California Fire Volunteer
Active and retired volunteer firefighters from the Schell-Vista Fire Protection District cooked some 1,500 half-chickens at their Sonoma firehouse July 16.
Active and retired volunteer firefighters cooked some 1,500 half-chickens at their Sonoma firehouse July 16 during the Schell-Vista Volunteer Firefighters Association’s annual chicken barbecue fundraiser.
The event drew over 1,000 hungry supporters who paid $20 a ticket to enjoy a lunch that also included chili, salad and rolls, as well as local beer and wine for sale.
Money raised from the meal and a silent auction will go directly back to the nonprofit association’s budget for firefighter training, equipment upgrades and repairs and other resources volunteers will need to navigate fire season in southeast Sonoma County, according to volunteer firefighter and event organizer Tony Moll.