Monday, July 26th, 2021
Following the By-Laws of the department, elections and nominations were held the week of July 19th for Chief. Chief Michael Coleman was nominated. The Board of Directors confirmed his nomination. ...
Thursday, March 26th, 2020
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On Saturday March 21st, 2020 members of the Cedar Grove Volunteer Fire Department reported to the station for a work detail. Not one of cleaning hose or training, but finally time to move into the n...
Monday, February 3rd, 2020
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On Monday February 3, 2019 many members of the fire department participated in a CPR refresher course. This course taught by Paramedic Tim Barnett reinforced the fundamentals taught to the members in...
Sunday, January 5th, 2020
Fire Chief Michael "Gordy" Coleman celebrated his 45 year anniversary in the fire service on January 5. 2020. Chief Coleman has dedicated the better portion of his life to the Cedar Grove V...
Firehouse Santa Toy Drive

FIREHOUSE SANTA TOY DRIVE

 

Firehouse Santa started on October 1, 2009 as a community service project to help under privileged children.  The project is affiliated with the Cedar Grove Volunteer Fire Department, Inc.  Firehouse Santa serves the area in which students attend the Cedar Grove Community School and WIC of West Virginia/Upper Kanawha Valley Medical Center.  In the first year of operation, Firehouse Santa served 30 school children with each child receiving gift(s).  The project has now expanded at times to serve over 300 school children with each child receiving gift(s).  The objective of Firehouse Santa is not to provide all of a childs Christmas, gifts, but to be a supplement it.

Firefighter/Engineer Larry Coleman coordinates a staff of approximately 10 community volunteers in addition to members of the fire department who assist with the project.  Volunteers begin working doing fundraisers early in the year.  Fundraisers include pool parties, boot drives, car shows, fill the truck up at Walmart, etc.

The project wouldn't be possible throughout the years without the financial assistance of corporate sponsors to include: Walmart, Cedar Grove Volunteer Fire Department, Inc., Mountain State Company, Dollar General, Save-A-Lot Food, City National Bank (Glasgow Branch), AEP (Glasgow), Cedar Grove Community School, Mountaineer Gas Employees, WIC (Upper Kanawha Valley Medical Center), Alpha Natural Resources, All Sport Trophies and More and many others.

This is an all volunteer program that is made possible through donations, gifts and volunteers times.  We ask that you please follow all of the directions provided to you during the application process.  Please make sure you keep updated contact information on all paperwork.   Please do not contact the school or the fire department during the selection and awarding process.   Firehouse Santa will contact you by the method you give them on the paperwork.

Donations can be made to the Firehouse Santa Toy Drive by mailing a check to the fire department:

Firehouse Santa Toy Drive
c/o: Cedar Grove VFD
PO Box S
Cedar Grove, WV 25039

Please make sure you leave a note with the check or designate it for the Toy Drive in the memo field on the check.

Thank you for helping make Christmas better for these children in need.

 

 

 


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