Chief’s Office

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June 14th, 2016

Excitement is building for the upcoming events here at YFD. In August, we usually have our annual Firemen’s Field Day; always on the 3rd Saturday in August. This year it is on August 20th, 2016, however, due to the fact that it is our 100th Birthday, we are hosting the Maine State Federation of Firefighter’s Convention on September 9, 10, 11 2016. It will be breaking tradition for us to do this, and we feel for the 100th, it will be worth it!

We are holding a fire station open house on the normal firemen’s field day date: August 20th 2016.

Next year in 2017, we will go back to the August event and continue on in providing quality service to our friends, relatives, and neighbors by beginning our second 100thyears, as a fire rescue department.

The Maine State Federation of Firefighter’s events are always well attended, especially the parade, and we invite the townspeople and visitors to join in the celebration. See our website at www.100years.yorkvillagefire.com  for details.

We recently received a successful town-wide vote for the replacement of two aging fire vehicles with one new pumper/ tanker apparatus. This will be a tanker/pumper capable of delivering large quantities of water to non-hydranted areas of York.

One up-to-date consolidated piece of equipment will be advantageous in performing this firefighting function. At present, we are performing this function with two or more vehicles on the road.

It is appreciated that the townspeople have once again, supported the needs of the department in our continuing effort to serve and protect our friends’ lives and properties.

We expect to place the new vehicle in service sometime during calendar 2017.

Our interest level in firefighter participation is good. The training we perform each week is helping us to stay on top of our skills in both rescue and firefighting scenarios.

Any person reaching his/her eighteenth birthday may prepare an application for membership in the York Fire Department, regardless of skill level or past experience.

As always, please do not hesitate to contact me or the fire station with questions, or suggestions, should they arise.

Very Sincerely, and with appreciation,

Chris Balentine
Fire Chief
York FD
MECFOIII
cbalentine@yorkmaine.org
207-363-1015
Safety is No accident