Orland City Fire Department

Fire Fighting

The Orland Volunteer Fire Department was formed in 1911 after much of Orland's downtown burned in a devastating fire. Since that time, there have been hundreds of citizens who have stepped up to be volunteer firefighters and who have risked their lives to protect the citizens of Orland and the surrounding communities. Each has dedicated countless hours away from family and friends to be a firefighter. These volunteers are unique because what they do is not their regular job. Most of what is done as a volunteer firefighter is on top of a regular job.

Chiefs past to present:

1911 P.J. Noerager

1912 Magnus Petershttps://scontent-b-pao.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/1209102_10151801219689407_334964359_n.jpg

1912 Willard Clark

1913 C.E. Abbott

1914 D.C. Shellooe

1915 J.N. Tibessart

1916 Frank McGrogan

1917 Willard Clark

1918 J.L. Bender

1919 Harry Strawn

1920 John Wrighthttps://scontent-b-pao.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc1/998491_10151801235899407_790782388_n.jpg

1921 Charles Thode

1922 Art Campbell

1923 Charles Baker

1924 – 25 Carl Franke

1926 A.B. Sanford

1927 – 35 Harry Strawn

1936 Jack Simpson

1937 – 39 Harry Strawn

1940 – 42 Howard Schmidt

1942 W.R. Gilmore

1943 – 48 Everett Schmidt

1949 Henry Blunk

1950 Everett Schmidt

1951 M. Dave Gleason

1952 Henry Blunk

1953 – 54 M. Dave Gleason

1955 – 60 Glenn A. Olsen

1961 – 63 Jack Malick

1964 – 65 J.D. Robinson

1966 – 67 Glenn Tibessart

1968 Jack Malick

1969 – 75 V.C. Williams

1976 – 80 Robert Holvik

1981 – 83 V.C. Williams

1984 – 86 Jack Bucke

1987 – 89 Gerald “Bill” Salvagno

1990 – 94 Rick Nunes

1995 – 99 Chuck Harris Jr.

2000 – 06 Vernon Dado

2007 – 08 Jeff Gomes

2009 – 10 Jerry Kraemer

2011 –14 Jeff Gomes

2015 –17  Bart Caster

2017-       Justin Chaney