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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.


Group Shot Taken At The End Of A Training Session 2014

This Photo Was Taken At The End Of A Training Session

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

Upcoming Events

Please save these dates and mark your calendars. We look forward to your participation in the election of the Board of Directors and seeing you at our March and April events.


Triple S Ranch Open House- March 04, 2017

We are excited to offer, for a second year in a row, lunch and tour of the updated Triple S Ranch. Wander the grounds, visit the main building, and tour the restored home. Enjoy a pizza lunch, provided by Napa Valley Crust, on the patio.

This is a fundraiser for the MVFD, with monies raised going to updating our aging equipment.

Join us from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Tickets are $60 for Adults (pre- sale by March 1st) or $75 at the door.  Children 12 and under / Adults 70 and over are half price.



Call For Nominations & Elections - March 14, 2017

This year, the Board of Directors needs to fill 3 Directors at Large positions. Please contact Steve Heller for more information. Serving on the board is a great way to support the Mountain Volunteer Fire Department firefighters/responders.

Annual elections are held on the second Tuesday in March. The term of office is two years, with positions staggered so no more than half of the members are ever new to the board. The board consists of 11 members which includes officers: President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary, and 7 Directors at Large. They meet at 7:00 PM at the Firehouse on the second Tuesday of every month throughout the year.


Pancake Breakfast - April 23, 2017

We hope you will join us for our Annual Steak, Eggs, and Pancake Breakfast at the Mountain Volunteer Fire Department Firehouse on Sharp Road. It is always a fun time to connect with neighbors, meet the firefighters, and of course buy some of our great Logo Gear. Bring the family!

Cost is $12 per adult and $6 for children 12 and under.
Breakfast will be served between 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM. See you there!

Thank You To Everyone Who Supported Our Fundraising Dinner & Silent Auction!

We Raised Over $17,000!

This money will be used to help update the fire station’s aging fleet of vehicles.

A Special Thank You to The Businesses and Individuals Who Donated Items

•  August Briggs Winery  •  BoDean Company  • Brannan's 

•  Brian Arden Wines  • Buster’s Southern BBQ 

•  Cafe Sarafornia  •  Cal Mart  •  Calistoga Inn 

•  Calistoga Realty  • Calistoga Spa Hot Springs 

•  Carmel Gallery  • Catch Toss Designs 

•  Caymus Vineyards  • Jennifer Curtis  • Terry Curtis 

•  Loren Davis   • Dutch Henry Winery  • Gott's Roadside 

•  H•L•R Cellars    •  Huge Bear Wines  

•  Indian Springs Resort & Spa  •  Jeff and Jen Lemelin 

•  Jeff Lemelin Photography   •  Jericho Canyon Vineyard   

•  Joseph Cellars  • La Prima Pizza  • Lee Youngman Gallery 

•  Madrigal Family Winery  •  Napa County Fair Association 

•  Pacific Tree Care  • Peju  • Petrified Forest 

•  Rombauer Vineyards  • Safari West  •  Sales Promotion 

•  Pam Schellenger  •  Lisa and Mark Skinner 

•  Silver Oak Winery  •  St. Francis Winery 

•  Summers Estate Wines  •  The Chop Shop  • Vermeil Wines 

• Vincent Arroyo Winery  • Vineyard 7&8  •  W.H. Smith Wines 

•  Yo El Rey Roasting  •  360 Salon & Day Spa




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.






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: to watch a video and read Cal Fire’s brochure READY, SET, GO!









 To ask fire-related questions use the Contact Us Page. We will post replies in the Journal section, located in the navigation menu at the top of the website page  

To read the Monthly Board of Director's Meeting Minutes, click on  the Files  section, located in the navigation menu at the top of the website page  














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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
Non-Emergency: 707 942 2222
Emergency: 911
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