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Firefighters help Christmas families
Wed. Dec 22nd 2010
Firefighters Help Families During Christmas On December 22, 2010 the members of our department had the privilege of providing a bit of Christmas cheer to 10 local families. With donations from various sources, we were able to provide a complete Christmas dinner, various canned and …
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Car vs Building
Sat. Aug 14th 2010
Granger Firefighters Respond To A Vehicle vs Building Motor Vehicle Accident On August 14 firefighters responded to the report of a vehicle inside of a building on Bailey Avenue. We arrived to find a pick up that had traveled down an embankment and entered a metal building. The vehicle continued th…
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Tribute to a fallen Fire Chief
Sat. Jul 3rd 2010
Granger Firefighters pay tribute to fallen Fire Chief Several Granger Firefighters traveled to Basin City on July 3rd to participate in tribute to honor Fire Chief Chet Bauermeister. Chief Bauemeister died in the line of duty while fighting a wildland fire. The ATV vehicle that he was riding in rol…
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Main street structure fire 6/12/2010
Sat. Jun 12th 2010
Firefighters Respond to a Structure Fire on Main Street Firefighters responded to a reported structure fire on Main Street on the morning of June 12th. Arriving firefighters found a garage with heavy fire showing. A quick attack limited the fire to one room ofthe garage and a portion of the roof. F…
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Readers get a ride in the Firetruck
Fri. Jun 11th 2010
Granger Elementary School Readers Earn a Ride in a Fire Truck 3 Grade School students were excited to take a ride in a firetruck after being awarded top reader staus in school. As has become tradition in the past several years, the top readers in school were rewarded with a ride in a firetruck. Thi…
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Cherry Fesital
Fri. May 7th 2010
Scenes from the Cherry Festival
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Community Appreciation Day
Sat. Apr 10th 2010
COMMUNITY APPRECIATION DAY April 10th was community appreciation day in Granger. In addition Granger’s new outdoor amphitheater was unveiled in a ceremony that included guest speakers. Granger Firefighters were involved with this event helping to do advertising and helping during the event with wh…
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Customer Appreciation Day
Sat. Apr 10th 2010
GRANGER CELEBRATES WITH A KICK OFF CELEBRATION OF ITS NEW AMPHITHEATER! Everyone is invited! It is sure to be an afternoon of fun food and entertainment!
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Granger Preschool visits the fire station
Wed. Mar 17th 2010
GRANGER PRESCHOOL VISITS On March 17th the Granger Pre-School class visited the fire station to learn about fire safety and see first hand how firefighters battle fires. Firefighters Ernie Guerra, Laurie Guerra and Ken Robillard were on hand to show the students our fire station and th…
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Smoke Alarms
Sun. Mar 14th 2010
Time to Check Your Smoke Alarms This weekend, March 13 and 14, we will all be setting our clocks to Daylight Saving Time. The time change is a good reminder to check your smoke alarms. According to the National Fire Protection Association, more than 66 percent of home fire deaths that occurred …
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Car goes over embankment
Thu. Mar 11th 2010
Car Goes Over Embankment For everyone who drives Emerald Road East of Granger, looking over the steep embankments always brings a thought of what would happen if you accidentally drove off of the edge. The evening of March 11th brought this reality to two men who were driving…
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Curtis Willey Retires
Thu. Dec 31st 2009
Curtis Willey Retires Curtis Willey, a 26 year veteran of the Granger Fire Department turned in his gear and officially retired on December 31. Curtis has been an icon of this department for the past 26 years serving in the capacities as Firefighter, Zone Chief, A…
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Christmas for families
Wed. Dec 23rd 2009
Christmas for families The Granger Fire Department helped several families in need have Christmas this year. For the past several years, the Fire Department has sponsored 2-3 families that required assistance to have Christmas. After adopting these families, the departme…
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Christmas Party 2009
Thu. Dec 17th 2009
Christmas Party Granger firefighters and their families enjoyed a night of Christmas cheer on Thursday December 17th at the annual Christmas party. The party held at the Granger Elementary School was a full night of good food, great fun and a bunch of great presents. Firefighters started the evenin…
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City Staff Dinner
Thu. Oct 22nd 2009
The Granger Firefighters hosted a staff dinner on Thursday October 22nd. All of the City staff members, the Mayor, City Council members and their families were invited to spend the evening at the fire station enjoying a bar-b-que dinner of beef steaks, pork steaks and chicken. In addition there…
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Triage Drill
Sat. Oct 17th 2009
TRIAGE SATURDAY October 17, 2009 found the members of the Granger Fire Department and the Granger High School Drama Club working together to provide training for the local firefighters as well as the students. Triage Saturday had been in the…
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Volunteer Appreciation Dinner
