COARSEGOLD – Station 10, Yosemite Lakes Park’s Volunteer Fire Station, is having a Badge Pinning and Awards Ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 18, at 11 a.m., followed by an Open House and tri-tip barbeque.
The crew at Station 10 will be welcoming four new firefighters, and recognizing some of the old guard for their service, including the Firefighter of the Year Award.
There will be something for everyone at the celebration, especially the kids. There will be free cookies, a visit from Smokey Bear, and SkyLife 1 Air Ambulance will land right at the station so everyone can have an up-close look. Of course the availability of the helicopter, along with all the firefighters, depends on whether their services are required elsewhere.
Also, Engine 310 will take it’s place at Station 10, replacing Light Engine 8, which has been reassigned. Engine 310 is a big red wildland Type 3 engine reconditioned by the Madera County Fire Department after serving as a Cal Fire Engine.
After the awards ceremony, there will be tri-tip barbeque for just $10, including chips and a drink. Kids under 12 years will get free hot dogs, and to-go dinners will also be available.
Meet your volunteer firefighters and the folks from Cal Fire — those people who respond when you need them! The open house will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and everyone is welcome.