our historic handpumper a modern fire engine
Weaverville Fire
District and Department

Since 1898





Driver/Operator Training


Spill, Northern Lights


Roll-over, Hwy 3 north


Mobilehome Burns


Chainsaw Training


Fire, Mill St


Fire, SPI Camp


Propane Fire Training


Over-the-Bank Drill


BBQ Cookoff


Traffic Accident


Fire, Junction City


Hal Goodyear & Engine 3


Wildland Readiness


Emergency Medical Responder


Over the Bank


Wreck


Wreck


Bomb Threat


WUI Training


Courthouse Smoke


The 'Center' Fire


Mom's Day


Kids' Festival


Chief Richard Smith


Marjie Gets Married


Basic Wildland Training


Service Provided by Volunteers


Mutual Aid to Lewiston


Aircraft Crash-Rescue Training, 1961



Fire Shelter Training


T-Shirts On Sale


Multi-Casualty Incidents


Engine Boss Training


Wildland Incident Command Training


Perry, Curran, Reid


Fire Behavior Training


Keith Repairs Floor

News from 2011

17dec: Driver/Operator training's into its second month of every-tuesday-eve + some weekends. Dedication! photos...

22nov: In the early morning rain, WFD helps contain a small fuel spill at Northern Lights. photo...

15nov: Sprinklers required in new construction, story...

14nov: Mobilehome Burns, press release...

5nov: Weaverville firefighters and other Trinity County departments spent their weekend in chainsaw training, presented by FireCourse.com and sponsored by BLM. photos..., and Facebook photos...

27oct: An early morning fire destroyed a historic home, corner of Mill & Washington Streets. press release, Trinity Journal article, and photos.

21oct: Trailer fire at the SPI camp; Douglas City, Lewiston, & Weaverville FDs and CalFire rolled; photos from Dan...

8oct: Western Propane Gas Association presented live-fire training to Trinity County departments. Participating were WFD; Post Mountain, Lewiston, Douglas City, Hyampom, Salyer, Hayfork, & Junction City Volunteer Fire Depts; CalFire; and the Forest Service. video..., photos..., press release...

21sep: WFD trained in over-the-bank rescue. photos...

18sep: WFD volunteers distributed Emergency Preparedness kits (supplied by KIXE) at Ace Hardware. photos...

30aug: New carbon monoxide alarm requirements...

30jul: WFD and 8 other teams competed in the 1st annual Tops Market BBQ Cookoff. Howard Freeman, Marketing Director at Tops, reports: "We raised $1,833 directly from the BBQ and matched it with an additional $1,000 donation from Starbucks for a total of $2,833 raised for the Fire Chiefs Association."

15jul: Press Release: EMR Training...

15jul: Help with weeds available to Seniors...

jul 6: New Department Bylaws...

jul 2-4: This holiday weekend, WFD volunteers will helping or participating in the parade, pancake breakfast, fireworks, and destruction derby. After the parade 4th of July, come see our 1855 Handpumper in action, at the Weaverville Fire Station. And visit the Fire Museum. photos from 2010...

29jun: Burn permits will be suspended starting friday July 1. story...

27jun: Traffic accident, 299 at Kingdom Hall, no injuries. photos...

20jun: WFD rolled mutual aid this afternoon to 4 simultaneous wildland fire in the Junction City area. story..., story..., story..., story..., and photos...

13jun: Former WFD member Hal Goodyear, 98 years old, took a ride today in the department's newly restored Engine 3, an American LaFrance, built in 1917. Driver: Tom Berrien. Project coordinators: Dick Berrien & George Owen. Mechanics: Tom Berrien, Fred Maddox, Bob Rice. Research: Joan Berrien. Watch for the engine (and Hal?) in the parade July 4th. story..., photos..., and a Trinity Journal article from 1937.

11jun - Firefighters from Weaverville, Hayfork, Lewiston, Douglas City, Trinity Center, Hawkins Bar, CalFire, and Forest Service all trained for coordinated suppression of wildland and wildland-urban-interface fires. photos..., story..., story...

6jun: 80% or more of our calls are 'medicals'. Weaverville firefighters, plus volunteers from several other Trinity agencies, are spending many of their May & June evenings in the 48-hour 'Emergency Medical Responder' course, instructed by paramedic Serena Brown and WFD Chief Scott Alvord. photos...

4jun: WFD rolled mutual aid to Hwy 3 toward Trinity Center, a 1-victim over-the-bank traffic accident. photos..., story...

