Chief’s Message

Pride, CourageHonor, Dedication

    I am Chief Jay Foster and it has been my honor to lead this district and it’s awesome group of volunteers for the last 14 years . When I took over in 2007 we had three volunteers and very limited resources. Some of the problems we faced were manpower, equipment, funding and a bigger station.

We have met several goals one being a lower insurance rating from a 9 to a 8A.  The lower the number the better the rating. Our next insurance rating goal is the tender credit which would reduce us to a 8.  FD5’s  next goal we have met is much newer airpacks.  POCFD-5 will be running two full class A pumpers to structure fires for the first time in the history of our district.  We can only do this for the summer do to limited space at Station 51. POCFD-5 will continue to strive to be the best it can be within our budget limitations.

Chief Foster is recruiting volunteers.  You learn a new skill set and save lives and property.  You must be a life long learner and there are always new things to learn and practice the old ones.