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Mariposa County Fire Dept. Honorees

MARIPOSA – The Mariposa County Fire Department would like to say “Thank You!” to all the businesses who provided donations and support to the Volunteer Appreciation Picnic held on Oct. 13.

“Thanks to everyone who came out to the annual Volunteer Appreciation Picnic,” say organizers. “We had beautiful weather, good food, and lots of fun to share with our family and friends. A big thank you to all of the businesses and individuals who graciously donated to the cause to make our volunteers feel appreciated.”

For those who were unable to attend, below is a list of the award winners for 2013:

Outstanding Company Member:
Station Awardees

21 – Gonzalo Tafoya
22– Lonnie Lahown
23 – Melonie Noel
24 – Michael Harding
25 – Josh Keheley
26 – Nick Moschetti
27 – Harve Dearing
29 – Jennifer Radcliffe
31 – Brian Conley
32 – Fred Neumeyer
33 – Jeremy Shipp
36 – Ralph Finch
37 – Corazon Tobin
Grizzlies Fire Dept Deven Dearing

Department Awards:
Firefighter of the year Ron Setterberg- 29
Rookie of the year Jeremy Shipp- 33
EMS responder of the year Jennifer Radcliffe- 29
Support member of the year Donn Harter- 33
Captain of the year Richard Shelton- 23
Station of the year Ponderosa Basin Station 32

Blue Heron Sports, Black Oak Casino, Carisio Chiropractic, Castillo’s Mexican Restaurant, Central CA Blood Center, China Station, Chocolate Soup, Chumly’s Backwoods BBQ, Coast Hardware, Costco, Delaware North Corporation, Kid Korral Daycare, Fosters True Value, Grace Note Chimes, Happy Burger Diner, Jantz Bakery, Jorgensen Company Mariposa Coffee Company, Mariposa Feed & Supply, Mariposa Fruit and Nut, Mariposa Lions Club, Mariposa Shipping Company, Mary Lou’s Cup of Brew, Miriam’s Place, Moonbow Coffee and Espresso Napa Auto Parts, One Stop Office Products, Pioneer Market, Pizza Factory, Raleys, Rose Cottage, Scott’s Cleaning Service, Shawna Dahl Foundation, , Sierra Survival & Outdoor, Sierra Telephone, Sportsman’s Den, Stage Stop Gun Shop, Subway, Starbucks, Take and Bake Pizza, Tenaya Lodge, Tri-County Beverage Pepsi, Wonderfully Made, Yosemite Bank, Yosemite Grill. Also a big thank you to the following individuals for their donations/support – Bill and Earleen Bailey, Dennis Buck, Steve & Debbie Cook, Tina Dearing, Kevin & Irma Keheley, Hal Nolen, Marie & April Pretzer, Keith Stowell, Lorie Setterberg, Steve Sula, Garry and Carmen Trammell, and Lynn Wilson.

Thanks to all of the above, this year’s appreciation picnic was a huge success!

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer firefighter, medical first responder or support person for your neighborhood Mariposa County Fire Station, please feel free to contact us at: (209) 966-4330, or download a copy of the volunteer application at and drop it by our office at 5082 Bullion Street.

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