Pleasant View Volunteer Fire Department (PVVFD) was Incorporated in April of 1970. Founding incorporators included Richard Jackson, T.R. Drake, Don Nicholson, Neville, Hillard Heartman, Harry Murphy, Pete Barnes, Larry Lee, Bob Justice, and Lauren Hunt.
These visionary community leaders described the organizational purpose of the Charter of Incorporation as:
operating, maintaining, and providing a fire department to prevent and fight fires, and to further promote and encourage fire prevention and safety in the area covered by this service; to acquire all necessary fire-fighting equipment and apparatus so as to offer and provide an adequate fire protection service to and for the people and property in the area covered by this service, the welfare of the community so demanding. Through exhibits, posters, and educational programs, to educate the public in fire prevention for the protection of their lives and property; to maintain fire station, fire trucks, equipment.
Today’s leadership continues this proud tradition of professional service and fire service protection. P.J. Duncan serves as the Fire Chief with Trey Nelms as Assistant Chief and Mike Cooper as Assistant Chief. Our Captains are Wayne Bennett, Jack Crouch, and Seth Parks. Our Lieutenants are Drew Akin, Joey Farrell, Brandon George, and Seth Goodowens. This group leads a team of about 50 professional volunteers.