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Firefighter News - March 2015


Firefighter News - March 2015

Bodega Bay Fire

ARE YOU READY for a Disaster?  You can be! 

Bodega Bay CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) can help.   We offer to help you put together your Disaster Preparedness Kit for your home and car.  One that is customized to meet your specific needs.

Make your New Year’s Resolution one that can save your life and those of your loved ones. 

The Bodega Bay CERT team will first meet with you for a consultation. From that meeting, we learn how we can best assist in completing your kits.  Most residents already have many of the items for the kit, they just need guidance on completing the assembly.  CERT will even go shopping for the best prices/products and fully assemble the kit.  There are no extra charges, rather only the direct cost of the item.  You give us the budget, we do the shopping and assemble, then deliver right to your home.

If you already have a Disaster Kit, this is the time to check for expired medications, foods, water and possible corrosion for batteries, etc.

What are you waiting for? Call Patty Ginochio, Director of Bodega Bay CERT, at 707 331 6722 or email to schedule your consultation.

Bodega Fire

On Saturday February 28 we held our annual appreciation dinner where we recognized our volunteer firefighters who responded to 157 emergency calls in 2014 along with saying thank-you to all our community members who donated time and efforts to support our department over the last year. Community members donated countless hours whether it was serving on the board of directors, volunteering at one of our 5 annual fundraisers or helping around the station.

We hope to see everyone in the community on Saturday March 21st for our Polenta and Beef Stew Fundraiser. Tickets available at the door from 5-8pm. Dinner includes Italian Polenta topped with Beef stew and cheese. Served with Salad and a roll. Adults $14 Child $8. Event held at McCaughey hall. 17184 Bodega hwy, downtown Bodega.

2014 we received a $20,000 Grant from Sonoma County Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT). These funds were used to upgrade McCaughey Hall which is used as a community building, our fundraising facility and is designated as a community shelter in event of a Disaster.  Upgrades include: New Double Pane Windows, New Energy Efficient Refrigerator, Upgraded electrical wiring and eventual connection of the building to the stand-by Generator at the new fire station.

We are pleased to announce that we received notification that again in 2015 we will be receiving an additional $20,000 grant from Sonoma County TOT. We will use these funds toward the continual upgrade of McCaughey Hall. We plan to repave the parking areas around the hall and post office.

Our website have received an upgrade. Check it out at

Online you can see updated news, upcoming fundraiser information, recent emergency calls, board meeting minutes, and more. You can also get information about renting McCaughey Hall for events and purchasing BVFD Apparel.