5900 DRY CREEK RD. NAPA, CA 94558

WELCOME TO THE DRY CREEK-LOKOYA VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT/FIRE COMPANY

WE ARE A 501(C)3 NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION

UPCOMING EVENTS!

35TH HOME WINEMAKERS CLASSIC, SATURDAY, JUNE 23, 4:00-6:30 AT CIA COPIA IN DOWNTOWN NAPA

THIS IS THE DRY CREEK-LOKOYA'S ONLY FUNDRAISER FOR THE YEAR.  COME JOIN THE 30 HOME WINEMAKERS AS THEY POUR THEIR SPECIAL WINES AND BID ON GREAT SILENT AUCTION ITEMS.  COPIA IS OUR NEWEST LOCATION SO COME JOIN US FOR A GREAT DAY OF FOOD, WINE, AND SPECIAL AUCTION ITEMS!

A SPECIAL FIREFIGHTER NEED

ABOUT CAPTAIN VAN OEVEREN

Dry  Creek-Lokoya Volunteer Captain Kenneth Van Oeveren,  needs the gift  of a live kidney. It is an extraordinary act of  kindness  to consider this Gift of Life.


Kenneth has been working with the UC Davis Transplant Program, which  is one of the top transplant centers in the country.  He has been on the wait list since  2014.


Kenneth has been a firefighter helping others since the 1960’s.   Beginning  in High School in Marin County he was a Volunteer  and later  became a paid firefighter while in  college.  When  he enlisted in the  military during the Vietnam War era, Ken joined the Navy as a Damage  Control  man in charge of shipboard firefighting.   Ken  was medically discharged from the Navy due to a service connected  disability  (arthritis). The Veterans Administration treated  this  condition with early and now outdated medications that eventually  damaged his kidneys enough that they have been very slowly getting   worse ever since. In spite of this illness, Ken has  been with the Dry  Creek-Lokoya Volunteer Fire Department of Napa County for  over 12  years.

    A few key things about being a kidney donor:

  • According to UC Davis, “Donors do not have an increased risk of  death or  kidney disease when compared to non-donors in the same age and  ethnic group.”
  • As a result of the new  anti-rejection drugs, the “matching” of  donor/recipient has become much easier.  For situations where  donor/recipient  is not compatible, “kidney paired exchange” programs  allow these donors to be  paired and matched with other compatible  pairs.
  • Organ donors need to be in good  health, without high blood pressure, kidney, heart, liver or other major health  issues.
  • The donor kidney is removed using a  laparoscopic  procedure.  The  UC Davis transplant surgeons are leaders in performing  this surgical approach,  which results in a quicker recovery, and many  are done with a single incision  near the belly button.  A  full  recovery is six weeks, however some patients feel ready to do   non-strenuous daily activities before this.
  • All donation-related medical testing  and the hospitalization  are paid for by the recipient’s insurance.  Tests that are considered  routine  health care are not covered and should be done by the donor’s  doctor; such as  mammogram, pap smear and colonoscopy.

If you decide to be MY HERO, please let me know you have started  the process.

You can email Ken at kvo01@yahoo.com.
Start here to register on line to be a kidney donor.

To call the transplant center with process or medical questions:
    (916) 734-2307 or 1-800-821-9912

About Us

RESOURCES

Want to be a Firefighter?

Serve and be able to give back to the citizens of Napa County, and California.

As a Firefighter you’ll respond to:


  • Medical Aids
  • Public Assists     
  • Vehicle Accidents     
  • Structure Fires     
  • Wildland Fires     
  • Rescues     
  • Haz Mat Response 

Become an EMT or Paramedic.

Training Schedule

2nd and 3rd Saturdays of each month, 9 AM-2PM.

Various mandatory and voluntary classes all year long to advance from Firefighter level.

More Information: 

OUR FIRE DEPARTMENT/COMPANY

When the Dry Creek-Lokoya Volunteer Fire Department (DCL) was formed back in the 1940's, all of the members, both men and women, lived in the response area.  As demographics have changed, very few members still live "On the Hill" or in the immediate response area.  


