And we would especially like to thank all the sponsors who donated such great raffle prizes and needed supplies and time/labor for the event. This list includes the following, we couldn’t have done it without you:
- Logan Edwards for the dumptruck of firewood (and Genairo Gray for delivering
- The Julia Morgan House in Benbow
- Inn of the Lost Coast in Shelter Cove
- Sylvandale Gardens, Pierson’s Building Center, and Redway True Value for helping build our fire home preparedness kits
- Milt’s Saw Shop
- Joan Courtois
- Shop Smart in Redway
- Phelp’s Ranch for the burgers and Briceland Forest Farm and other local gardeners for donating veggies
- Eva Carpenter and Flower Stream Farm for the flowers
- Eel River Brewing Company for the beer
- Briceland Vineyards and Rosie Bosco for local wine
- The Mateel Community Center for loaning tents, tables, and ice
- The chefs: Moses Danzer and BBQ to You, Christy Augustine of Tastebuds, and Sue’s Organics
- And the bands for making the whole event so enjoyable: Sisters Terry and the Rolling Papers, The Wolf, and Dreams on Fire
And as always, Beginnings in Briceland and all those who helped out and volunteered!
Till next year, thank you all!
The Wolf and his crew entertaining the crowd.
A picture perfect sunset.
Just before 6 AM this Wednesday (8/9) BVFD responded to a structure fire adjacent to Briceland Thorne Rd, 2 miles west of Redway. With mutual aid assistance from Redway and Garberville VFDs, as well as from CalFire, the fire was quickly knocked down. Ignition of the surrounding unmaintained vegetation was prevented and, although the home sustained major interior damage, the fire did not reach the exterior of the building. After hours of work to secure that all embers had been put out completely, our crew returned to station to recoup our equipment. Just before 7PM we were called to 2nd fire, originally reported as a another structure fire, located on Alapok Ln, not a quarter mile from the mornings fire. It turned out to be a vegetation fire in grass and brush. Fortunately, this fire was also stopped quickly, contained at less than a quarter of an acre. BVFD is very grateful for the help from our partners Redway Fire and Garberville Fire. Recent multi-departmental trainings in both structural and wildland fire, as well as medical first aid, has helped to provide an increased cohesion in our emergency responses.
Notice of Public Meeting
Wednesday, July 19
5:30-6:30 pm at the Briceland Fire Station
The Briceland Fire Protection District will host a public meeting on Wednesday, July 19 5:30-6:30 pm at the Briceland Fire Station to answer District residents’ questions regarding a fire protection parcel tax increase due to rising costs.
The parcel tax, which was approved by 85% of the District voters in August 2021, included pre-approval of a cost of living increase tied to the Consumer Price Index, but no greater than 5% per year.
The District proposes to increase the parcel tax by 2.4% in fiscal year 2023-2024, from $95.88 to $98.18. This increase is based on the rate of inflation at the end of the second quarter of FY 2022-2023 from the California State Department of Finance, Industrial Relations Office of Research.
More Information on the Consumer Price Index can be found at: http://www.dof.ca.gov/forecasting/economics/indicators/inflation