Chief Message

In the 2018 calendar year the total number of emergency responses decreased (1662 total incidents) but we still experienced a very busy year overall. This year was again very busy with mutual aid responses to major wild fires. District firefighters responded to incidents such as the “Carr Fire” in Redding, the “Camp Fire” in Paradise, the “Mendocino Complex” and the “Woolsey Fire” in Ventura County, just to name a few. In 2018 our AFG grant funded Heavy Duty Rescue was delivered and placed into service. We completed Labor Negotiations and ratified a new three year Memorandum of Agreement (“MOA”) between the District and the Firefighters (L1186). We administered a Fire Captains Promotional Examination Process and established a promotional eligibility list, and as the year came to a close we commenced a Recruitment/Hiring Process to establish a current eligibility list for Fire Firefighter. Fire Captain Jamie Bryant retired at the end of the year (Dec 28). On behalf of the entire department I want to thank Captain Bryant for his 28 years of dedicated service to the District, congratulate him, and wish him well in his next chapter. As a result of his retirement we will be promoting a new Fire Captain early in 2019 and we will be filling three firefighter vacancies. In 2018 we implemented a business “Fire Safety Self Inspection Program,” and District staff completed a “Master Plan” that looks ten years forward at succession, staffing, facilities and equipment as the community continues to grow. In the near future we will be publishing our 2018 annual report which will detail all of the districts activities for the past calendar year. On behalf of all of the members of the District I would like to wish you all a safe and happy 2019!

Glen W. 
Pump Testing
2018 Apparatus Pump Testing
Annually all fire apparatus have pump tests performed to meet NFPA 24 standards for inspection, testing and maintenance. Compliance with NFPA standards are also components evaluated by the Insurance Services Office (“ISO) during the ISO grading process.
Emergency Medical Service Training 
Firefighters training on basic and advanced life support skills. All EMT’s and Paramedics are required to complete a specified number of hours (and topics of training) annually. Pictured is one of our Fire Explorers also taking advantage of an opportunity to learn EMS skills.
Physical Fitness Training
Firefighters performing “fire ground” tasks as a part of their physical fitness regimen.
Fire Explorer Training
Fire Explorers training on basics.
Pictured they are learning how to handle a fire hose while flowing water.  
Public Education

In December Santa and his sleigh (and helpers) were busy making appearances at WalMart, Snow Day, and the Tree lighting Ceremony.
In December Santa and his sleigh (and helpers) were busy 2018 Santa Sleigh Events
Toys for Tots

Our efforts this year (in conjunction with the American Canyon Family Resource Center) provided toys for 148 children in American Canyon. The first annual car show was a success with over 50 entrants that generated roughly 10 barrels of toys. Multiple community organizations requested and received bins to collect toys during their holiday events, including the Soroptimists blood drive. Overall the program is healthy and successfully reached the goals for this year.

Financial donations collected: $120 (gift cards and a check)

Toys Distributed: Over 400

Program staff hours: Approximately 67

American Canyon Fire and American Canyon Family Resource Center Distributed the following:

Ages Male Female Total
0-5 24 19 43
6-12 40 38 78
13-17 15 12 27
Total 79 69 148

CHILDREN:  0 - 17 148 (Received Toys)

ADULTS 141 (Food Boxes, Trees)



Max Etchieson
Program Coordinator

A large donation of toys for the “Toys for Tots” Program was received from Vallejo’s
 “Boyz Under the Hood” Car Club.
Hands Only CPR
December 10th
Hands Only CPR was taught to 450 Freshman Students at the American Canyon High School