1jun: Personnel notes: At the department business meeting, Ernie Curran was promoted to Association President, filling the vacancy left by Roan Lovely (busy with Forest Service Hot Shots). Vickie Wilson was elected Vice-President. Ted Pierce was appointed to oversee fund-raising. And Scott Hufford is leaving us later this month for the U.S. Army. We thank Scott for his enthusiastic volunteer service, and wish him all the best.

30may: WFD & TCLS handled a vehicle accident on 299 near Poison Gulch. photos...

21may: WFD & TCLS rolled to a vehicle accident on 299 near Little Brown's Creek, no serious injury. photos...

16may: WFD was ready if needed during a long stand-off between law enforcement & barricaded suspects. A large part of town was evacuated due to fear of explosives. story..., story..., and photos...

15may: Weaverville firefighters, plus volunteers from 5 other Trinity County departments, attended 2 and a half days' training in Wildland-Urban Interface fires. Nationally-respected instructor J.P.Harris used field trips to various neighborhoods in town to illustrate issues in defending structures against fire. photo...

10may: The Courthouse was evacuated when an overheated elevator motor set off alarms. WFD located the problem, and ventilated to prevent smoke damage. photos...

10may: WFD extinguished an early-morning structure fire on Center Street. photos... and story...

7may: For Mother's Day, WFD delivered roses to moms all over town. Money raised goes to fire/rescue equipment & training. photos...

7may: WFD attended the annual Children's Festival at Lowden Park. photos...

30apr: After 11 years as Chief of the Weaverville Fire Department, Richard Smith retires. We thank you, sir, for your lifetime of public service.

16apr: WFD's indispensible Clerk Marjie Maddox is married. photo...

10apr: 40 hrs of Basic Wildland Fire Training (attended by new WFD volunteers plus other Trinity County volunteer departments, Park Service, & BLM) concluded with field exercises at the old Oil Fire School site. photos...

6apr: March 28th, the home of Curtis McQuade was severely damaged by fire. Curtis is a Lewiston volunteer firefighter/EMT. Help his family with tax-deductible donation to Lewiston Sparkies, Box 594, Lewiston CA 96052. (Note 'McQuade' on the memo line.) All contributions will go to the McQuades to help them get re-situated. story...

6apr: WFD Apparatus will display the message: "Service Proudly Provided by Volunteer Fire Fighters". Volunteers Todd Corbett and Ernie Curran are doing the work. photo...

28mar: WFD assisted Lewiston Fire Department with an early morning structure fire on Dirt Road. photos...

21mar: Ernie Curran is the new Firefighter-in-Residence at Station 1.

19mar: 50 years ago: WFD hosted 2 days of Aircraft Crash Fire-Rescue training. The site was approx where the County Schools Office is now. This was Live-Fire, yet check the PPE: they don't even wear gloves! Incredible photos...

19mar: Weaverville Volunteers instructed contractors today in the use of fire shelters, part of Fireline Safety Awareness training at the Weaverville Fire Station. Attendees receive a State Fire Marshall certificate, required for support personnel on wildland fires. photo...

18mar: WFD Supporter T-Shirts are for sale in Historic Downtown Weaverville at Untamed Clothing (623-9999), and at Mamma Llama (623-6363). Thank you for supporting your Volunteers! photo...

16mar: Training is unending. This time it's 'Multi-Casualty Incidents', instructed by Larry Masterman of Rural Response Group. photo...

13mar: Eight Weaverville Firefighters passed the entire weekend in wildland Crew Boss/Engine Boss training. photo...

27feb: Eleven Weaverville Firefighters spent the weekend learning to command initial attack on wildland fires. Story...

4feb: Weaverville Fire District thanked its volunteers at the annual Appreciation Banquet. Awards: Andrew Perry, Rookie of the Year; Ernie Curran, Firefighter of the Year; Chris Reid, Responder of the Year.

2feb: Long-time volunteer Dick Berrien will talk about the old days with WFD on cable Channel 3, tonite at 5pm and 8pm; tomorrow at 8pm; and on future dates, see TCCAM's programming: 'Weaverville Firefighters Museum'.

29jan: Firefighters from Weaverville, Junction City, Douglas City, Lewiston, and Hayfork, as well as from Shasta & Humboldt Counties are receiving excellent training in Wildland Fire Behavior at the Weaverville Fire Station. The 32-hour course, free to volunteers via BLM's 'Ready Reserve Program', completes Feb 13th. photo...

19jan: Keith Heryford's volunteering his time to do major repairs to Station 21 floor. Thanks, Keith! photo...

6jan: New for the website, 2011: a continuously updated incidents log...

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