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Volunteer Firefighters Honored, 15 New PCFs Join The Ranks

OAKHURST – Firefighters and their families turned out in big numbers for the annual Madera County Fire Department Paid Call Firefighter (PCF) Appreciation Luncheon on Sunday, Apr. 29, at the Oakhurst Community Center. Every year, Cal Fire firefighters serve up a BBQ lunch of tri-tip and chicken, and mark the achievements and milestones of members of the Madera County Fire ...

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NF Fire Dept. Auxiliary Ponies Up $80,000 For New Engine

MADERA COUNTY — Members of the North Fork Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary handed over a hefty check to the County this morning for the purchase of a new Type 6 fire engine to be put into service at Station 11. The citizens of the North Fork, Wishon, O’Neals and Bass Lake area have always been extremely generous in their support ...

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Madera County Fire Station 3 Relocated After Floor Collapses

MADERA COUNTY — After the floor of the sleeping quarters at Madera County Fire Station 3 collapsed under the bed of a firefighter last Saturday night, officials have closed down the building, and are exploring options to build a new station. The deplorable state of the trailer used to house the firefighters who man Station 3 is nothing new, and ...

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Cedar Valley Volunteer Fire Dept. Pancake Breakfast

OAKHURST — One of the favorite events of the July 4th weekend is the Cedar Valley Volunteer Fire Department Pancake Breakfast, held beside the lake at the Cedar Valley Fire Station on Saturday, July 1, from 7 to 10:30 a.m. Not only does one get to enjoy a fantastic pancake breakfast with ham and sausage, eggs, juice and coffee, you ...

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Volunteer Firefighter Passes Out During Medical Call

MADERA COUNTY — A volunteer firefighter, or PCF (Paid Call Firefighter) became the patient rather than the rescuer, when he lost consciousness while responding to a medical aid call in Chowchilla last night. Madera County Fire Engine 2, staffed with one PCF, responded to a 911 call for an in-home medical emergency at about 11 p.m. on Wednesday. The engine ...

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County Spends 64% Of Discretionary Budget On Protection

MADERA COUNTY — As residents consider their vote on Measure L, the proposed Public Safety Tax scheduled for the Mar. 7 special election, many are questioning the information they’re getting and want answers from the County clarifying details of the measure. We contacted the County to get their response to questions we’ve received from the public, and to assertions put ...

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Public Forums On Measure L This Week In The Mountain Area

EASTERN MADERA COUNTY — The campaign committee, Citizens, Firefighters, & Deputies for Measure L is holding a series of public safety forums in Madera County to discuss the proposed Madera County Public Safety Sales Tax, titled Measure L, scheduled for a special election on Mar. 7. The forums will include speakers who represent citizens, Madera County firefighters and sheriff’s deputies. ...

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Firefighters Say We’re Gambling With People’s Lives

OAKHURST – “As residents of this county we’ve been gambling that nobody in our public safety ranks would lose their life in the line of duty, and we can’t keep going on like we’ve been going.” These are the sentiments expressed by firefighters and sheriff’s deputies as they gathered today at the old Blockbuster in Oakhurst before heading out to ...

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State Constitution Doesn’t Require County Fire Protection

MADERA COUNTY — Bill Ritchey is serving as chairman of the Citizens, Firefighters and Citizens for Measure L 2017 committee. He has spent the past several years working with residents, firefighters and County officials to identify the challenges faced by the Madera County Fire Department and the Paid Call Firefighters (PCFs or volunteers), and has been involved in formulating a ...

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Opposition Committee Member On Why He’s Against Measure L

MADERA COUNTY — John Pero is a member of the ad hoc committee that is opposing Measure L — the proposed Public Safety Sales Tax scheduled for the Mar. 7 ballot. He is also the leader of the Oakhurst/Coarsegold Tea Party, but says the No on Measure L effort was not organized or written by the Tea Party organization, “it’s ...

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