Joaquin City Council Honors Joaquin VFD with Appreciation BBQ Dinner

Joaquin City Council Honors Joaquin VFD with Appreciation BBQ Dinner
Joaquin City Council Honors Joaquin VFD with Appreciation BBQ Dinner

The Joaquin Volunteer Fire Department was treated to a barbeque dinner on Monday, April 12th by the Joaquin City Council as a “thank you” for the department’s hard work and selfless service to the community throughout a very difficult year in 2020. In addition to the challenges presented by the COVID 19 pandemic, the JVFD also responded to an above average number of structure fires as well as high water rescues during the aftermath of Hurricane Laura. This service continued into 2021 with multiple unprecedented winter weather events.

Councilman Jesse Griffith spoke for the Council, saying, “No matter what the call was, these guys were here to answer it. Our EMRs (Emergency Medical Responders) had to adapt on the fly with how they handled medical calls, and they have dealt with several severe weather events. They’re always here, day or night.”

The Fire Department responded by giving the Council, as well as members of the Joaquin Public Safety Development Corporation Board who were on hand a sneak peek at the latest addition to the JVFD fleet. Engine 1 arrived in mid-March and has since been put in service at Central Fire Station in downtown Joaquin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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