OUR ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE IS CO-SPONSORED BY THE MT. VEEDER FIRE SAFE COUNCIL AND THE DRY CREEK-LOKOYA VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT. FREE POANCAKE BREAKFAST 8-9 AM WITH GUEST SPEAKERS 9-10:30. THIS YEAR WE HAVE SUPERVISOR DILLON TO TALK ABOUT NEW EMERTGENCY COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS, LOCAL RESIDENT TO TALK ABOUT REBUILDING IN THE WILDLAND INTERFACE, PLUS MORE FROM NAPA COUNTY FIRE.
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!
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 The Veterans Administration treated this condition with early and now outdated medications that eventually damaged his kidneys enough that they have been very slowly getting worse ever since.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:
If you decide to be MY HERO, please let me know you have started the process.
To call the transplant center with process or medical questions:
(916) 734-2307 or 1-800-821-9912
Serve and be able to give back to the citizens of Napa County, and California.
As a Firefighter you’ll respond to:
Become an EMT or Paramedic.
2nd and 3rd Saturdays of each month, 9 AM-2PM.
Various mandatory and voluntary classes all year long to advance from Firefighter level.
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.
Email Chief Green at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
DOWNLOAD THE WINTER, 2018 NEWSLETTER HERE. LOTS OF GREAT INFORMATION ABOUT OUR NEIGHBORHOOD! BE SURE TO DOWNLOAD ALL THREE SECTIONS FOR THE ENTIRE NEWSLETTER.
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.
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!
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.
To empower the citizens of Napa County with the information, knowledge, and support they need to survive a wildfire.
707-967-1426 - General Information
707-967-1426 - Chipping Information
707-255-2763 - Fax
Napa, CA 94558
The Napa Communities Firewise Foundation
A CALFIRE WEBSITE FOR WILDLAND FIRE PREPARATION. CLICK BELOW FOR THE LINK.
GO HERE FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION ON WILDFIRES STATE-WIDE.
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
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
SEE THE SPRING, 2017 NEWSLETTER HERE.