The Granville Volunteer Fire Department is made up of regular people who want to help in any way they can in times of emergency. We exist to protect our neighbors, visitors, and their property. The organization responds to all forms of emergencies including HAZ-MAT, medical calls, fires, rescues, natural disasters, welfare and good intent calls, power lines down, and entrapment.
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. In 1952 the department purchased it's first fire apparatus. A 1928 Childs Fire Apparatus from Jefferson Township, New Jersey for $400. In the 70's, the department purchased a 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 time.
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 for new and replacement equipment.
Wesley Sargeant, Rochester
Lyndsay Sargeant, Granville
Luke McSweeney, Granville
Ben Smith, Granville
Emergency Medical Responders
Nancy Shaw, EMT, Hancock
Nancy Needham, Granville
Nathan Reinhold, Granville
Cadet Firefighters (Under 18 Years Old):
Nick Beattie, Granville
Brandon Stone, Hancock
Brianna Roussell, Granville
Explorer's Post Vocational Program (14 and 15 years old attending training only)
For their efforts to better the department as a whole, and their service
to the greater community of Granville, VT we would like to recognize
(Listed from most recent, in the highest rank in which they served)
Kenny Bagley, 2nd Assistant Chief
Kevin Bagley, Fire Chief
Mark Belisle, Assistant Fire Chief
Theodore Smith, Captain
Preston Bagley, 2nd Assistant Fire Chief