Chief Message

Our firefighters were very busy in the month of August 2018 providing assistance to communities in need through the statewide mutual aid system (that supports major disasters such as the wildfires we are experiencing). I am very happy to report that all of our staff returned safely from August incidents (see below) with only minor damage to our Type 3 engine. District personnel, apparatus and equipment get tasked with rigorous use during these terrible events. Please thank a firefighter if you have a chance! Unfortunately we do not anticipate that fire activity will be quieting down, at least until there is significant rainfall throughout the state. 

In the meantime, in addition to continuing to provide service to our own community (over 150 calls this month), we also completed a fire captain promotional process in August. Congratulations to Firefighters Kent Barnes, Ken Diede, and Max Etchieson for successfully qualifying for the captain promotional eligibility list! 

Hope to see everyone at the 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony (see details below). 
Fire District Upcoming Events
Tuesday, September 11th
4:00 – 5:00 PM
Public Safety Facility
911 Donaldson Way E.

Sunday, October 14th
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Public Safety Facility
911 Donaldson Way E
Mutual Aid: Wildfire

The Fire District provided Mutual Aid to the following fires during the month of August:

Carr Fire: Utility 211: From July 26th – August 9th: Captain Martin, Strike Team Leader 

Carr Fire: Engine 411: From July 26th to August 16th: Captain Bryant, Captain Churchman, Captain Prettyman, Firefighter Cia, Firefighter Costello, Firefighter Matushevskiy, Firefighter Rojas

Mill Creek Fire: Engine 411: From August 22nd – August 30th: Captain Martin, Firefighter Maksim Matushevskiy, and Firefighter Rojas

Mendocino Complex Fire: From August 20 - September 3, 2018: Captain Jamie Bryant, GIS Specialist
“Carr Fire” near Redding, Ca
Public Education

On Tuesday, August 7th, the community came out for National Night Out
The Annual Health Expo took place on Sunday, August 5th at the American Canyon High School
Firefighter Chad Pilkington instructing the Staff on CPR at Canyon Oaks Elementary  
On the First Day of School two very fortunate children redeemed their “Ride in the Fire Engine Certificate” (donated as a fundraiser). Captain Martin, Captain Josh Cordeiro, Firefighters Bartow and Rojas made them breakfast before they provided them a ride to school in the fire engine.
CERT "Green Command" Training
Community Emergency Response Team (“CERT”) training. This program trains volunteers to assist the community during a disaster or emergency. The American Canyon CERT team (“ACCERT”) is preparing to participate in this year’s major regional disaster exercise known as “Urban Shield” under “Green Command.”
Vehicle Extrication Training
Roof Ventilation Training
Incident Response Course
Fire Captain Dave Medina attended a First Responder Training Course offered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security at the Energetic Materials Research and Testing Center (EMRTC) in New Mexico. This course provided First Responders with the skills and tools needed to safely and effectively respond to incidents involving explosives.
Update on "The Original" District Fire Engine
A Special "Thank you" to Transportation Services located in Sacramento. Their contribution is helping make this restoration possible. They towed the engine from the previous owner, labor and materials are being donated to repaint the unit, and they are providing us the space to work on the engine.

The American Canyon Firefighters Association is working diligently to restore the District’s first fire engine that was recently acquired. Seen in this picture, Captain Ron Prettyman and Firefighter Diede working on restoration.