Personnel Assisting Logistical Support (PALS)
Many , Volunteer, Paid, and Combination Paid and Volunteer Fire Departments have for a very long time had "auxiliary divisions" that were primarily organized to assist the department in administrative needs, providing rehabilitation on fire scenes. (drinks, water, food) The AVFD formally organized our "auxiliary division" into the P.A.L.S. some years ago.
Without the P.A.L.S. there are many things in our department that would be very difficult to successfully accomplish or complete.
The P.A.L.S. provide assistance in data input for our fire "Pre-Planning" so that when we arrive on a fire scene we are better prepared to fight the fire because we have pre-existing information that tells us before we get there what kind of resources we will need.
The P.A.L.S. provide organizational assistance to the department administrator by assisting in filing, answering phones, helping to complete paperwork and many other assorted administrative tasks.
The P.A.L.S. provide organization to our annual Muscular Dystrophy Association "Fill the Boot Drive" In our community we have always had a long standing tradition of helping Jerrys Kids. Each year you will see us out with our fire boots asking you to provide whatever monetary assistance you can to help with this noble cause.
The P.A.L.S. organize and fund our annual department winter party, using absolutely no funding from the AVFD.
All P.A.L.S. functions and assistance to the Atascocita Volunteer Fire Department, as well as assistance that we provide to other fire departments for "Mutual Aid" are done so entirely based upon contributions and zero department funding.
Please help these hard working individuals continue with the awesome support they give our department and DONATE to the PALS.