Granville Volunteer Fire Department Mission Statement
As a first responder to fires, medical emergencies, disasters and terrorist threats, domestic or foreign, The Granville Volunteer Fire Department protects the lives and property of residents, visitors and surrounding communities.
Granville Volunteer Fire Department advances public safely through educational programs and fire prevention inspections.
The timely delivery of these services enables the Granville Volunteer Fire Department to make significant contributions to the safety of the citizens of Granville and Monongalia County.
The Granville Volunteer Fire Department continues to unwaveringly respond to the citizens calls for assistance.
Courage is the foundation of our character and bravery is our ability to overcome fear through fortitude, instinct and compassion for others.
Commitment to the objectives to this department is our code of conduct. The faithful observance to duty demands that we perform professionally and honestly.
Our goal is to keep our citizens reasonably free from danger with the best equipment and training. It is the mission of the Granville Volunteer Fire Department to reduce the risk to the public and brother and sister fire fighters. The enormous commitment necessary to perform the department goals requires excellence of character and commitment to our fellow man. We inspire each other through pride in our department which reflects on members past and present.
By combining all the components of our core values and dedication, the Granville Volunteer Fire Department maintains its constant state of readiness to meet all threats and challenges wither man made or natural.
Our fire fighting force is made up of 11 full-time firefighters and 23 volunteer firefighters that are on call 24 hours per day, 365 days per year. Fire Chief Butch Renner became chief in May 2007 and has since been the leader of this dedicated, professional fire fighting force.
In addition to our hard-working force, it take a lot of equipment to keep our town safe. Below is a list of all our current vehicles:
- 3 engines
- Quint fire truck
- 3 boats, including the joint Police/Fire boat
Our trucks are thoroughly checked on Friday of every week. During these checks, we run the engines, run all pumps, check lights, pull off and check all portable equipment. We also run pack checks every Saturday and Thursday and battery checks every Wednesday on all equipment with batteries.
The Town of Granville Fire Department started in May of 1948. Below is an archive of some of our historical photographs.