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8B Wednesday, March 25, 2009 Bulletin, Progressive, Record, Reporter FIRE, from page 7B Provide appropriate levels of funding for necessary safety gear and training Engage in strategic plan- ning that emphasizes volun- teer retention Use mutual aid to offset ser- vice and technical deficiencies Use uniform incident man- agement systems Use performance measure- ment to measure and analyze response times, fire-fighting effectiveness and training and retention rates of volun- teer fire departments. At the state level Emphasize the imPortance of the state government in de- veloping and promoting dis- aster planning -Certify fire and emergency medical services personnel to comply with basic training standards Promote regional service delivery where local capabili- ties and technical expertise are weak Provide statewide volun- teer benefit programs to protect both firefighter and employer from the risks associated with volunteer fire service. And at the federal level -Work to produce a national climate encouraging individ- uals to volunteer within their local communities. With those recommenda- tions in mind, how are we do- ing at the local level? Stay tuned for more on the status of our local fire departments. Tom Forster serves as the volunteer assistant fire chief for the Plumas Eureka Fire De- partment. Five generations of his famnily have been in the Cal- ifornia Fire Service, with over 250years of service. He is a life member of the Larkspur Asso- ciation of Volunteer Firefight- ers and the Marin Sonoma Fire Training Officers Association. He developed the Skywalker Ranch Fire Brigade for Lucas- film Ltd. in Marin County and served as fire chief for 20 years, while also serving as the direc- tor of operations and facilities at Skywalker Ranch. Torn is a graduate of the College of Marin, California State University Chico and the University of San Francisco. An avid fire historian, Tom teaches locally and at the Cali- fornia Fire Chiefs Executive Leadership Institute and the California Fire Academy at Monterey Bay. PDH eel ates 50 Traci Bue hosting a commemoration Staff Writer ceremony Sunday, April 26, on the front lawn. The cere- mony will include distin- For half a century Plumas guished speakers, musical District Hospital has been a performances, the presenta- cornerstone of the communi- tion of a new flag and a cake- ty, providing jobs, supporting cutting ceremony. businesses and providingThe public is invited to cel- healthcare services for mem- ebrate the anniversary of this bers of the community and historic occasion, sponsored surrounding areas, by the Plumas Health Care In honor of the hospital's Foundation. Festivities begin i50th anniversary, PDH is at 1 p.m. To send a legal: To send an advertisement: Le Panache madrigal singers performed last year in a Christmas concert in Quincy. Hear them again April 17 at Words and Music in Portola at the Feather River Community Arts Center. Photo by Traci Bue In mid-October, John Probst, initial requirements, butat the Words & Music open "These 12 are so faithful to retired humanities instructor a deep interest in singing a mic. The program starts atrehearsals and work at getting from Feather River College, cappella madrigals. 7 p.m. notes and interpretation down decided to begin a group of a The group rehearsed at Le Panache's vocal roster in- right. I do appreciate their en- cappella madrigal singers. Probst's home in Quincy each eludes sopranos Susan Wilson, thusiasm and hard work," said Hoping to find at least eight Sunday. By December, the fast- Stephanie McMillan and Probst. solid voices, he began audi- learning vocalists had enough Kathy Headley; altos AliceLe Panache will also per- tions that emphasized a strong Christmas and other selections King, Shawney Hard and form a concert May 30-31 in ear and good vocal projection, to p~esent a Christmas concert. Becky Smith; tenors Hal Hein, Reno. For more information on Much to his surprise, Probst Le Panache is back to Cynthia Baker and Jay Le Panache, ~ 283-5430. found 12 vocalists in Plumas perform at the Feather River Headley; and basses Don Daily, Words & Music is sponsored County that not only had the Arts Center in Portola April 17, Harry Clarke and BiUTantau. by Plumas Arts, 283-2402. ing all your jun The art department at least 80 percent recycled ma- entertain, and to uplift the Feather River College in col- terial qualifies, whether public's awareness of envi- laboration with Plumas Arts found, salvaged, scavengedronmental issues, concerns is sponsoring a Recycled Art and repurposed. The art and opportunities to make Exhibit in celebration of can be two-dimensional or theworlda better place. Earth Day. three-dimensional, fashionArtwork will be received at All artists are invited to design, accessories, inter- the park across from Quincy compete. P?izes will be.given active, mechanical, electron- Natural Foods Wednesday, out in each category: ic or multimedia works. The April22, at 10a.m. pre-school, K-3, 4-7, junior art must lend itself to Earth Day events begin at high, high school adult and display, noon and continue until professional. Earth Day 2009 is a commu-5 p.m. Ribbons and awards Turn reoycled materials in-J nity event with many busi-will be presented at 4 p.m. to art. Green art follows the nesses, agencies, clubs Take-down is at 5p.m. three Rs: reuse, recycle, and Feather River College Any works not picked up recreate. Anything that is at participating to educate, to will be ... recycled. The Art Club and Plumas Arts are not responsible for works not picked up from the site after the event. Everyone is invited to par- ticipate. Teachers can submit class works, This is an oppor- tunity to study environmen- tal issues and have fun mak, ing art. 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