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New ambulance for Penn Valley Fire thanks to Auxiliary Thrift Shop

Penn Valley, CA—The newest edition to the Penn Valley Fire Protection District (PVFPD) safety vehicle fleet will be on display at the Penn Valley Fire Department Auxiliary (PVFDA) Thrift Shop throughout the week. The Auxiliary Thrift Shop is located at 10513 Spenceville Road, behind Station 43 in Penn Valley. The ambulance, purchased by the Auxiliary, […]

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Three Local Fire Districts Explore Reorganization as One

Nevada City, CA – Three local fire districts announced their intention to explore reorganization as one new district at today’s meeting of the Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo). Uniting the three independent fire districts — Nevada County Consolidated Fire District, Penn Valley Fire Protection District, and Rough & Ready Fire Protection District – would strengthen […]

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Penn Valley Fire Protection District ISO Rating Released

Penn Valley, CA — As homeowners throughout California grapple with increasing fire risk and corresponding insurance rates, Penn Valley Fire Protection District (PVFPD) has earned an improved ISO rating. Every five years ISO evaluates agencies on their ability to protect their community. This past winter PVFPD went through the process, and this is the ISO […]

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Penn Valley and Rough and Ready Fire Departments explore district consolidation with new committee

Nevada County, September 16, 2022 — On September 7, a new committee consisting of board members from both districts officially launched a feasibility study, taking the first step toward consolidating the two adjacent fire districts. During the first meeting, areas of concern were outlined, a mission statement was adopted, and a goal was set to complete […]

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Newest Penn Valley Paramedic to speak at Butte Fire Academy

PENN VALLEY, CA—Everything has come full circle. In 2019, while attending the Butte College Fire Academy, 23 year-old Ben Ketron heard a presentation by Penn Valley Fire Protection District (PVFPD) Firefighter/Paramedic Bryan Mathena. In his presentation, Mathena touted unique opportunities available to Penn Valley firefighters, including financial scholarships for costly paramedic training. Based on this […]

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Penn Valley Fire Protection District: $58,000 in community support

Penn Valley Fire Protection District accepted community support in the amount of $58,000 at their regularly scheduled August board meeting. The donations came in the form of three checks. Penn Valley Fire Department Auxiliary presented their semi-annual donation, typically used to make payments on fire engines and ambulances. Proceeds from the PVFDA Thrift Shop provide […]

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