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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

TCU 0800: Five New Firefighters Welcomed Aboard This Morning

 Cal Fire adds five firefighters to force
Five new firefighters joined the Tuolumne-Calaveras Unit of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection – commonly known as Cal Fire – thanks to an agreement among Cal Fire, Tuolumne County Fire Department and Groveland Community Services District.

Acting Cal Fire Chief Steve Lawshe said, “We are very excited to welcome the Groveland Fire District and its firefighters into the Cal Fire/TCFD family and look forward to a great relationship to provide fire protection to residents of the district and surrounding area.”
The agreement, which took effect Monday at 8 a.m., begins a new cooperative fire protection arrangement to provide fire and emergency services.
Prior to the agreement, the five firefighters were employed by the Groveland Community Services District.
Minimum staffing at the Groveland fire station will continue to be two firefighters on duty 24 hours a day.
Personnel from the three departments have been working on details during the transition phase for the past several months to ensure a smooth transfer of operations.
The Groveland Community Services District serves an area of about 15 square miles, including Groveland, Pine Mountain Lake and Big Oak Flat in southern Tuolumne County.
In addition, the department responds outside the district, assisting Tuolumne and Mariposa County Fire Departments, Cal Fire and the U. S. Forest Service. The district responds annually to more than 500 calls.

Edited Info Source: Calaveras Enterprise -
Cal Fire TCU ECC 
785 Mountain Ranch Rd, San Andreas, CA 95249


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