Chief Message

June 2018 marked a few significant milestones for the Fire Protection District and the Community! We held the first “official” American Canyon Community Emergency Response Team (“ACCERT”) meeting/training session. Members were sworn-in as Disaster Service Workers (“DSW”) after having completed the requirements to be “affiliate volunteers” with our local program. Our local program is a branch of the Napa County CERT program which is a branch of the State of California Office of Emergency Services (“OES”) disaster service worker program. Another significant event for the community this month was the grand opening of the new Boys and Girls Club! It is amazing and exciting to be a part of a community that pulls together and makes such amazing things happen! American Canyon ROCKS! Finally, our much anticipated AFG Grant funded replacement “Rescue 11” was completed and it did not disappoint! The final product exceeded our expectations; it’s an amazing rig!
Notable Incident

On Wednesday, June 18th, at 6:00 am Engine 11 and Brush 11 responded to a Vegetation Fire reported to be in the area of Kensington Way. Engine 11 and Brush 11 deployed a 300’ progressive hose lay to access the fire behind residences in the vicinity of the fire. The fire was extinguished limiting damage to a section of wooden fence. There were no injuries or structures damaged in this fire.

Pierce Heavy Rescue 

Fire Chief Glen Weeks, Assistant Fire Chief Blake Lawson and Captain Jose Martin traveled to Bradenton, Florida to perform the “final inspection” of the District’s New Pierce Heavy Duty Rescue fire apparatus in the month of June 2018. This apparatus procurement was made possible by the Federal Assistance to Firefighters (“AFG”) Grant Program. The 2018 Pierce “Heavy Duty Rescue” (“HDR”) will replace a 28 year old apparatus; “Rescue 11.” The District is recognized by the California Office of Emergency Services (Cal-OES) as a Type I US&R single resource ("heavy rescue").  

Public Education
6.9.18 Boys and Girls Club Grand Opening
Donation from the American Canyon Professional Firefighters Association
and Local 1186 IAFF

Community Emergency Response Team
Monday, June 11th, Ten (10) Community Members were sworn in as “official members” of the AC-CERT Team. Initial orientation training was provided by Powell Helems, Mary Tabbert, Beth Marcus, Brian Bennett (AC-CERT Advisory Board Members), Firefighter Kent Barnes and ACPD Sgt. Jeff Matlock 
Probationary Training June 2018
Ladder Training

6.21.18 Members of the District participated in Boat Operations/Water Rescue Training
on-site at the Napa River. Additionally they practiced “Mud” rescue techniques.