1 full time Chief and Captain
and 21 Volunteers.

1 full time Chief and Captain
and 21 Volunteers.

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LSFD April Update 2021

May 15

For April 2021, Lake Shastina Fire responded to a total of 41 calls of service, including:

  • 29 medical emergencies
  • 7 public assists
  • 2 traffic collisions
  • 1 structure fire
  • 1 broken water line
  • 1 commercial fire alarm call

  • LSFD volunteers, throughout April during trainings, completed all of the requirements for S-130 and RT-130, which are national standards for fighting wildland fire. Volunteers covered skills ranging from recording and relaying fire weather, putting in hose lays, using fire shelters, understanding fire behavior, and more. With our volunteers completing these courses they will be able to staff the engines during the summer on local and statewide fires.
LSFD volunteers working on a wildland hoselay training
  • Several LSFD firefighters are seeking further trainings and experience through upcoming courses at College of the Siskiyous. Local COS instructors are hosting courses that qualify volunteers to be Engine Bosses, a certification which lets them not only staff engines during wildland season but pump and operate them as well.
  • We are reaching the beginning of fire season, so the burn site will not be open much longer. The community has contributed enough pine needles and tree limbs to build up significant piles, which we hope to burn off and use for wildland training before the season picks up. In the past we have invited Weed City Fire and CalFire to train with us when we burn the piles, simulating a wildfire dispatch and response. We hope to host another interagency training this year.
A picture from last year’s burn site training.
  • CalFire has offered seasonal positions to several LSFD volunteers. Some have accepted, and others have chosen to stay with Lake Shastina for the summer. Two LSFD firefighters accepted local CalFire positions in the Siskiyou unit. CalFire is a common ‘next step’ for a lot of our volunteers seeking careers in fire, and those that are staying local say they plan to return to Lake Shastina for the off season. Even with the recent hirings, we have enough volunteers to staff our engines and the station for the upcoming wildland season. 

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Lake Shastina Fire Department

16309 Everhart Dr. Weed California 96094
Phone: (530) 938-3161