BUY A BRICK FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF BRICELAND’S NEW FIRE STATION !

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Aurora Studebaker is Briceland VFD’s new Fire Chief

At our May 18 Annual General Membership Meeting, Chief Jim Fulton stepped down and Aurora Studebaker was voted in as the next Briceland Volunteer Fire Department Fire Chief. Jim served as Chief from 1981-1999 and stepped up again from 2015-2021 after the sudden passing of Chief Tim Olsen. We are all grateful for Chief Fulton’s many years of service, leadership, and enduring dedication to the fire department and community. Jim will continue to assist the Department with duty officer coverage and other duties as needed. Aurora has been with BVFD for 15 years and moves up from Operations’ Chief to Fire Chief. Briceland VFD is fortunate to have the fire crew and community supporters that keep us strong. Thank you everyone who attended.

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Briceland Fire Protection District: Quarterly Meeting Announcement

The next meeting is Wednesday May 12, 2021 at 6:00 pm at Beginnings Octagon.

AGENDA

New Business

  • Update from Chief Jim Fulton
  • Resolution declaring hardship – Joan Courtois, District Financial Agent
  • Reports from County Auditor of available tax revenue
  • Approve warrants to disburse funds, Briceland VFD and Telegraph Ridge VFD
  • 2021 COLA adjustment

Old Business

  • Clarify Officers
  • Report from County Auditor of delinquent taxes/Letter to solicit donations from delinquent tax payers
  • Cannabis Business Permit applications input – action taken by VFD?
  • Elk Ridge/Seely Creek road names and address updates

Public Comment

Adjourn

Reminder: Next District Board meeting will be August 4, 2021

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Tao Ryce, Briceland Fire Apparatus Engineer

It is with a heavy heart that we share the loss of fire apparatus engineer Tao Ryce. Tao passed away, suddenly, on March 23rd, 2021. Tao was a dedicated member of the fire department as well as an amazing father, husband, friend and community member. He lived his life with great intention and focus and truly embodied his name. Tao (in Chinese philosophy) the absolute principle underlying the universe, combining within itself the principles of yin and yang and signifying the way, or code of behavior, that is in harmony with the natural order. The Southern Humboldt community is hit hard by this loss and will miss Tao so much! Please keep his family and friends in your thoughts as we navigate through this difficult time.

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BRICELAND FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT

Agenda, Wednesday January 27, 2021

3:00 pm at Beginnings Octagon

New Business

  • Elect Officers
  • Update from Chief Jim Fulton
  • Renew resolution declaring hardship exemption on District website requirement
  • Department laptop–keep or sell as surplus equipment
  • Reports from County Auditor of available tax revenue
  • Approve warrants to disburse funds, BVFD and Telegraph Ridge
  • Provide authorized signatures to Auditor’s office
  • 2021 COLA adjustment

Old Business

  • Unpaid parcel taxes and outreach for donations?
  • Elk Ridge/Seely Creek road names and address updates.

Public Comment

Adjourn

Reminder: Next meeting will be May 12, 2021

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Briceland Fire Protection District

The Briceland Fire Protection District has a vacancy on their board. District residents interested in serving a four-year term should contact liz.bfpd@gmail.com by December 4.

The next meeting of the District Board will be January 20, 2021 at 5:30 pm either at Beginnings Octagon or via Zoom. Confirmation and Zoom instructions will be posted closer to the date.

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Briceland Fire BBQ Fundraiser Saturday, September 26!

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PUBLIC NOTICE:

BRICELAND FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT AUGUST 5, 2020 Meeting:

will be held on the Beginnings Octagon lawn in Briceland at 5:30 pm. Masks and social distancing will be respected.

AGENDA

  • Approve Agenda
  • Approve minutes of May 2020 meeting

Old Business

  • Update on search for board members. Introduce Kathy Weber and Wendy Kornberg.
  • Update on Telegraph Ridge MOU-signed

New Business

  • Review of Conflict of Interest Code
  • Charge list approval; sign warrant for County submission
  • BVFD FY 2020-2021 Budget review
  • Jim Fulton – Update from Chief Fulton
  • Dorn Ranch query on boundaries – review issue and letter

Public Comment

Adjourn

Next Meeting is October 14, 2020

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A Note from your Fire Department re Covid-19

During this public health emergency, the Briceland Volunteer Fire Department would like our community to know that we are here for you.  If emergency services are needed, citizens are asked to inform the 911 dispatcher if they are experiencing, or have been exposed to anyone experiencing, flu-like or respiratory symptoms.  Our crews will be responding with PPE masks and gloves and may ask that others present at emergency response calls, patients or anyone else assisting, also wear a mask, and that bystanders maintain a safe distance.  We hope these practices do not cause alarm as they are meant to ensure that we all stay safe and that your emergency responders can continue to be there for you.

Thank you all for helping limit community spread.  And as always, as fire season approaches, be fire safe. 

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Briceland Fire has a new Chief.

BVFD Jim Fulton Chief

Captain Tony Mengual (right) pins chief’s pin on new BVFD Chief Jim Fulton.

Briceland Fire is honored to announce the election of Jim Fulton as the new Chief of our department. Congratulations Chief Fulton! We are honored by your dedication to service and proud to serve under your leadership!

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