Thursday, July 10, 2008

NYT Features Mendocino County Volunteer Fire Districts

I just got word of a New York Times write up about our county's local volunteer fire fighters, featuring especially how they responded to the early alarms in the Mendocino Lightning Complex fires of the past weeks. The story was in the July 7th edition (Monday). Link to it here.

We still have a long, hot, dry fire season ahead of us, and these tiny rural units need funds to replace and repair equipment and materials that have been used up. They also need to pay for training for any new recruits they can muster.

If you feel inspired to send a check, here are some addresses, kindly provided by CalFire:

Albion-Little River FD
P.O. Box 315
Albion, CA 95410

Anderson Valley FD
P.O. Box 398
Boonville, CA 95415

Brooktrails FD
24880 Birch St.
Willits, CA 95490

Comptche FD
P.O. Box 154
Comptche, CA 95427

Covelo FD
P.O. Box 36
Covelo, CA 95428

Elk FD
P.O. Box 151
Elk, CA 95432

Ft. Bragg FD
141 Main St.
Ft. Bragg, CA 95437

Hopland FD
P.O. Box 463
Hopland, CA 95449

Laytonville FD
P.O. Box 399
Laytonville, CA 95454

Leggett Valley FD
P.O. Box 32
Leggett, CA 95458

Mendocino FD
P.O. Box 901
Mendocino, CA 95460

Redwood Coast FD
P.O. Box 245
Pt. Arena, CA 95468

Redwood Valley-Calpella FD
P.O. Box 385
Redwood Valley, CA 95470

South Coast FD
P.O. Box 385
Gualala, CA 95445

Ukiah City FD
300 Seminary Ave.
Ukiah, CA 95482

Ukiah Valley FD
1500 S. State Street
Ukiah, CA 95482

Westport FD
P.O. Box 63
Westport, CA 95488

Willits-Little Lake FD
74 East Commercial Street
Willits, CA 95490

Piercy FD
P.O. Box 206
Piercy, CA 95587

Whale Gulch FD
76850 #B Usal Rd.
Whitethorn, CA 95589

My particular thanks go to the Comptche department for fighting the Navarro Fire that nearly consumed my mother's home.


Lily Hydrangea said...

I love firemen. My brother-in-law is a NYC fireman and my brother is a volunteer fireman here on long island. & I would love firemen even if I didn't know any. It's just that they are so brave, you know?

USelaine said...

Thanks for that thought, Lily. We take them for granted 99% of the time. But then that emergency happens, and they are the first to respond. And the fact that so many of them are volunteers is amazing.