Today, most members live nearby within the Napa City limits and respond to calls both within our response area and to the adjoining volunteer departments, Carneros and Soda Canyon, as well as the City of Napa Fire Department.

When the fire department was formed in the 1940's, it was common to call the organization a fire department.  DCL joined the Napa County Fire Department in the 1970's.  Napa County discovered that DCL had never registered as a "fire department" with the state or the county.  As part of Napa County Fire Department (NCFD) we became NCFD Station 16.  NCFD has a paid fire chief who is also a member of CalFire.  This is currently Chief Barry Biermann.


The firefighting portion of the old DCL became a volunteer fire company and is legally recognized as such.  The Dry Creek-Lokoya Fire Company has its own volunteer fire chief, currently Volunteer Chief Gary Green.


The DCL Fire Department is now the legally financial portion of the fire company and supports the firefighters by holding an annual fundraiser, the Home Winemakers Classic (see more to your right).  The DCL Fire Department is responsible for all financial reports.  Under the direction of the DCL Fire Department are two other committees, the Home Winemakers Classic and the Mt. Veeder Fire Safe Council.  You may see more at their websites.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Upcoming Events

Email Chief Green at chief16@me.com for more information on any of the following events. 



The Dry Creek-Lokoya Board of Directors meetings are held immediately following training on either the 2nd or 3rd Saturday of each month at the fire station located at:
5900 Dry Creek Road
Napa CA 94558


The Dry Creek-Lokoya VFD and the Mt. Veeder Fire Safe Council

Annual Open House      
    Complimentary Pancake Breakfast
Date To be Announced, 8AM-10:30AM
    5900 Dry Creek Road     
    Napa, CA 94558


35th Annual Home Winemakers Classic
    Saturday, June 23, 2018, 4:00PM – 6:30PM
    The CIA at Copia
    500 1st St.
    Napa, CA

NEWEST NEWSLETTER

DOWNLOAD THE WINTER, 2018 NEWSLETTER HERE.  LOTS OF GREAT INFORMATION ABOUT OUR NEIGHBORHOOD!  BE SURE TO DOWNLOAD ALL THREE SECTIONS FOR THE ENTIRE NEWSLETTER.

OUR FIREFIGHTERS

DCL'S NAPA COUNTY FIREFIGHTER OF THE YEAR, VICTOR CRUZ

THE NAPA COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT ASKS EACH OF THE NINE VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANIES TO SELECT AN INDIVIDUAL THAT SUPPORTS NCFD AND THE LOCAL FIRE COMPANY AS WELL.  THIS YEAR VICTOR CRUZ WAS SELECTED TO REPRESENT THE DRY CREEK-LOKOYA FIREFIGHTERS.  VICTOR SPENT LONG HOURS ON THE OCTOBER NAPA VALLEY FIRES, PROVIDING SUPPORT ON VARIOUS DCL ENGINES.

THE ROBERT HAGGARD AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE GOES TO CAPTAIN BILL ROBERTSON

VOLUNTEER FIRE CHIEF ROBERT HAGGARD WAS WELL KNOWN TO THE COMMUNITY AND TO HIS FIREFIGHTERS AS A NO NONSENSE, HONEST, AND UPSTANDING CITIZEN.  AFTER A LONG ILLNESS,CHIEF HAGGARD PASSED AWAY.  IN HIS MEMORY, WE HAVE ESTABLISHED THIS AWARD WHICH IS GIVEN ANNUALY TO THE FIREFIGHTER THAT MOST EXEMPLIFIES THE TRAITS OF FORMER CHIEF ROBERT HAGGARD.  THIS YEAR'S AWARD WENT TO CAPTAIN BILL ROBERTSON.  CAPTAIN ROBERTSON HAS BEEN WITH DRY CREEK-LOKOYA FOR 25 YEARS AND WHO WORKED DIRECTLY WITH CHIEF HAGGARD.  A WELL DESERVED AWARD!

