Pinedale Volunteer Fire Department on the web
by Pinedale Online!
March 11, 2007
The Pinedale Volunteer Fire Departmentís new website is now online, www.pinedalefire.com. The website was designed by Wesley Gooch, who owns Acroterra Corporation of Pinedale.
Pinedale, and all the towns in Sublette County, rely on a network of volunteer fire departments and firemen to provide fire-fighting protection in the county. PVFD is one of five fire departments in Sublette County (Big Piney/Marbleton, Daniel, Bondurant, Boulder, Wardell/Upper Green). They also provide mutual aid to the other departments, which can extend as far as 50 miles from Pinedale.
Interested in joining? The Pinedale Volunteer Fire Department is always excepting applications for new members. Applicants must live within 7 miles of the Pinedale city limits and have lived in the area for at least 6 months to be a probationary and 1 year to be active. They meets the first Tuesday of every month for a regular business meeting and the third Tuesday of every month for training.
The PVFD also has a Cadet program for students of Pinedale High School, ages 16 years or older who have an interest in fire and rescue services, and who are serious about serving the Pinedale community as volunteers on the Pinedale Fire Department.
Cadets participate in all workings of the fire department, except going on 10-50 (car accident) calls. Acceptance to the department is conditional on parentís approval, as well as of the high school principal. Applicants need to be in good academic standing and will not be able to leave school for fire calls while in the midst of taking a test. Cadets get training to prepare them for calls, but until they turn 18, do not fight structure fires or perform hazardous duties. To sign up, cadet applicants should have their parents or legal guardian go to a sign-up meeting the first Tuesday of every month at the Pinedale Fire Station meeting room.
For more information, contact the PVFD at Pinedale Fire Hall, PO Box 653, Pinedale, WY 92941, or call 307-367-4550. Contacts are Alvin Mitchell-Chief e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Ron Ruckman-Assistant Chief; Wes Johnston-Captain; and Fred Boyce Jr and Kelly Tegeler-Lieutenant. There is a downloadable application form available on the Pinedale Fire website.