Fire Department

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.

YDFD Names New Fire Chief

National search for new leader of internationally accredited department leads to local candidate.

YDFD is First Native American Dept. to Earn Prestigious International Accreditation

When Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation set out to build its fire department, the Tribe’s leaders were determined to build the best department possible to serve the needs of their community and their neighbors. Last week in Chicago, the Yocha Dehe Fire Department reached a historic step in attaining that goal: it became the first Native American fire department to earn accreditation by the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI).

Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation contributes $15,891 to the Firefighter Burn Institute Boot Drive

Brooks, Calif. – Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation today contributed $15,892 from the Tribe’s
Community Fund to Yolo County’s Firefighter Burn Institute’s annual “Fill the Boot for Burns” fundraising drive.

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