The mission of the Watts-Caney Volunteer Fire Department is to protect the lives and property of the people in our fire district through fire suppression, disaster management, fire prevention, and public education.
Through training, persistence and lots of sweat we are on our way, making this mission more than just words. Watts-Caney Volunteer Fire Department has been blessed with Volunteer Firefighter as well as Volunteer Fund Raisers and Volunteer Board Members who share a goal to see Watts-Caney Volunteer Fire Department succeed and uphold our mission statement.
In the past two years our volunteer firefighters have trained for over 1200 hours. Training in First Aid, CPR, firefighter survival & rescue, vehicle extraction, drivers training, hazardous materials awareness and operations, wild-land firefighting as well as many other areas.
Our fundraising committee has organized and hosted many activities including box lunches, Firewise surveys and yard sales. Volunteers have painted and repaired the building which in turn is available for birthday parties, baby showers, wedding receptions and family reunions. Along with a Federal Grant, these activities have enabled us to purchased turnout gear and SCBA's which are in compliance with NFPA guidelines.
Watts-Caney Volunteer Fire Department has hosted community activities that are free to the public. We hosted 2 CPR & First aid classes, Skywarn Weather Spotter class and Trunk or Treat. It has taken many hours from many volunteers for us to reach this level. All of this hard work is paying off One of our top goals has been to achieve a lower ISO rating. (Insurance Service Office) We are proud to announce Effective July 1, 2017, our rating has been lowered from a 9 to a 6. This should result in lower homeowner’s insurance premiums for everyone in our fire protection district.
We aren't stopping there! One of the projects we are currently working on is building a rescue truck. This will help with brush fires and rescue operations. We have applied for a grant through Kentucky Division of Forestry, if we receive the grant it will enable us to install 911 address signs and replace missing street signs. This will help other emergency services also.
If you are interested in learning more or would like volunteer please contact Fire Chief Tim Osborne. 606-260-0275
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