GOLDEN VALLEY - The Golden Valley Fire District governing board unanimously approved the 2013-14 budget Wednesday, resulting in 3 percent pay raises for the assistant fire chief down to basic firefighters.
GVFD Fire Chief Thomas O'Donohue wasn't included in the pay increase because the board awarded him a one-year contract and a pay raise in February.
O'Donohue announced during the meeting that the Western Council of Emergency Services had awarded plaques to Firefighter/EMT Daniel Burgan and Firefighter/Paramedic Kevin Gifford for their lifesaving efforts on Aug. 17, 2012. The two responded to a residence on Chino Road where a 3-year-old child drowned in the family pool.
When Gifford and Burgan arrived, they found a family member performing CPR on the child. The firefighters immediately began advanced life support techniques and the child survived.
Other notes from the meeting:
A districtwide burn ban was instituted.
The department participated in the Wildland Mobilization Program by providing two firefighters and equipment to help out fighting of a fire near Albuquerque, N.M.
The Board is awaiting the completion of the appraisal report for the old Fire Station #11 and the GVFD administrative offices on North Mayer Road prior to deciding if the District should sell the two pieces of property.
Discussed the modification to the current Intergovernmental Agreement for 911 Fire Dispatch Agreement.
GVFD handled 165 calls in May, including 11 fire suppressions and 92 medical emergencies.
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