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), an extraction rescue vehicle and a brush buggy. 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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EMERGENCY MEDICAL RESPONDERS

Finkeldei, Karen    
Kane, Kerri   
Kane, Marcus          
Kimball, Phillip      
Palmer, Lynn       

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TRAFFIC 

Barlow, Lynne 
Jordan, Jim  
Lee, Marie 
Todd, Cheryl            
Toms, Janice
VanOlmen, Mary                

Chipper Operator​

Firefighter/Truck Captain 1951
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Truck Captain 1972/Hydrant Operator
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Firefighter/Truck Captain 1981
Firefighter
Firefighter, EMR
Firefighter
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Department Chief/Firefighter
Firefighter/Truck Captain 1963
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Chipper Operator
Firefighter/Hydrant Operator
Asst. Chief/Training Officer/Firefighter/EMR
Firefighter
Firefighter/Media
Firefighter/Truck Captain 1962
Firefighter/Search Team
Chipper Operator
Firefighter/Hydrant Operator

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FIREFIGHTERS & FIRE SUPPORT TEAM

Abendroth, David
Barlow, Warren
Brouillette, Chadwick
Daniels, Willie   
Davenport, David     
Finkeldei, Gary       
Gardner, John       
Hartman, C. Dale           
Jenquine, Joe           
Jordan, Edward               
Kent, Brian
Kimball, Philip             
Kranich, Ralph       
Lutz, Eric        
McVey, Bob           
Meyer, Ted              
Michael, Sean      
Nelson, Vern
Nemeth, Lazlo          
Olson, Charles          
Paden, Todd                  
Richardson, Dann    
Rogers, Billy          
September, Richard 
Stevens, Alan              
VanOlmen, Robert       

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BUSINESS 

Olson, Carolyn

Business Manager
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