Pine Mountain VFD Firefighters
Roadside Cleanup April 1, 2023
Once again, we had a successful community cleanup of our roads. Volunteers picked up trash and enjoyed some time outdoors. Thanks to Chris Lavine and the many volunteers who helped put this together, sort trash and recyclables, and take it to the Marion County Transfer Station.
Red Cross Training Center
There have been some changes at Station 1 in the past few
First, internet connectivity has been moved from Station 1 to the Training and Events Center where it is more needed. In fact, Mary Beauchamp, has already held four sessions to qualify VFD members in CPR. That brought the total to 18. Internet connectivity is necessary for this training.
Thanks to Mary the PMVFD is now a Red Cross Training Center. Mary has an Emergency Medical Response Instructor Certificate and needs to be affiliated with a training center. There is no cost other than certification for training similar to Basic Life Support training. The Board approved this affiliation unanimously
Any resident within the PMVFD fire district can take the CPR course at no cost, however, if a person completing the course wants to have a certification card from the American Heart Association, it will cost $6. Please contact Mary (314-223-0231) for details.
The PMVFD Book Exchange is under new management. Jewel Hatcher has volunteered to monitor the bookcase at the Training and Events Center. She wants you to know that there are NY Times Bestsellers from Jason Bourne novels, Johansson sci-fi, Sanford's "Golden Prey" mystery, and everything in between. Take 2 or 3 and leave 2 or 3. Books will be updated bi-weekly. If you have questions, text or phone Jewel at 706-476-4470. Happy reading!
Election of Board Members
One PMVFD members was elected to the Board of Directors at the April, 2023 Members' Meeting. They were Jennifer Golightly, Geri Parr, John Parr and Mary Beauchamp.
For the third time in six years, our VFD received a $1,000 mini-grant from the Blue&You Foundation. This time the grant was for the purchase of badly needed emergency medical supplies. We now have emergency trauma bags in our primary firefighting vehicles. In our rescue vehicle, we now have a large emergency medical
service bag and an emergency burn kit. And we have purchased medical kits to equip new EMR volunteers.
This grant has substantially improved our ability to respond to emergency medical situations.
Minutes of Board Meetings
Minutes of the most recent four quarterly Board meetings are now posted on this website. Minutes for the last meeting are unofficial until until they are approved at the following Board meeting. You can request an unofficial copy from the Secretary or Treasurer if you wish.