Quincy Firewise Community welcomes Quincy Fire Chief Frank R. Carey as the guest speaker at the group’s Oct. 25 meeting. The meeting is open to all local residents, as well as members of other Plumas County Firewise community groups. The meeting starts at 5 p.m. at the West End Theatre (enter through Quintopia). The event includes a pine needle rake giveaway.
About Frank Carey
Frank Carey began his fire career in 2000 as a volunteer with the Quincy Volunteer Fire Department. At the time, he was working for a local landscaping contractor who was a QVFD captain. When tones went off, they responded to calls, so Carey quickly learned that he had to join, or he would be sitting in the truck waiting!
In 2010 Carey became captain of Ladder Truck 8161. He attended Rio Hondo Truck Academy twice, gaining extensive knowledge of ladder truck operations. In 2019 Frank was promoted to deputy chief for the QVFD.
Through the years Carey has been a lead instructor for the Quincy Fire Academy, including weekly drill training.
Retired from his Plumas County Unified School District position as facility foreman and safety officer, Carey has a broad understanding of the local school buildings and has specialized training related to the ALICE (alert, lock down, inform, counter, evacuate) procedure, including active shooter training.
As of May 1, Carey is the fire chief of the Quincy Volunteer Fire Department/Quincy Fire Protection District. He brings many skills to the position, including, but not limited to, completion of the following courses: Incident Command Training courses 100, 200, 300, 400, and 800; Officer Training; Forcible Entry Training; Fire Inspections; and Community Outreach.
Carey is also employed by Careflight Ground as an emergency medical technician. Among his many strengths, Carey has proven ability in building relationships with neighboring departments and related agencies while serving the needs of the community.
Information submitted by Quincy Firewise Community