The purpose of Standard Operating Procedures is to set a benchmark for how the organization is to operate. This will ensure continuity as members on the Board of Directors change. Written policy also acts as a reference to aid the board in decision making and removes personality from the equation, allowing the board to make an unbiased decision for the best interest of the organization and the town it serves.
The Granville Volunteer Fire Department was established in 1951 with
the aid of the Moss Glen Grange #554 which purchased the first portable
pump, hose lines, and gloves all to be stationed at the Granville Bowl
Mill. A second portable pump was soon purchased, and stationed in East
Granville. It was not until the 70's when the first fire department
vehicle was purchased, an old state body pick-up, which carried the
portable pump and some basic equipment for small fires. This vehicle was
housed in a small garage next to the Moss Glen Grange Hall for a short
Early on, the GVFD functioned with little financial support from the Town of Granville. Most funding was gathered from fundraising activities of the firefighters and their families. Today, the GVFD receives a regular appropriation from the Town of Granville to pay for operating expenses. Additional funding is obtained through fundraising efforts and grant writing to pay for new and replacement equipment.
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