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You Can Now Get Your Campfire Permit Online

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST – Did you know that not only can you obtain your campfire permit at any Forest Service Office, but you can also get a permit online? Campfire Permits are required for open fires, such as campfire, barbecues and portable stoves on federally controlled lands and private lands that are the property of another person. On private lands, ...

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Fire Prevention Grants Available From Cal Fire

SACRAMENTO – In effort to reduce the risk and damage from wildfires, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) today announced the availability of local fire prevention grant funding. The program is part of Cal Fire’s California Climate Investments (CCI) which will increase carbon storage and sequestration in forestlands through a variety of objectives including wildfire prevention. ...

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North Fork Dedicates New Fire Engine At Annual BBQ

NORTH FORK – Over 425 people showed their support for Madera County Fire Station 11 and all our first responders at the annual North Fork Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary BBQ on Saturday, Apr. 28. This yearly event is the biggest fundraiser for the Auxiliary, making it possible for them to purchase much-needed items for Station 11’s Paid Call Firefighters (PCFs) ...

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Wildfire Community Preparedness Day In North Fork

NORTH FORK – Residents living in high-risk wildfire areas who want to take action to increase their safety, but are unsure about how to start, can now find the information and the inspiration they need to organize and accomplish wildfire risk reduction projects in their community. North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians of California is teaming up with the National ...

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Wildland Firefighter Hootenanny And Family Fire Camp

COARSEGOLD — Come out and support the people who watch out for you, at the Wildland Firefighter Hootenanny the weekend of Saturday and Sunday, Apr. 14 – 15, at the Coarsegold Rodeo Grounds. Admission is free; some activities and meals come with a fee — this is a fundraising event. Gates and the camping area will open Saturday at 9 ...

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Red Cross Hosts Shelter Training Ahead Of Wildfire Season

OAKHURST — The American Red Cross of the Central Valley is hosting a Shelter Boot Camp training from Thursday, Apr. 19 through Saturday, Apr. 21 at Sierra Vista Presbyterian, 39696 Hwy 41, Oakhurst, CA 93644. Anyone interested in training as a Red Cross disaster volunteer is encouraged to attend; or register online. This multi-day offering of courses is designed to build ...

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Cal Fire Offers Grants For Forest Health, Urban Forestry & Fire Prevention

SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) has announced that information regarding the 2017-2018 California Climate Investments (CCI) grant funds is now available. Cal Fire is administering CCI grant funds to partners through grant awards aimed at helping the State reduce greenhouse gas emissions and sequester carbon. Up to $200 million is available through Cal ...

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Fireside Chat: Mariposa’s Marvels Of 20th Century Engineering

MARIPOSA — Here’s information about a special presentation of interest to history buffs and those who admire masterful 20th century engineering, including bridges and railroads: the Mariposa Museum and History Center is hosting another Fireside Chat. Glenn Sutherland’s presentation, “Engineering Marvels of the Early 1900s in Mariposa County and Beyond” includes historic photographs, amazing facts, and insider stories about several ...

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Lawson Studios Raises Funds For Victims Of Mountain Area Fires

MARIPOSA — Lawson Studios, local screen printing and design studio, recently presented the Mariposa Community Foundation with a check for $6,416. Lawson Studios designed, produced, and sold hundreds of custom Detwiler Fire shirts and hats to raise funds for victims of the Detwiler Fire. The Lawson team, along with friends and family including Chenise Perry, Kyle Kjobech, Claudia Dysard, Jeff ...

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