Corning Volunteer Fire Department
The Corning Volunteer Fire Department was founded in 1912 and still manned with 100% volunteers, with exception of our paid Fire Chief and dispatchers. We are rich in treasured history and tradition, which we strive to continue, while keeping up with ever-changing technology.
The protection area spans over five square miles wherein over 7500 residents and dozens of businesses reside. It includes a business district, several apartment structures and three large commercial truck stop areas.
Our volunteers started out with our first motorized fire engine, a Brockway, in 1920. This is still used for parades, displayed at community events, and housed at our department building. Our now two story, five bay facility contains a dispatch center, office space (including the Chief’s office) and houses three Type 1 pumpers, a 75’ ladder truck, a Type 6 engine, and a light medical rescue squad vehicle.
Our volunteers attend regular weekly trainings in order to properly run all equipment and engines. Trainings include medical, entering buildings, hose training, etc.
The City of Corning’s Fire Dispatch department not only dispatches our volunteers to Corning areas, they also have acquired contracts through most of Glenn County. These areas include Orland, Capay, Artois, Bayliss, Ord Bend, Glenn Codora, and Butte City! Our dispatch center is staffed 24/7 and the business office is open daily from 7:30 AM-5:30 PM.
When our volunteers and dispatchers are not out serving the community and surrounding areas, Corning Volunteer Fire Department is involved in many community events. You can find us in all parades, Food Truck Tuesday events, at high school football games, and the Corning Junior Rodeo, just to name a few. We offer a Christmas Food and Gift Basket to our citizens every year. This is done through fundraising efforts and schools and business support. We have an official “wrapping night” at the Fire Hall, in which all are welcome to participate. Then one wonderful Saturday in December, we deliver throughout town to our recipients of the year.