News By Category: Fire Department
For more than 75 years, Golden Valley residents have relied on so-called ordinary people to protect our community with the Golden Valley Fire Department (GVFD) and its top-notch firefighters, facilities, equipment, and training. Now, the GVFD needs you to step up and continue this tradition of service. Attend one or more of the GVFD’s upcoming events to learn more about how to become a Golden Valley Firefighter.
Over the next few months, the Golden Valley Fire Department will be performing annual inspections of the exteriors and yards of all homes in the community. Inspections will start mid-May and will take one to two months to complete.
Flooding claims the lives of nearly 200 people each year in the United States, forces hundreds of thousands from their homes, and results in property damage up to $2 billion. In Minnesota, floods kill more people than any other weather event, claiming the lives of 15 people since 1993.
April, May, and June tend to bring a lot of storms to Minnesota. Thunder, lightning, rain, and hail are all common occurrences, and the Golden Valley Fire Department wants to ensure all residents know how to stay safe during a storm.
Twenty-first century technology allows us to communicate with essentially anyone at anytime. This gives residents the opportunity to receive advance warnings for impending hazards and other important information. Multiple agencies, including the City of Golden Valley, provide emergency notification systems for inclement weather, among other things.
Whether you’re looking to get involved in your community or just looking for new experiences and adventures, joining the Golden Valley Fire Department (GVFD) can fulfill anyone’s dreams and expectations. Just ask Curtis, a GVFD veteran, or Max, a recent recruit.