Chief Message

September is the month that we pause for a moment to remember all of the people that lost their lives on September 11, 2001. Each anniversary we hold a remembrance ceremony to commemorate the first responders that made the ultimate sacrifice trying to help others. This month, seventeen years after the events occurred, I had an opportunity to travel to New York City and visit the World Trade Center. It is difficult for me to describe the 9/11 Memorial and the way that I felt there. While it was an extraordinarily beautiful place, my heart was heavy and the emotions it brought to me were almost overwhelming. The memorial at ground zero is a magnificent tribute and I felt fortunate to be able to pay my respects at the actual site. Never Forget. 
Fire District Upcoming Events

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

Basic Class Held in American Canyon
Next Class:
November 6, 8, 12, 15 & 17 2018
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Notable Incident: EMS

On Tuesday, September 25th, at approximately, 1425 hours, Engine 11 was dispatched to an emergency medical service (EMS) call for a fall. Engine 11, Brush 11, Chief 1101, AMR and CHP helicopter responded to the incident. A person had fallen through a hole from a height before landing on a concrete surface. The crew began advanced life support care while the patient was extracted from the area and subsequently loaded onto a CHP helicopter for transport to the hospital.
September 11th Memorial Ceremony

A Special “Thank You” to Pastor Matt Real from the American Canyon Community Church and Pastor Lawrence Exum from Family Worship Center for performing the Invocation and Benediction at the 9/11 Memorial Ceremony. We would also like to thank speakers, Council/Board member David Oro and Firefighter Euclid Abalos and the American Canyon High School Band for their performance.
September 11th Stair Climb

On September 11, 2018 in Sacramento, three District firefighters, Robert Rojas, Chris Bartow and Maksim Matushevskiy, climbed 110 flights of stairs at the Renaissance Tower Building. This event was to honor the 343 firefighters who made the ultimate sacrifice at the World Trade Center in the 9/11 attacks. The number “110” represents the number of stories of the World Trade Center.

On Sept. 11, 2001, FDNY firefighters raced up the stairs of the Twin Towers in an effort to rescue and evacuate the occupants in the towers that were not able to escape on their own.
Firefighters Rojas, Bartow and Matushevskiy participated in the stair climb to honor the firefighters who lost their lives in 2001.
Citizen’s Academy

On Wednesday, September 19th, the Fire District hosted the Citizen’s Academy.  After receiving an overview of “what we do and how we do it” the academy actively participated in demonstrations. The demonstrations consisted of; Hands Only CPR, climbing the aerial ladder, “search and rescue” using a thermal imaging camera and a station tour.
Fall 2018 Citizen Academy 
Heroes of the Valley Softball Game Charity Softball Tournament

On September 22nd, the Local Firefighter’s Association participated in a charity softball tournament that benefited the “Shop with a Cop” holiday season program. Nine teams played in the tournament held at Kennedy Park. Congratulations to the American Medical Response (“AMR”) team that was the overall winner this year.
Roof Ventilation Training:
Captain Churchman and Firefighter Cia 

Fire Explorer Training Drill

The American Canyon Fire Explorer Post 7262 is comprised of young men and women, ages 14 -21 that want to learn about the fire service while making a positive difference in the community. The program is chartered through the Boy Scouts of American under the American Canyon Fire Protection District. While in the program, Fire Explorers attend regular monthly training and community outreach events that focus on firefighting, emergency medical care, rescue operations, and public education. 
Fire Explorers are learning how to roll the hose during the Drill on Sunday, September 16th.
CERT Drill
On September 8th, The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) participated in the Urban Shield exercise in Concord.
Rescue 11

District staff is currently working on placing the new Pierce Heavy Duty Rescue (HDR) into service. Prior to being placed into full operation, all of the rescue equipment needs to be organized and mounted onto the apparatus. After the tools and equipment are loaded and secured, staff will also need to be signed off on “in-service” qualification training prior to the apparatus going into full “in-service” status.