Plantation Volunteer Firefighter Association
The Plantation Volunteer Fire Association was established in 1956. The Plantation Fire Department was started in 1957 by 22 original Plantation residents including Mayor and former Fire Chief, Frank Veltri and City founder, Fred Peters.
The Association provides the personnel to the City to staff the Plantation Fire Department. Today the Association is comprised of more than 250 members all with the single interest of serving the citizens of Plantation.
Over the years the Association has grown to include so much more than just a group of firefighters. The Association conducts two annual, City-wide events that also serve as fundraisers.
The Annual Barbecue will celebrate its 60th Anniversary in November and has its roots all the way back to the beginning of the Fire Department. It has grown to be one of the largest and oldest traditions in the City. Click on the barbecue link above and order your tickets now. Also be sure to sign up for our A-List to receive updates on Association events and programs.
The Annual Golf Tournament is a favorite of many City residents and business partners alike. Held in May at the Jacaranda Country Club, the annual event hosts more than 150 golfers and is sold out every year. Looking to hit the links for a great cause? Click on the events link to learn more.
Family and Friends
Family involvement is an important aspect of the Association. Volunteer firefighters can only do what they do when their family members support them. Family is an essential part of our organization. The Association hosts many events, throughout the year, designed to involve family members. These include:
Spring Fling/Firematics Competition
Spring is a time of new beginnings. The Plantation Fire Department’s annual training calendar begins with a fun and exciting event. Firematics is a fun and fast paced competition in which members from each station compete in team events where they put their firefighting skills to the test. Afterwards friends and families get together for a cookout, music, and just plain fun.
Halloween Party/Trunk and Treat
Few holidays are more fun that Halloween and what safer way to celebrate than to get dressed up in your favorite costumes and go trick or treating in a safe, supervised environment.
Kids Holiday Party
The holidays are family time. The Plantation Volunteer Fire Association is one big family. Each year we bring the Fire Association kids together and celebrate the holiday season with gifts, music, games and a special visit from Santa, who arrives on…of course a fire truck! And today, some of those kids are bringing their kids.
Annual Dinner Dance
The kids have their party and we have ours. To celebrate another year of service, the City of Plantation hosts and annual dinner dance. Members and special guests gather for an evening of great food, great music, and great friends. During the dinner dance we present a video review of the year’s activities and honor outstanding members for their involvement and commitment.
July 4th Cookout
The July 4th parade kicks off the City’s annual celebration of Independence Day. Each year the Fire Department, led by our Award winning Honor Guard, displays all its equipment and brings out all our members.
After the parade we gather, with our families, for an old fashioned, Independence Day barbecue.
Caring for Others
The very nature of the Fire Service is providing care and comfort to those in trouble. The Plantation Volunteer Fire Association takes it one step further with its Care-A-Little program. Care-A-Little is a charitable program designed to provide at risk children throughout Plantation with help, support, and services they may not be able to obtain themselves.
Click on the “Care-A-Little” link above to find out more about what Care-A-Little does and how you can help.