Fire Department

NAUMD Names Yocha Dehe Fire Department Best Dressed

OMAHA, NE (June 15, 2020) – The North American Association of Uniform Manufacturers and Distributors (NAUMD) has named the Yocha Dehe Fire Department one of the nation's best dressed. The California agency is one of five winners in NAUMD's Best Dressed Public Safety Award® Competition, an annual program that recognizes the important role uniforms play in law enforcement and public safety work. The awards honor both the departments and suppliers of the uniform program.

YDWN Swears in Rebecca Ramirez as New Fire Chief

BROOKS, CA (January 2, 2020) – The Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation has sworn in Rebecca Ramirez as the new Fire Chief of the Yocha Dehe Fire Department (YDFD). She became YDFD’s third chief following the retirement of Chief Gary Fredericksen. “We are pleased to have Chief Ramirez join as the next leader of our Yocha Dehe Fire Department,” said Yocha Dehe Tribal Chairman Anthony Roberts. “Our team has known Chief Ramirez for many years as an effective partner in firefighting in our region. Her depth of experience and exemplary career made her stand out as the right choice as YDFD’s new chief.”

Yocha Dehe Fire Provides Water Station for Animals During Power Shutdown

BROOKS, CA (October 8, 2019) – To aid farm and livestock operators who will lose access to water during this week’s announced Public Safety Power Outage by Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), the Yocha Dehe Fire Department (YDFD) will set up a water filling operation at Vernon Nichols Park in Guinda. YDFD firefighters are deploying an emergency industrial pump to help fill containers from Cache Creek to provide water for local animals.

Firefighters’ Commitment to Service Recognized at 10th Annual Event

BROOKS, CA (May 2, 2019) – The firefighters of the Yocha Dehe Fire Department (YDFD) and its regional partner agencies were honored today by the Yocha Dehe Tribal Council, the citizens of the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation and Yolo County community members and leaders at the tenth annual YDFD Awards Luncheon at the Fire Station in Brooks. The event also commemorated YDFD’s 15 years of service since its formation.

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.” 

 

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