The Garland Volunteer Fire Department Mission Statement
Purpose: The GVFD was organized to safeguard the residences and the property of the Garland district area from the threat of fire. The GVFD is also intended to function as an advanced exterior and interior structural firefighting unit and provide Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) level aid and transport from the scene of a medical emergency.
Membership: Any resident in the GVFD district area of responsibility is welcome to join the Fire Department. Fire Department members are required to wear the emergency paging radios, attend meetings, attend multiple training events each year and respond to all types of emergencies. Fire Department members must be willing and physically capable of taking the training provided by the department to proficiently perform Fire Department tasks. Potential members are thoroughly interviewed, background checks are performed and Village Board approval is required.
Organization: The GVFD is headed by a Fire Chief, assistant Fire Chief and President. Other officers include: Secretary/Treasurer, Training Officer, Assistant Training Officer, Trustees, Medical Captain, and Lieutenant Medical Captain.
If you are witnessing a crime in progress or are experiencing and emergency, please dial 911.