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Mountain Volunteer Fire Department

5198 Sharp Road         Calistoga  CA  94515

Our team is on call 24/7. We are your first responders and proud to serve our community.

This Photo Was Taken At The End Of A Training Session March 2017


Message from the President of the Board of Directors - Steve Heller - February 2017

Dear Neighbors,

Happy New Year from MVFD! We are off to a busy start as a result of rain and wind. The responders have provided awesome support to keeping our roads clear and safe. Thanks to your generous support, we are able to provide additional chain saws and special rain gear to help our responders do their jobs.

We are pleased to announce we have purchased a used water tender that is able to climb our steep roads fully loaded! The equipment committee tried valiantly to get our “flat land” tender to do hills, but nothing worked. Hopefully, you will see the “new to us” truck at the Steak and Pancake Breakfast on April 23rd.

Your fire department continues to provide leadership to CSA-40 to improve the standing of all volunteer fire companies in Sonoma County. Special thanks to Ed Stump who spent countless hours in meetings to help guide the Sonoma County Volunteer Fire Company Association.

I look forward to seeing you at the Triple S Ranch on March 4th!

Steve Heller
Steve@HLRCELLARS.com


Upcoming Events

Tri-Tip, Eggs & Pancakes
Sunday, April 23, 2017
at the Firehouse 
8:30 am to 1:00 pm

 


 

 

 


UPDATES

 

Tony Albright graduated from  the Basic Volunteer Firefighter academy at SRJC Public Safety Training Center in Windsor. Graduation was on Saturday October 29th.

Captain Jeff Lemelin  and Firefighter Caroline Upton have been hired as part-time fire and EMS instructors by Sonoma County Fire and Emergency Services Department. They will be teaching at Mountain as well as at other volunteer fire departments in Sonoma County.

Mountain VFD initiated and County Fire funded a Low Angle Rope Rescue Operations (LARRO) course over Labor Day weekend. This 3 day 24 hour State Fire Marshall approved course was conducted at Pepperwood Preserve and attended by 16 firefighters from throughout Sonoma County. Dan Bull was the primary instructor and Chief Loren Davis and Captain Jeff Lemelin were assistant instructors.

Firefighters Clint St.Martin and Caroline Upton participated in a recent Urban Shield exercise in Alameda County. This is an annual event that encompasses five days of training that simulates regional response to large scale disasters and terrorist attacks with fire, law, EMS, USAR, EOD, local civilian emergency managers, and various branches of the military.

 

 

 

 

FIRE AWARENESS

WILDFIRE IS COMING. ARE YOU READY?
Prepare For Wildfire

The geography, weather patterns and number of Wildland Urban Interface communities in California make it a state particularly threatened by devastating wildfire. To help educate property owners and residents in areas most at risk, CAL FIRE has developed a communications program called “Ready, Set, Go!” that breaks down the actions needed to be ready for wildfire.

    Get prepared for wildfire before it strikes by following Ready, Set, Go!    
Be Ready: Create and maintain defensible space and harden your home against flying embers.
Get Set: Prepare your family and home ahead of time for the possibility of having to evacuate.
Be Ready to GO!: Take the evacuation steps necessary to give your family and home the best chance of surviving a wildfire.

We encourage you to go to the website:  www.readyforwildfire.org to watch a video and read Cal Fire’s brochure READY, SET, GO!

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

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Fire Prevention Fee

CAL FIRE administers a Fire Prevention Fee for habitable structures within the State Responsibility Area (SRA). This fee was enacted with the signing of Assembly Bill X1 29 in July 2011. This is an annual Fire Prevention Fee to pay for fire prevention services within the SRA. It is applied to all habitable structures within the SRA.

For more information about the Fire Prevention Fee click here to go to the page on the CAL FIRE website. 

Click here to go to the CAL FIRE page to see if your residence is within the SRA. Enter your address in the BOF's State Responsibility Area Viewer. Note: you must first click on the box labeled LAUNCH THE VIEWER.
 

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Mountain Volunteer Fire Department Inc.
5198 Sharp Rd
Calistoga, CA 94515
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