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'Tis the Season for Toy Drives
and Christmas Tree Farms

Nov 24, 2017


Bodega Volunteer Fire Department

Valid Burn Permit. Check to confirm it is a burn day at 707-565-BURN (2876) and Register the burn with Sonoma County Dispatch (REDCOM) at 707-565-1700 and follow all guideline when burning.

Our hearts are with the victims of the recent wildfires. We want to thank our volunteer firefighters who spent 2 weeks with our Type 3 wildland apparatus helping to contain the destructive wildfires.

On Saturday, November 11th we held spaghetti feed fundraiser for 2 of our volunteer firefighters who lost their home in Santa Rosa. The proceeds from the event will help them get back on their feet. Thank you to those who were able to attend. We hope everyone has a safe fire-free holiday season.

Bodega Bay Fire Protection District:

We will again be a drop-off point for Holiday Gift items. The last day to drop off will be December 15. We would like to wish everyone a very Happy Holiday Season. Don’t forget to catch online at or on our Facebook page.

Forestville Fire Department

Toy Drive ~ The Forestville Firefighter’s Association will be collecting toys for the Holidays starting now through Christmas. Donations will go to the Forestville Giving Tree ProgramMethodist Church as well as the Toys for Tots program. Your new and unwrapped gifts may be dropped off at the Forestville Fire Station.Recalled or used toys cannot be accepted.

Graton Fire Department

Graton Fire Department Tree FarmGraton Fire Christmas Tree Farm: Thu-Sun 9-5 Yes! We are open for our 12th season! There are acres of pine, fir, and spruce trees to choose. For those who love Noble and Nordmann firs, we have pre-cut trees from a sustainable farm in Oregon. Most importantly, they are being kept in water so they are safer and last longer for you. The tree farm is open Thursday through Sunday from 9am to 5pm and all sales support the fire department. Trees are being sold by height, regardless of the type of tree. Pull saws and measuring sticks are available as well as help to cut, carry, trim, and net your tree. There are fire badges for the kids and cider and candy canes for all! If you have further questions, please call Heather, 322-2091. Thank you for supporting Graton Fire and our volunteer firefighters.

Blood Drive: Thu 12/21, 2pm-6pm Come by the “Bucket Brigade” and donate blood alongside your volunteer firefighters! Get this year’s commemorative T-shirt. Making an appointment to donate ensures the blood bank schedules enough staff so walk-in donators don’t get turned away.

Toy Drive Deadline: 12/21 Our annual toy drive continues through Thursday, December 21st. Each year, Graton volunteer firefighters work with Oak Grove School and local charities to determine needy families in our district. This holiday season, we are collecting new, unwrapped toys for over 30 children up to age 12. We will also accept cash donations, wrapping paper, tape... whatever you can spare. Questions? Call 823-8400, ext. 120. 

Items can be dropped off at:

• Graton Fire Station (best after 6pm or if you see cars in front)

• Graton Fire Christmas Tree Farm (Thu-Sun, 9-5)

• Graton Post Office

• Andy’s Produce Market

• Bridgeway Gas (Hwy 116 & Green Valley Rd)

• Graton Community Club (during Santa’s visit)

Russian River Fire Department

Toy Drive - we will be collecting new, unwrapped toys for River to Coast Children’s Services this holiday season. Toys will be accepted at the fire station through December 22nd. The next meeting of theBoard of Directors will be on December 13th at 6pm at the fire station. We hope you’ll consider attending. Visit us online

Winter Holiday Fires


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