Manson’s Firefighters are the backbone of our community, and we value each and every committed volunteer. As an agency we recruit men & women to be volunteers of all ethnic backgrounds. We also have a Junior Firefighter program starting at age 16 for those who want to learn the basics in structural, wildland firefighting training. Jr. Firefighters are allowed to respond to fire calls, observe and in some cases perform light duties where hazards are minimized.

Not everyone has to train in all the risks we face. Training covers; Structural interior and Wildland, Hazardous Materials, Water Rescue, Driver Training, and Emergency Medical Technician. Our goal is to promote quality training opportunities, giving our members the confidence and experience they need to succeed. The Manson Fire Department advocates team-oriented values and respects each volunteer’s capability.

We will be rotating different volunteers every two months, so check back on this page and
“Get to know your Volunteers”.

Firefighter Ronan Walsh

Ronan and has family have lived in the Manson area for the past four years. His line of work is in Management Consulting. He enjoys spending time with his three kids and wife participating in outdoor activities. Ronan joined the MFD to help give back to his great community, learn new skills and meet new people. He is a valuable member to our firefighting team.

Past Months

Firefighter Chris Ghioni

Chris and his family are new to the Manson area, moving here a little over a year ago. He has been an operating Engineer for the past 20 years and currently working as a Contractor. Joining the MFD has given him a great opportunity to serve his community. His goals are to continue learning and gaining more certification in firefighting. For his off time, Chris enjoys hunting and fishing.

Firefighter Brooks Pinski

Brooks is currently a senior at Manson High School and has lived in the area for the past year & half. He is involved in school sports; baseball, football, golf and enjoys wakeboarding and surfing on his time off. His focus is to continue building his skills for Structural & Wildland Firefighting and sees a future in making this a possible career. Brooks recognizes the need to give back to the community and looks forward to gaining more experience.

FF Support /EMT/Commissioner  Chris Willoughby

Chris has been with MFD since 1985 as a Firefighter volunteer, EMT and currently sits on the Board of Commissioners. He was the past Firefighters Associations president for many years and was instrumental in organizing fundraisers; Season of Hope, Hydrofest-ST51 Open House, and Farmers Market. He graduated from Manson High School and continued his studies in Fire Science in college. Chris manages his family’s fourth generation apple orchard and, on his time off he enjoys fishing and hiking. His history involvement shows he is dedicated to helping his community stay safe.