5900 DRY CREEK RD. NAPA, CA 94558


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

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

WELCOME TO THE DRY CREEK-LOKOYA VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT/FIRE COMPANYWELCOME TO THE DRY CREEK-LOKOYA VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT/FIRE COMPANY
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WE ARE A 501(C)3 NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION

PLEASE DONATE HERE!

Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions. Your generous donation will fund our mission.  


DONATIONS START AT $10 BUT YOU MAY DONATE ANY AMOUNT ONCE YOU CLICK "DONATE" AND GO TO THE PAYPAL SITE.


VERY IMPORTANT!  YOU MUST ENTER AN AMOUNT WHEN THE PAYMENT SCREEN COMES UP OR THE $0.00 WILL JUST VIBRATE BACK AND FORTH!  ONCE YOU ENTER AN AMOUNT YOU WISH TO DONATE, YOU WILL THEN BE TAKEN TO A PAGE WHERE YOU ENTER YOUR PAYMENT INFORMATION.  MANY THANKS.

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AMAZON NOW SUPPORTS THE DRY CREEK-LOKOYA VOL FIRE DEPT.

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UPCOMING EVENTS!

37TH HOME WINEMAKERS CLASSIC, SATURDAY, 1, 2019, 4:00-6:30 AT CIA COPIA IN DOWNTOWN NAPA HAS BEEN CANCELLED

  

With the COVID-19 pandemic affecting all of us throughout California, and with extreme concern for everyone’s health, we feel this is the best interest for everyone involved with making the event a success, and for that of our loyal attendees.  

The good news is that we are working with the CIA at Copia, to reschedule the 2021 Home Winemakers Classic for mid July, and we will officially share that date as soon as negotiations are locked in. Then, as always, we will begin communicating with you about the event in January of next year.

About Us

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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: 

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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.

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Upcoming Events

Email Chief Van Oeveren at chief16@drycreek.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
May Date To be Announced, 8AM-10:30AM
    5900 Dry Creek Road     
    Napa, CA 94558



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.

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WINTER-SPRING 2019 NEWSLETTER SECTION 1 (pdf)

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WINTER-SPRING 2019 NEWSLETTER SECTION 2 (pdf)

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WINTER:SPRING NEWSLETTER PAGE 3 (pdf)

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OUR FIREFIGHTERS

DCL'S NAPA COUNTY FIREFIGHTER OF THE YEAR, DYLAN BRUSSTAR

THE ROBERT HAGGARD AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE GOES TO FF JOSEPH NORDLINGER

THE ROBERT HAGGARD AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE GOES TO FF JOSEPH NORDLINGER

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The Napa County Fire Department asks each of the nine volunteer departments to select an individual that supports

NCFD and the local fire company as well. This year, Firefighter Dylan Brusstar was selected to represent

the Dry Creek-Lokoya firefighters. Dylan is the first to arrive and the last to leave paying attention to details!

He exemplifies the DCL in Dry Creek-Lokoya, Dedication, Commitment, Loyality.

THE ROBERT HAGGARD AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE GOES TO FF JOSEPH NORDLINGER

THE ROBERT HAGGARD AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE GOES TO FF JOSEPH NORDLINGER

THE ROBERT HAGGARD AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE GOES TO FF JOSEPH NORDLINGER

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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 that is given annually to the firefighter that most exemplifies the traits of former Chief

Robert Haggard, Honor, Leadership, Community Service. This year's award went to Firefighter Joseph

Nordlinger. Joseph is also the chair for the Mt. Veeder Fire Safe Council. The Mt. Veeder Fire Safe Council

has received an excess of $1.5 million dollars for fire prevention projects within the Dry Creek-Lokoya VFD

response area. The work of the Mt. Veeder Fire Safe Council directly supports the efforts of the fire

department. A well deserved award for an extremely hard working firefighter!

DCL GRADUATES FROM THE NAPA JUNIOR COLLEGE FIREFIGHTER 1 ACADEMY

THE ROBERT HAGGARD AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE GOES TO FF JOSEPH NORDLINGER

DCL GRADUATES FROM THE NAPA JUNIOR COLLEGE FIREFIGHTER 1 ACADEMY

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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

ARE YOU PREPARED FOR THE NEXT WILDFIRE?

DCL GRADUATES FROM THE NAPA JUNIOR COLLEGE FIREFIGHTER 1 ACADEMY

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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?

ARE YOU PREPARED FOR THE NEXT WILDFIRE?

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

ARE YOU PREPARED FOR THE NEXT WILDFIRE?

ARE YOU PREPARED FOR THE NEXT WILDFIRE?

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

First Volunteer Department in California to have Women FF's

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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

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THE MT. VEEDER FIRE SAFE COUNCIL

THE MT. VEEDER FIRE SAFE COUNCIL

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.

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THE MT. VEEDER FIRE SAFE COUNCIL

THE MT. VEEDER FIRE SAFE COUNCIL

PLEASE DONATE!    WE ARE A 501(C)3 NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION.

PREVIOUS NEWSLETTERS

SEE THE SPRING, 2017 NEWSLETTER HERE.

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DRY CREEK-LOKOYA VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT

(707) 738-7132