End of Year Giving – 2021

As we finish up the year 2021, we are thankful for all of the support we have received from our neighbors that support our efforts to support the communities we protect. We are not a group of ragtag volunteers that hope to help. We are a group of dedicated individuals that strive to serve the communities in which we live to the best of our abilities. With training and preparedness, we know we make a difference. We hope you see success in our efforts.
We have much planned for the coming year 2022 as we work to bring a new fire engine (pumper) into service very soon and to build a new fire station in the western part of our district that needs equipment/resources located nearby to help with our responses to support those neighborhoods. End-of-year giving may not be on your plan yet but there is still a brief amount of time left to donate to YOUR volunteer fire department with a TAX-DEDUCTIBLE donation to help us further our mission. If you would like to support our department, our people, our initiatives, and your neighbors with a generous gift of any amount. Now is the time so that you can take advantage of tax deductions for the 2021 tax year.

A turn for the better…

We respond to so many calls for help. After our job is done, the patient goes to the next level of care and we rarely hear much about outcomes or progress after we have completed our task. And that is okay. We’ve done our job. Well, every now and then we get a progress report and we’re happy to hear an update from a complicated off-road rescue from several weeks back and got permission to share. There was an overturned off-road vehicle call with entrapment, injury, and it didn’t help that it was a bit remote, difficult to access, and late at night. We had what we would consider a good outcome once we and a team of many accessed the patient and supported quick transport for significant injuries. Well, our new friend Scott and his family dropped by our Station 2 one recent evening to meet with the folks that responded that night to the rescue. Scott and his family brought us some great BBQ and showed appreciation for our efforts. We were so glad to meet with all of them and hear about a promising recovery! Get well soon, Scott! Shared with permission

Ferndale Christmas Parade

We had a fantastic time participating in the Annual Ferndale Christmas Parade. Each year this event grows to an even larger group of characters and vehicles to celebrate the season! Thanks to all that came out to participate. As always, we increase our candy for distribution but always run out as the crowds grow larger. We will get more candy and see you next year!

CPR Saves Lives

Press hard and fast in the center of the chest…… WPFD is teaching another CPR class today at our Station 2 on Kanis Road. Firefighters take this class and refresh their skills every 2 years as a part of regular training on CPR, Oxygen therapy, Automatic external defribillation AED, choking and more.