California Fire Volunteer
Fire departments in Mendocino and Humboldt counties will use the money for new Type 6 engines, prevention efforts and new equipment.
By Justine Frederiksen
Source The Ukiah Daily Journal, Calif.
Aug. 10, 2023
Aug. 9—The Leggett Valley Volunteer Fire Department in northern Mendocino County has six firefighters to cover 250 square miles of some of the most rugged and remote territory in the state of California.
“It takes heroic dedication (for these volunteer firefighters) to respond to all types of hazards,” Leggett Fire Chief Eli Reighter said Wednesday, explaining that his crews respond to ocean rescues on the coast as well as crashes along a 30-mile, very well-traveled stretch of Highway 101 that serves as the gateway to the land of redwoods and marijuana.