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Husband & Wife Teams

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2010 Firefighter 1 Training

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February 6, 2009 - Slippery Roads
Paradise Valley Fire District responds to a two car collision on Febuary 6, 2009. Road conditons were very bad. Assisting the Boundary Volunteer Ambulance staff were:
  • Firefighter Cody Pulis
  • Lieutenant Chet Savage
  • Captain Tom Bennett

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Safeway Shines Light on Paradise Valley

Safeway Check - $500
Brett Brown of Safeway presents Fire Chief Jock Johnson
with a check for $500 to purchase needed flashlights

Brett Brown, manager of the Safeway store in Bonners Ferry, Idaho, presents a check in the amount of $500 to Fire Chief Jock Johnson of the Paradise Valley Fire Department. Brett said that Safeway is happy to help in acquiring the needed flashlights, and that Safeway always wants to be part of our Boundary County community.


Verizon Supports Paradise Valley Need for Radios

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Scott Hoskins and Jim Cowin of Verizon
present Fire Chief Jock Johnson and Fire Fighter Chet Savage
with a check for $1,000 to help purchase communications equipment

Verizon has donated one thousand dollars to the Paradise Valley Fire District specifically to be applied against the purchase of new radios. Thanks to Scott Hoskins, Verizon Regional Manager (Coeur d"Alene) and Jim Cowin, Manager of the Verizon Switch Station in Bonners Ferry, the Paradise Valley Fire District is able to apply these funds to enable the purchase of much needed communications equipment.

The Paradise Valley Fire District is in need of a communications equip[ment. Fire Chief Jock Johnson sent request letters to several large corporations asking for assistance in making this purchase. One such letter was sent to Verizon, and in addition to donating the $1,000 check Verizon provided a tour of the Bonners Ferry Switching Station. In addition to being grateful for the donation, the Fire Department received some insight as to how the Verizon System works.


Water Tenders Don't Fall From Trees

Univar Check - $10,000
Fire Chief Jock Johnson received this check from the CEO of
Univar, Inc., in appreciation of this Boundary County Community

Univar, Inc. has donated ten thousand dollars to the Paradise Valley Fire District specifically to be applied against the purchase of a new (used) water tender. Thanks to Gary Pruitt, President and CEO of Univar, Inc., the Paradise Valley Fire District is $10,000 closer to being able to acquire this needed Fire Vehicle.

The Paradise Valley Fire District is in need of a water tender. Fire Chief Jock Johnson sent request letters to several large corporations asking for assistance in making this purchase. One such letter was sent to Univar, Inc., a Wholesale Chemical Distributor located in Bellevue, Washington. Univar supplies chemicals to the Bonners Ferry City Water Department where Gary's dad worked until he passed away.

Gary, son of Leo and Dolores Pruitt, was born and raised in Bonners Ferry, and is very familiar with the Paradise Valley Fire District. Gary still considers Bonners Ferry 'home', and when he and his wife have time they come here to visit family and friends. His mother, Dolores, lives in Bonners Ferry as does his sister, Candice ('Candy') Kelly. Gary's brother, Stan, lives just down the street from the Paradise Valley Fire District Main fire station.

The entire Boundary County community benefits from this donation since a water tender is a key vehicle used to provide mutual aid to fire districts surrounding Paradise Valley.

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On behalf of Univar, Inc., Dolores Pruitt presents a $10,000 check to Fire Chief Jock Johnson and Firefighter Robin Davis.
Dolores Pruitt shares her son Gary's enthusiasm for the Paradise Valley Fire Department with Fire Chief Jock Johnson.
Candy Kelly, Fire Chief Jock Johnson and Dolores Pruitt enjoy a moment in appreciation of the Univar donation to the PVFD.

Recent Training Exercises

During the Propane Gas Training exercise held in November 2009, Deputy Chief Ladley and Firefighters D Werner, C Pulis, J Bbrooks and C Brooks get hands on experience provided by Instructor Larry Simms.

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Training: SCBA

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Training Chief Deputy Doug Ladely
Shows Firefighter Robert Rosin how to use a SCBA

Training: Fire Hose Maintenance

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Training: Fire Fighter 1 Class

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The following sequence of photos represent scenes and events around Paradise Valley involving Fire Stations, equipment, and personnel of the Paradise Valley Fire District. New pictures and events may be added at any time, so check back often to see what's happening!

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The following sequence of photos represent a Driver Training Exercise in which Paradise Valley participated with other Fire Districts of Boundary County, Idaho.

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The following sequence of photos, taken by Elaine Sandman (staff writer, Bonners Ferry Herald), tells a story, one which took place on Thursday, August 27, 2007. The place: Hooten Hollow Road, north of 3 Mile Junction on US Hwy 95. Photos show Paradise Valley Fire District personnel providing Mutual Aid support to neighboring North Bench Volunteer Fire District. Sheriff Sprungl and deputies secured the scene while Idaho Dept. of Lands provided support from planes and helicopter to drop water and fire retardant.

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When North Bench VFD arrived,
hay on the truck was burning
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use foam after gas tank exploded
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Spreading foam prevents
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plane drops fire retardant
Hooten Hollow protected,
thanks to great teamwork!