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 17 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. Currently we have 15 volunteers and nine pieces of apparatus.
We have met several goals, one being a lower insurance rating from a 9 to a 8A within five miles of a Fire Station.  In our outer areas from a 10 to a 9A The lower the number the better the rating. Our next insurance rating goal is the tender credit which would reduce us to a 8 within five miles of a Firehouse 51. 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. Our next goal is to build a bigger apparatus storage area at Firehouse 51. POCFD-5 will continue to strive to be the best it can be within our budget limitations.
Chief Foster is recruiting volunteers all the time. You learn a new skill set and save lives and property. You must be a life long learner and willing to come to training.