Thu. Aug 13th 2009
The evening of August 13th found most of Granger’s Firefighters at an appreciation dinner put on by Yakima County Fire District #5 for the firefighters of Battalion 3. The purpose of the dinner was to say Thank You to the volunteers and their famlies for the job that they do. The evening started out…
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National Night Out
Tue. Aug 4th 2009
The Granger Fire Department was pleased to participate in the National Night Out that was sponsored by the City of Granger and put on my the Granger Police Department. This years’ NNO was held at the Central Park and was geared toward establishing neighborhood block watch programs. The Fire De…
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Water rescue training
Fri. Jun 5th 2009
We had a great water rescue drill this thursday. We did an in-service and pratical with a couple of new water/ice rescue devices that we now carry on our rescue vehicle. The first item is a rescue frisbee. It is a simple idea that seems to work really well. The frisbee has 100 feet of small diamete…
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EPIC Head Start children visit Fire Station
Wed. May 27th 2009
The Granger Fire Station had several visitors today in the form of 15 very eager children. Firefighter Ernie Guerra lead the group of children through a tour of the station while providing fire safety messages to the kids. Everyone had a great time looking at the trucks and all of the equipment on t…
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2009 Cherry Festival Parade
Sat. Apr 25th 2009
Firefighters show off their trucks during the 2009 Cherry Festival Parade. The Granger Fire Department City and County trucks participated in the parade on Saturday morning. It was a great showing with wonderful weather for a parade. Firefighters and their families had a great time waving to parade …
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Mayday! drill
Sat. Mar 28th 2009
There will be a mayday drill on Saturday March 28th at the Sunnyside Fire Station. This drill is being put on by our local chapter of F.O.O.L.S. and should be an excellent class. There will be classroom then hands on training that will help teach us when and how to call a mayday. The class is from 9…
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Fire Department helps Granger High School Girls Basketball team celebrate 2nd place in state.
Tue. Mar 17th 2009
How do you celebrate the Granger Girls Basketball Team placing second in the state playoffs? With a parade of course! And whats the best way to have a parade? With fire trucks of course!. The Granger Fire Department joined the Granger Police Department and the girls basketball team to parade up…
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Firefighters demonstrate EDITH House at the Health and Safety Fair at Granger Middle School.
Sat. Mar 14th 2009
Granger Firefighters Ernie Guerra, Laurie Guerra, Matt Guerra and Robert Bulpett spent saturday giving out information and teaching fire safety utilizing the EDITH House. The morning started out early as firefighters set up an information table in the gym at the middle school. The fire department a…
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Granger Fire Department delivers Santa Claus to the Lions Club
Sat. Dec 20th 2008
Granger Fire Department Deputy Chief Terry Carter played Rudolph today as he delivered Santa Claus to the Lions Club where Santa met with anxiously waiting children. Terry utilized Granger Engine 11 as his sleigh, driving around town with Santa braving the 18 degree weather to welcome chil…
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Firefighters sponsor two families for Christmas
Sun. Dec 7th 2008
Granger Firefighters have once again chosen to sponsor families for Christmas. This year we will be supplying a full Christmas including tree, decorations, presents and a Christmas dinner for the family. Laurie Guerra heads up this program and Ernie Guerra Sr. is contributing with whatever is n…
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GR11 in lighted Christmas parade
Sat. Dec 6th 2008
Members of the Granger Fire Department (and their helpers) spent Saturday afternoon and evening representing the department at the annual Sunnyside lighted Christmas parade. Kelly Martin-Carter, Robert Bulpett, Lee Theobald, Justin Theobald, Debbie Klueber and helper spent the day Saturday finishing…
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Live Fire Training
Wed. Nov 19th 2008
Wednesday Novemebr 19th will be our annual live fire training. The training will be held at Station 95 in Yakima. Drill starts at 19:00 and trucks will leave Station 11 at 18:30 sharp. remember that to maintain your interior firefighter qualification you must participate in a live fire training dril…
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Subject and his dog are safe after being stuck in the mud
Sun. Nov 16th 2008
Firefighters responded to a report of a subject and his dog that were stuck in the mud. On arrival firfighters were faced with the challenge of getting the subject and dog out of the mud without themselves becoming victims of the mud. Firefighters used tarps, ladders, ropes and backboards to…
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Granger Firefighters save asthma patient
Wed. Oct 22nd 2008
Station 11 firefighters Dave Castillo and Ken Shipman responded in Rescue 11 to a respiratory distress call this morning just after 8 AM. On arrival they found a 20 year old patient that was in severe respiratory distress secondary to an asthma attack. The patient did not have an inhaler with them. …
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