Dear Mountain Neighbors,
I hope you all are enjoying the beautiful weather! What a wonderful change from the cold and wet winter.
As a result of the Mountain Volunteer Fire Department being annexed into the new Sonoma County Fire District (SCFD) our bylaws need to be amended. The major change is we are no longer responsible for hiring a chief or certifying the training of volunteers. The SCFD now has this responsibility.
Your board is proposing the following key changes:
Name change to: The Mountain Station Foundation
The purpose of the Mountain Station Foundation is to “facilitate neighbors helping on another and to support emergency fire, medical aid, and rescue services in the SCFD Station 6 area.”
Eliminating members as the board no longer provides services to anyone.
The entire bylaws have been updated to conform with current California code.
We are asking your approval of these bylaw changes and the election of board. Your board feels there is value to our community in providing continuing financial support to the Mountain Station for items beyond their normal budget.
You can find a copy of the proposed amended bylaws posted at the firehouse as well as on our website.
Please use the enclosed envelope and mail your absentee ballot or bring it to the Annual Meeting on Tuesday May 14, 2019 at 7:00 PM at the firehouse.
Board members will be available to answer questions at the Pancake Breakfast on Sunday April 28th.
Looking forward to seeing you soon.
2017 Wildfire Storm
On October 9th, 2017 a series of wildfires that burned across Northern California. A total of 8,602 fires have burned 1,089,971 acres (4,410.96 km2), according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.
Firefighter Caroline Upton and her dog Wawona passed their test to become a FEMA Canine Search Team. After training over the last two years, they are ready to respond with California Task Force 3, Urban Search and Rescue.
Mountain VFD initiated and County Fire funded a Low Angle Rope Rescue Operations (LARRO). 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 Assistant Chief Jeff Lemelin and Firefighter Jen Lemelin all assisted.
New Recruit Firefighters Jason Williams, Henrik Jeberg, Cody Thomas, and Jacqi Almond (left to right) complete the Sonoma County Volunteer Fire Academy for Structure Fire training on Saturday, October 27th.
Please fill out the form below to contact us. We will respond as soon as possible.
Mountain Volunteer Fire Department Inc.
5198 Sharp Rd
Calistoga, CA 94515