DCL GRADUATES FROM THE NAPA JUNIOR COLLEGE FIREFIGHTER 1 ACADEMY

THE SANTA ROSE JUNIOR COLLEGE FF 1 ACADEMY IS ONE OF THE BEST IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA.  THIS RIGOROUS, SIX MONTH ACADEMY GIVES NEW FIREFIGHTERS ALL THE TOOLS THEY WILL NEED TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN THEIR NEW CAREER. SO FAR, DCL HAS SENT AT LEAST EIGHT FIREFIGHTERS THROUGH THIS ACADEMY.  ABOVE ARE OUR TWO NEW GRADUATES, BEN POTTER AND TREVOR PAPPAS ALONG WITH CHIEF GREEN AND CAPTAIN ROBERTSON.

FIREWISE CHIPPING PROGRAM

Napa Firewise

To empower the citizens of Napa County with the information, knowledge, and support they need to survive a wildfire.


Contact Information:

  Telephone:   
      707-967-1426 -  General Information
      707-967-1426 -  Chipping Information  
      707-255-2763 -  Fax   
 

  Mailing Address:
 Box 2012
             Napa, CA  94558
 

  Electronic Mail:  

info@napafirewise.org 


The Napa Communities Firewise Foundation

Click here for current fire Incidents  


ARE YOU PREPARED FOR THE NEXT WILDFIRE?

CALFIRE WEBSITE FOR WILDLAND FIRE PREPARATION

A CALFIRE WEBSITE FOR WILDLAND FIRE PREPARATION.  CLICK BELOW FOR THE LINK.

CURRENT CAL FIRE INCIDENT INFORMATION

GO HERE FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION ON WILDFIRES STATE-WIDE.

First Volunteer Department in California to have Women FF's

In the early 1970's, the Dry Creek-Lokoya VFD had the first women firefighters in California!

 

News clippings from around the world:

Female Firefighters Do Good Job
          The Mail-Star -Halifax, Canada, September 28, 1973

The Fireperson Brigade
          The San Francisco Chronicle -San Francisco CA, September, 1973

Feuer und Flamme
        A news clipping forwarded from Germany (source unknown).

Distaff Fire-Fighters Praised
        Knoxville Journal -Knoxville Tennessee, July 18, 1973

No Surrender From Hillside Women
The Napa Register -Napa CA, summer, 1974

To Save Homes
        The Denver Post -Denver, CO, January 4, 1975

Looking into Napa's past and present
        The Napa Register -Napa CA, Nov. 29, 1975

Looking into Napa's past and present
          The Napa Register -Napa CA, June 10, 1978

OTHER DCL COMMITTEES TO EXPLORE

THE MT. VEEDER FIRE SAFE COUNCIL

THE MVFSC IS SUPPORTED BY MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY. TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE PURPOSE OF THE MVFSC, PLEASE SEE THE "ABOUT US" SECTION ABOVE TO VISIT THEIR WEBSITE. IF INTERESTED IN JOINING, PLEASE EMAIL THE CURRENT CHAIR, FIREFIGHTER JOSEPH NORDLINGER AT

jnordlinger@hotmail.com.

THE HOME WINEMAKERS CLASSIC

OUR FUNDDRAISER COULD NOT BE POSSIBLE WITHOUT THE HELP WE RECEIVE FROM OUR COMMUNITY MEMBERS.  IF YOU ARE AVAILABLE TO ASSIST WITH THIS YEAR'S EVENT ON JUNE 23, PLEASE CONTACT CHIEF GREEN AT chief16@me.com OR CALL HIM AT 707-738-7132.  THANKS IN ADVANCE.

DONATE!

WE ONLY RAISE MONEY THROUGH OUR FUNDRAISER, THE HWC, OR THROUGH YOUR GENEROUS DONATIONS.  WE ARE A 501(C)3 NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION.

PREVIOUS NEWSLETTERS

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DRY CREEK-LOKOYA VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT

(707) 738-7132