Posts in Category: Fire

South GA firefighters participate in GSAR training at Valdosta Fire Training Facility 

On Monday, July 9, firefighters from all across Southwest Georgia participated in training to become members of the Georgia Search and Rescue (GSAR) Task Force 2 team. The training was held at the Valdosta Fire Training Facility. The group was... read more
 
Posted by Ashlyn Becton Tuesday, July 10, 2018 9:24:00 AM Categories: Fire Press Release Public Information

VFD announces temporary closure of Station 3 for renovations 

The Valdosta Fire Department has announced the temporary closing of Fire Station 3 located at 1611 Ulmer Drive, due to renovations. Engine 3 which is normally housed at Station 3 will be relocated to Station 1 located at 106. S Oak Street. The... read more
 
Posted by Ashlyn Becton Friday, July 6, 2018 4:30:00 PM Categories: Fire Press Release Public Information

VFD Sergeant Ken Taylor honored as the July Employee of the Month 

Valdosta Mayor John Gayle and Valdosta Fire Department Chief Freddie Broome honored Sergeant Ken Taylor as the July 2018 Employee of the Month at the July 5 City Council meeting. Sgt. Taylor received a framed certificate, a check for $200, and... read more
 
Posted by Ashlyn Becton Friday, July 6, 2018 9:07:00 AM Categories: City Council Fire Human Resources Press Release Public Information

Valdosta Fire offers Grilling Safety tips ahead of the July 4 Holiday 

Valdosta Fire Grilling Safety “Chilling While You’re Grilling” It’s that time of the year when the Valdosta Fire Department urges the citizens of Valdosta to be safe around the grill. According to Fire Chief Freddie Broome, July is the... read more
 
Posted by Ashlyn Becton Monday, July 2, 2018 2:00:00 PM Categories: Fire Press Release Public Information

Valdosta Fire Department offers tips on Firework Safety ahead of the July 4 Holiday 

Fireworks Safety Valdosta Fire Department July 4th is fast approaching. Captain James Clinkscales, VFD Fire Marshal, would like all Valdosta citizens to keep a few key things in mind to help everyone have a safe holiday. In a typical... read more
 
Posted by Ashlyn Becton Wednesday, June 27, 2018 1:50:00 PM Categories: Fire Press Release Public Information

Valdosta Fire Department welcomes ten new firefighter recruits 

On Saturday, June 23, the Valdosta Fire Department held a family and friends welcoming day for new fire recruits. The purpose of the event is for the community to come out and welcome their new firefighters and their families to the Valdosta... read more
 
Posted by Ashlyn Becton Monday, June 25, 2018 10:48:00 AM Categories: Fire Press Release Public Information

VFD Lieutenant Justin Ply Georgia Elks Lodge Public Safety Officer of the year 

On Saturday, June 9, Valdosta Fire Department Lieutenant Justin Ply was recognized as the Elks Lodge Public Safety Officer (PSO) of the year for the State of Georgia. This comes after Ply was awarded Public Safety Officer of the year for the... read more
 
Posted by Ashlyn Becton Tuesday, June 12, 2018 4:43:00 PM Categories: Fire Press Release Public Information

Community Partners come together to hold ‘Maddie Day’ on June 9 

The City of Valdosta, alongside the Valdosta Police Department, Valdosta Fire Department, Arbor Division and several other businesses/organizations such as Lowndes County Fire, Smallcakes, McDonalds, Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks &... read more
 
Posted by Ashlyn Becton Thursday, June 7, 2018 1:57:00 PM Categories: Fire Police Press Release Public Information

VSU students partner with VFD to study physical demands of Firefighters  

This summer, several Valdosta State University students and their professor are learning the daily tasks of firefighters and the physical demands of their job. The Valdosta Fire Department and Lowndes County Fire and Rescue are... read more
 
Posted by Ashlyn Becton Thursday, June 7, 2018 8:37:00 AM Categories: Fire Press Release Public Information

Registration Opens for 2018 Citizens Fire Academy 

In August, the Valdosta Fire Department (VFD) will host its fifth annual Citizens Fire Academy designed to educate the residential and business communities about the services provided by the VFD, to increase fire and life safety awareness, and to... read more
 
Posted by Ashlyn Becton Thursday, May 31, 2018 3:14:00 PM Categories: E-News Fire Press Release Public Information
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