Fire Department

Yocha Dehe Fire Department Honored at Annual Event

BROOKS, CA (April 19, 2018) – The Tribal Council and citizens of the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation joined Yolo County community members and leaders today to salute the firefighters of the Yocha Dehe Fire Department (YDFD) and its regional partner agencies. 

Annual Luncheon Celebrates Service of Yocha Dehe Fire Department and Public Safety Partners

BROOKS, CA (April 20, 2017) – The Yocha Dehe Tribal Council, tribal citizens, and community members and leaders joined today for the eighth annual Awards Luncheon to pay tribute to the firefighters of the Yocha Dehe Fire Department (YDFD).

Yocha Dehe Fire Dept. Earns Prestigious International Accreditation for the Second Time

The Fire Department of the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation has again earned accreditation by the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI). The decision was announced August 27 in Atlanta, Georgia. The Yocha Dehe Fire Department (YDFD) first earned accreditation in 2010 and is the only Native American fire department to do so. 

Yocha Dehe Fire Dept. Presents Annual Awards

Event Celebrates Dedication to Public Safety and Cooperation Across the Region

Yocha Dehe “Breaks Open” the Door to Training Tower

The Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation dedicated its new fire and rescue training tower in Brooks, offering Yocha Dehe and its partner departments an important “all-risk public safety training facility developed to replicate a wide range of exercises.” 

 

Yocha Dehe Fire Department Partnering with Forest Service

The Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation Fire Department is a recognized and very active partner with the Forest Service. In 2013, this partnership increased as the YDFD has responded to eight different incidents to date, including the Hoag Fire on the Plumas National Forest and the Rim fire in Tuolumne County. In August, four YDFD paramedics were deployed to the Orleans Complex fire in the Six River National Forest, where two fires merged to burn 21,680 acres.

YDFD Joins Fire Battles Across California

The Yocha Dehe Fire Department (YDFD) has just wrapped up an intense six weeks of firefighting operations at four major fires across California: the Rim Fire near Yosemite National Park, the Orleans Complex Fire in Six Rivers National Forest near Eureka, the Swedes Fire in Butte County and the Hough Fire near Quincy.

Fire Department Award Ceremony

The Yocha Dehe Fire Department (YDFD) recognized key individuals for their commitment to public safety and protection of the community at its annual awards luncheon at the fire station in Brooks last week.

Firefighter of the Year

Yocha Dehe Firefighter Steve Herzog was awarded the 2012 Firefighter of the Year award.

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