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EVER BE BY AARON SHUST
Victor Volunteer Rural Fire District
P.O. Box 243, Victor MT 59875
For more information contact:
President – Victor Rural Fire District Association
Come and Join Your Neighbors
at the "Give Thanks" Celebration with the Victor Volunteer Fire District
Victor Rural Fire District will hold an open house entitled, "Give Thanks" on November 8, 2013, 6:30 p.m. at the main firehouse located at 121 North Tudor St. in Victor. The entire Bitterroot Valley community is invited.
The District will be providing hot cinnamon cider, brownies, and cookies for everyone. A short program will begin at 7:00 p.m. to include: entertainment, a demonstration of Victor Fire’s unique emergency medical equipment, a report from Chief Dennis Pings, and a training report from Captain Scott Hackett. Members of the community are encouraged to bring their best brownies and cookies for a judging contest. Gift certificates and fire department hats/shirts for the winners. The District’s apparatus will be on display, too.
Demonstration of Emergency Medical Equipment unique to Victor Fire District will include:
• Lucas Chest Compression System: the only automated CPR device available in the valley, this machine replaces manual CPR to improve likelihood of return of spontaneous circulation.
• Simul aid manikin: a close to life simulated manikin that aids in training of responders giving them the ability to perform real treatment.
• Pediatric back board, specifically designed to be used to transport children
• The Life pack 12 with 12 lead monitoring
• Adult and child CPR manikins for training of first responders
The Victor rural Fire District was established on Sept. 28th, 1950. The District encompasses 100 square miles in the center of the Bitterroot Valley. The District borders U.S. Forest Service ground for 10 miles on the West Side of the fire district. The eastern boundary is the Forest Service ground in Sapphire Mountains. The southern boundary is Sheafman Creek Road 6 miles from Victor; the northern boundary is Indian Prairie Loop 4 miles from the town of Victor. The District has both the Bitterroot River and Highway 93 running the entire length. The District has approximately 3200 residents and over 170 businesses.
The Victor Rural Fire Department provides volunteer personnel for the Fire District and carries about 30 members at any point in time. The Department maintains 2 fire stations, one in downtown Victor and a substation located at the junction of Bear Creek Road and Red Crow Road.