For the month of September Lake Shastina Fire Department responded to a total of 36 calls for service and 4 strike team assignments.
These calls included:
- 17 Medical Aids (1 CPR in progress)
- 8 Wildland Fires
- 3 Traffic Collisions
- 7 Public Assists
- 3 Residential Structure Fires
- 1 Vehicle Fire
- 1 Hazardous Conditions call
Monthly News: Our extremely busy summer has not slowed down at all. The need for LSFD to help fight wildland fires locally and statewide has surpassed any other year in history. Engine 3112 continues to remain staffed and assigned to the August Complex Fire, which has burned over a million acres. Locally, Engine 3118 and Engine 3119 have been staffed with volunteers throughout the summer protecting our own community. We had numerous structure and wildland fires in September as well as the typical medical emergencies and traffic collisions that we respond to, which kept our local firefighters very busy.
In September we resumed reading to local school kids on Wednesday afternoons. We are excited to announce that all schools in our county now have a re-opening plan so the weekly firefighter readings will most likely cease once these re-opening plans go into place. If you were not able to catch our readings please check our Facebook page, where you can view all recordings from past weeks.
Unfortunately with the hot and dry weather we have had we were not able to meet our projected date of starting the fuel abatement program up. Our new tentative start date is October 19th. We will finish our project in Rancho Hills and then move back to Lake Shore drive. We will also be clearing numerous properties that are next to homes that are seen as high risk. If you feel that your neighboring vacant property is overgrown and a fire threat to your home, please do not hesitate to contact me so that we can begin the process to get the property cleaned up.
A before and after look at a lot in Rancho Hills that was worked on by the LSFD fuel abatement team.
Lastly I would once again like to thank our community for all the thoughts and well wishes to your firefighters. We have had countless snacks and cards dropped off for the fire crews. This week especially, I have had the pleasure to meet many new faces and have had so many members of the community reach out to me to give their support. Sometimes it takes negative things to bring a community together and I believe that this week has been an example of these types of situations.