Chief Frank R. Carey began his fire career as a volunteer with the Quincy Volunteer Fire Department (QVFD) on October 17, 2000. He was working for a local landscaper who was a QVFD Captain of Rescue Squad 8151.
When tones went off they responded to calls, so Frank quickly knew he had to join or he would be sitting in the truck waiting! In 2010 Frank became Captain of the Ladder Truck 8161.
Frank 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 Frank has been a lead instructor for the Quincy Fire Academy, including weekly drill training.
Retired from Plumas County Unified School District position as facility foreman and safety officer, Frank has a large scope of understanding of the local school buildings and has specialized training related to ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) an active shooter training in the event of a violent intruder.
Now, on May 1, 2023, Frank is the Fire Chief of the Quincy Volunteer Fire Department. He brings many skills to the position including but not limited to Incident Command Training courses 100,200,300,400,800; Officer Training, Forcible Entry Training, Fire Inspections, and Community Outreach.
He is also employed by Careflight Gound as an EMT his strong ability is in building relationships with neighboring departments and related agencies while serving the needs of the community