Posts in Category: Fire

Assistant Fire Chief Brian Boutwell Receives GAFC Certification 

On Aug. 13, 2016, City of Valdosta Assistant Fire Chief Brian Boutwell joined 21 fellow chiefs in being certified by the Georgia Association of Fire Chiefs (GAFC) during the 2016 Fires Service Conference held in Augusta. Certification applicants... read more
 
Posted by Sementha Mathews Monday, August 15, 2016 2:19:00 PM Categories: Fire Press Release Public Information

Three VFD Staff Members Honored as August 2016 Employees of the Month 

IN PHOTO L-R: Sgt. Shelley Miller, Firefighter Austin Williams, Valdosta Mayor John Gayle and Administrative Battalion Chief Ronald Skrine. (Not present in photo is Lt. Robert Mercer.)​ Valdosta Mayor John Gayle and Administrative Battalion Chief ... read more
 
Posted by Sementha Mathews Monday, August 15, 2016 11:33:00 AM Categories: Fire Press Release Public Information

Three VFD Staff Members Honored as July 2016 Employees of the Month 

IN PHOTO L-R: Lt. Jeff Talley, Firefighter Brandon Matheny, Fire Chief Freddie Broome and Mayor Pro Tem Alvin Payton, Jr. (Not present in photo is Sgt. Wade Briggs.) Valdosta Mayor Pro Tem Alvin Payton, Jr. and Fire Chief Freddie Broome... read more
 
Posted by Sementha Mathews Tuesday, August 2, 2016 3:25:00 PM Categories: Fire Press Release Public Information

City Hosts Back the Red & Blue Blood Drive, July 28 

The City of Valdosta has partnered with the American Red Cross for a blood drive that will save lives and honor the police and fire personnel who make a difference in our community daily. The Back the Red & Blue Blood Drive will take place... read more
 
Posted by Sementha Mathews Thursday, July 21, 2016 8:36:00 AM Categories: Fire Police Press Release Public Information

Registration Opens for 2016 Citizens Fire Academy 

The Valdosta Fire Department (VFD) is fighting fire with knowledge through its 3rd annual nine-week Citizens Fire Academy designed to educate citizens and the business community about the services provided by the VFD, increase fire and life-safety... read more
 
Posted by Sementha Mathews Thursday, July 21, 2016 8:21:00 AM Categories: Fire Press Release Public Information

Valdosta Firefighter Selected as GSFA Firefighter of the Year 

“I do what I do each day to help and show compassion to people,” said Valdosta Fire Department Firefighter Tangela Rowe, who is the recipient of the 2016 Georgia State Firefighters Association (GSFA) Firefighter of the Year award. Firefighter Rowe... read more
 
Posted by Sementha Mathews Thursday, July 14, 2016 4:42:00 PM Categories: Fire Press Release Public Information

VFD Urges Citizens to Play it Safe this Fourth of July Holiday 

Citizens reminded of new fireworks legislation that limits hours of use
A recent change to Georgia’s fireworks legislation may curtail pre- and post-Independence Day celebrations. The Valdosta Fire Department seeks to remind citizens of the change that prohibits citizens from setting off fireworks before 10 a.m. and... read more
 
Posted by Sementha Mathews Friday, July 1, 2016 12:56:00 PM Categories: Fire Press Release Public Information

Three Valdosta Firefighters Share May 2016 Employee of the Month Honors 

IN PHOTO (From Left): Asst. Fire Chief Brian Boutwell, Michelle Mercer, Sgt. Robert Mercer, Firefighter Lloyd Cummings, Lt. Ronald Shoemake, Mayor John Gayle and Fire Chief Freddie Broome. Sgt. Mercer, FF Cummings and Lt. Shoemake were honored... read more
 
Posted by Sementha Mathews Thursday, May 26, 2016 9:54:00 AM Categories: Administration City Council Fire Press Release Public Information

VFD Firefighters Give Burns the Boot 

The Valdosta Fire Department will kick off the annual “Give Burns the Boot” drive on Thursday, May 5, joining more than 100 other fire departments throughout the state of Georgia in raising money to benefit the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation.... read more
 
Posted by Sementha Mathews Wednesday, May 4, 2016 3:52:00 PM Categories: Fire Press Release Public Information

VFD Chief Freddie Broome Receives Certification from GAFC 

In Photo: Valdosta Fire Chief Freddie Broome received one of the first Georgia Association of Fire Chiefs (GAFC) Certifications from Chief Dwayne Jamison, 1st Vice President of GAFC, on April 12, 2016.​ On April 12, 2016, City of Valdosta... read more
 
Posted by Sementha Mathews Tuesday, April 26, 2016 4:31:00 PM Categories: Fire Press Release Public Information
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