Message from the Chief

May 2018 was an extremely busy month for your American Canyon firefighters!

Firefighters were busy with training activities, public relations & education events, and of course responding to emergency incidents in the month of May 2018. With the vegetation fire in dry grass on the hill behind the Via Bellagio neighborhood it looks like the summer fire season is already upon us. The month of June commences our annual weed abatement inspection and enforcement program. Please help keep our community safe by keeping grass and weeds cut, brush trimmed and rubbish removed on your property throughout the dry season!
Notable Incident

On Monday, May 21, 2018, the American Canyon Fire Protection District responded to a grass fire on the hillside behind homes on Palazzo Way. The fire burned 13 acres which was technically in State Responsibility Area (“SRA” – Cal Fire jurisdiction). Cal Fire also responded to assist with fire suppression and fire investigation. No cause was determined. There was no property damage and no injuries.
Firefighter of the Year

Firefighter Kent Barnes was recognized by Chief Glen E. Weeks at the District’s Fire Board Meeting on May 29, 2018. He was presented a plaque and a portrait painted by local artist Mr. Harris.
Fire Chief Weeks presenting Firefighter Barnes with a plaque and a painting from local artist.
Ten Years of Service Recognition
Chief Weeks presents a 10 service pin to Fire Captains Prettyman and Cordeiro.
Thank you for your dedicated service Ron and Josh!
Swearing In and Badge Pinning Ceremony
May 29th, District Counsel, William D. Ross, swearing in Firefighter Rojas and his mother pinning his badge

Congratulations Firefighter Rojas!
May 21 & 22, 2018: Airport Operations - American Canyon Fire units and personnel
participated in Napa County FD’s annual airport crash/fire/rescue airport operations exercise.
Napa County Multi Casualty Incident (MCI) Drill May 18, 2018
Captain Prettyman participating in the 2018 County MCI drill at Napa Valley College Campus
Public Education
May 9th, Firefighter Pilkington conducting Hands Only CPR Training to the staff at
 Canyon Oaks Elementary School
May 12: Kidical Bike Event
American Canyon Police and Fire units and personnel visited Calgary Baptist School and provided demonstrations to educate the students about their local public safety services. May 17, 2018
On May 29th, the American Canyon Professional Firefighter Association and Local IAFF 1186 donated $1,000 to the Boys and Girls Club of America Canyon. Firefighter Barnes presented the check.
A special thank you to local artist, Daphne Wilker, who designed this creation from driftwood.