Public Safety, Disaster Preparedness and Relief

Fort Johnson Volunteer Fire Company

aka FJVFC

Fort Johnson, NY

Mission

To provide fire and emergency services to the town of Amsterdam and village of Fort Johnson, Montgomery County, New York.

Ruling Year

2007

Chief

Alden Miller

Main Address

4 Fort Johnson Ave

Fort Johnson, NY 12070 USA

Keywords

fire department, ems, disaster relief, emergency medical services, firefighters, hazmat, first responders

EIN

22-3801951

 Number

2742927771

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Fire Prevention / Protection / Control (M24)

Search and Rescue Services (M23)

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Our organization is in need of new volunteers and additional funding in order to continue providing for our community. Extra hands are always needed on the scene of a fire, and on average, our organization receives approximately one call per day for an emergency. With few members, this takes a toll on our devoted volunteers, but as our members grow, that demand becomes much more manageable.

Funding will allow us to purchase and maintain much needed safety equipment, such as new SCBAs, which allow our firefighters to breath in the harsh environment of a structure fire. Purchasing and maintaining our trucks is also very expensive, and we rely on donations to keep our apparatus in the best condition we can, so they last for as long as possible.

We are rolling out several new strategies for encouraging new members and funding. These include efforts to become more socially involved in the community, by joining local fairs and festivals year-round, and holding our own events and recruitment drives.

Each year, we hold a rummage sale during the weekend of the village-wide garage sale. We also hold pancake breakfasts and ice cream socials, and we participate in the nationwide Recruit NY event in April.

Our website has also recently been updated, providing additional information for interested residents to become involved, and we've started an advertising campaign using local grants to find other local volunteers.

Each year, we find new members and attract enough funding to meet our goals. We have a proven track record for more than 80 years which has allowed us to perform our duties.

We diligently track our recruiting numbers and funding, and provide regular monthly reports to show progress. Our meetings on the first Monday of every month are open to anyone interested.

Over the years, we have been able to upgrade our trucks to functional and reliable state-of-the-art engines and tankers, as well as modern hydrolic tools and safety equipment. Our recruitment and funding initiatives have sustained us, but we would like to expand our efforts and get ahead.

Our efforts this year will be to accelerate our growth so that providing our services to the community in future years will be even easier, and there will be less pressure to sustain recruitment numbers and funding.

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Fort Johnson Volunteer Fire Company

Fiscal year: Mar 01 - Feb 28

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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CEO OVERSIGHT

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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No

BOARD COMPOSITION

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Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

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No

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