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A Fourth of July Warning About Fireworks From CAL FIRE

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MARIPOSA — The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) would like to remind Eastern Madera and Mariposa County residents of the fire danger and use of illegal fireworks. A public fireworks display will be available at Bass Lake on July 4th at 9 p.m. All fireworks, including “Safe and Sane,” are illegal in Mariposa County as well ...

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CAL FIRE to Conduct Live Fire Training at Eastman Lake

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MARIPOSA — The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) will be conducting a live fire training at Eastman Lake in cooperation with the Madera County Fire Department, and the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers on June 14 and 15. Burning will take place from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. each day. Firefighters will be training on tactics ...

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Volunteers Install Free Smoke Alarms for Local Families

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COARSEGOLD — On Saturday, volunteers and members of the American Red Cross Central Valley Chapter, Madera County Fire Department and United Way of Fresno and Madera Counties installed nearly 100 free smoke alarms for families in Coarsegold as part of a national Red Cross Sound the Alarm effort to install 50,000 smoke alarms across the country this spring. “Without everyone ...

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Madera County Fire Department to Receive Jaws of Life

MADERA COUNTY — The Madera County Fire Department is the recipient of a $70,000 grant to purchase new extrication equipment referred to as “the jaws of life.” The grant funding was provided through the California Office of Traffic Safety and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Madera County Fire Department Assistant Chief Matthew Watson stated that “This new equipment will ...

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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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