Bob McVey is the third fire chief of the association, which was started in 1977 by a group of Grassy Knob residents. They met in the front yard of Einar Strand's house, which was originally a schoolhouse. The house still stands across the road from the rise of land between the cutoff road to Mundell and Highway 187, just past the station. GKFD still protects it.

From our first Grassy Knob Fire Dept. Chief  John Frey and Bay Biossat, the original EMT, (the only one for a quite a while)... we have come quite a ways. Now, there are a total of 23 firefighters in Chief McVey's command, eight of whom are trained in SCBA (Self Contained Breathing Apparatus). The association has two engine companies (pumpers), three tankers (one is a tanker-pumper), and an extraction rescue vehicle. Also, a lake rescue boat and a river rescue boat. Volunteers range in age from 18 to 80, although some of us don't touch a fire hose.
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Mission Statement

The Grassy Knob Fire Department has one simple goal: To provide the community the best service possible. This is achieved by the commitment of all volunteers who do their part to make the department a success. From the firefighters to the fire chief, to the emergency medical responders (EMR’s) to the traffic controllers, a proud tradition of exceptional service has been established by those who came before and those here today. In the future, our department will continue to seek out new, innovative ways to provide quality service to our citizens, and to make Grassy Knob a great place to live.

Bob McVey
Fire Chief, GKVFD

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