Chief Message

In October 2018 we launched our latest firefighter recruitment process to fill two current vacancies and one future vacancy (due to the retirement of Captain Bryant). We opened applications for a one week period and received over 200 applications. We invited the 60 most qualified applicants to a “candidate orientation” on October 24th and November 4th followed by panel interviews of the same group on November 27, 28 and 29. We ran two separate panels continuously for two and half days. The panels consisted of two district members (a captain and firefighter) and one outside agency member on each panel (one from PD and one from CAL FIRE). Applicants receive a cumulative score (written test, qualifications, orientation attendance and panel interview) which narrows the field to the most qualified candidates receiving an invite to a final interview with the Fire Chief and Assistant Fire Chief. We plan to complete the final interviews in December followed by pre-employment screening in January. Our goal is to have all three new firefighters start on the earliest date possible in February 2019.

On behalf of all members of the organization I want to express appreciation for all of the hard work of our staff (and outside members that assisted; Police Technician Kim Stallcop, Fire Captain Jason Graziano, and Matt Gruver from JCA). I would also like to thank all of the applicants for their interest in our agency and for the efforts they put forth in the process! Best of luck to all that are pursuing a career in the fire service!

Glen W. 
Upcoming event:
Santa Sleigh

On Saturday, December 15th and Sunday, December 16th, Santa will be visiting
Walmart from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm.

Camp Fire

On Wednesday, November 7th, E-411 (along with 4 additional engines and a leader from Napa County) responded to the “Camp” fire in Butte County. This fire was the most destructive wildfire in California’s history. The American Canyon Fire Protection District sent a total of six personnel to assist from November 8th – November 19th.
Toys for Tots

The American Canyon Fire Protection District, in conjunction with the United States Marine Corps Reserve, is again sponsoring the “Toys for Tots” drive in American Canyon for 2018. Toys will begin to be accepted at the locations thru December 30th. Anyone wishing to donate new, unwrapped toys for children up to the age of 12, can bring them to the sites listed below

• City of American Canyon City Hall – 4381 Hwy #29
• Safeway – 103 West American Canyon Rd.
• American Canyon Public Safety Building – 911 Donaldson Way East
• American Canyon High School – 3000 Newell Dr.
• Donaldson Way School - 430 Donaldson Way
• American Canyon Middle School – 300 Benton Way
• Napa Junction Elementary School – 300 Napa Junction
• Canyon Oaks Elementary School – 475 Silver Oak
• Walgreens - 210 American Canyon Rd.
• WalMart – 7011 Main St.
• Starbucks – 101 W. American Canyon Rd.

Firefighters are only accepting toys; anyone wishing to donate food or clothing can contact American Canyon Family Resource Center at 3423 Broadway St. Suite D-1 or 707-980-7024.  For anyone wishing to provide a financial contribution in lieu of toys, please drop it at the American Canyon Fire Protection District, 911 Donaldson Way East, American Canyon CA 94503. All personal or corporate donation checks can be made out to “Toys for Tots”. The program is thankful for any cash, personal check, money orders, cashier’s checks or gift cards from any store of any dollar amount.
Public Education

Toys for Tots Car Show
A Car Show and Fundraiser was hosted by the Soroptimist, Chelu and VTown
 to benefit Toys for Tots.
On November 29th, a group of senior students from American Canyon High School visited the Public Safety Facility. We discussed special districts and the students were provided with an overview of the fire district. We also discussed advanced life support and the medical equipment used by firefighter paramedics and they received hands on education using a portable fire extinguisher.
Thank you Captain Bryant!!
After 28 years serving the community of American Canyon Captain Bryant is retiring! His last shift is on Friday, December 28th. We would like to thank him for his professionalism and dedication to the District and Community of American Canyon. Captain Bryant will be missed by all. He was promoted from Firefighter to Fire Engineer in 2006 and then Fire Captain in January 2008. He is a long term member of both the Hazmat Team and Urban Search and Rescue Team. He is a GIS (mapping) Specialist and is also a valuable resource through his expert records management system/database computer skills. 

On behalf of all the members of the department we wish you all the best in your retirement!!!