public Information Public Works Utilities

VFD Hosts First Annual Firefighters Ball 

Event to raise money and awareness for local women and families
Have a ball, and make a difference doing it. The Valdosta Fire Department is hosting the First Annual Firefighters Ball on Oct. 15, 2016, to give the community a night of food and fun, but also to raise money for the work of Pink Heals Valdosta... read more
 
Posted by Sementha Mathews Thursday, September 1, 2016 9:45:00 AM Categories: Fire Press Release Public Information

Community Prepares for Tropical Storm 

View Press Release Issued by Lowndes County The National Weather Service has predicted that Tropical Storm Hermine, that was upgraded yesterday from Tropical Depression 9, will move through Valdosta and is expected to bring thunderstorms to our... read more
 
Posted by Sementha Mathews Wednesday, August 31, 2016 4:03:00 PM Categories: Administration City Council Engineering Fire Police Public Information Public Works Utilities

VFD Kicks off "Fill the Boot" Drive, Sept. 1-3 

Campaign benefits children and adults affected by muscle disease
The Valdosta Fire Department will kick off the firefighters' annual "Fill the Boot" fundraising campaign on Thursday, Sept. 1. The event benefits the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) and celebrates a partnership lasting more than 60 years to... read more
 
Posted by Sementha Mathews Friday, August 26, 2016 2:40:00 PM Categories: Fire Press Release Public Information
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