The Ellis Volunteer Fire Department is composed of 20 volunteers. These members volunteer their time to protect Ellis residents from fire and other dangers. They are trained in many other areas.
Some of the supplementary training they have is CPR/First Aid, Weather Watch, and Water Rescue. These volunteers meet twice a month on the first and third Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. They are a dedicated group who take their jobs seriously.
Volunteers play a vital role in our community and our firefighters are a fine example of Ellis's "can do" spirit. An example of this spirit occurs annually during National Fire Prevention Week. The volunteers visit the Ellis schools providing education to our young people on fire prevention.
Likewise firefighters provide fire engine rides in conjunction with the Ellis Junior Free Fair. The firefighters drive the recently restored 1928 LaFrance fire truck.
Extra special care for the restoration was provided by Denis Vine, Dustin Vine, Wesley James, Les Weber and other members of the department. They restored this "local one-owner" to its former glory for the community and for future generations.