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4B Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Community Businesses Selling Christmas Tree Permits Location Vendor Contact Herlon The Mark Doyle Halleluiah Junction Portola Doyle Payless Halleluiah'Junction General Store The Coffee Tree Express J&J Grizzly Store & Campin Resort Williams House Museum Maybe Blairsden Chalet View Lodge Mountain Hardware & Sports Graeagle Sierraville Quincy Greenville Taylorsville Brownsville La Porte Oroville River Pines Resort Happy Hunting/Ground Graea}le Outpost Sierraville Service Chevron Fuel Star One Fuel Star 76 One Stop Sav-Mor Ever]reen Market Youn's Market Ray's Hardware La Porte General Store Wagon Wheel Market (530) 827-2286 (530) 827-2880 (530) 993-OllO (530) 832-4563 (530) 832-0270 (530) 832-0671 (530) 632-5528 (530) 836-2589 (530) 836-2552 (530) 836-1171 (530) 636-2414 (530) 994-3529 (5301263'3999 (530) 283-1175 (530) 283-2636 (530) 283-9,203 (530) 283-2370 (530) 284-7313 (530) 284-7024 (530) 675-2383 (530)675-2711 Christmas tree permits available at local businesses People are encouraged to call ahead about business hours and permit availability. Permits are $10 and include a map of tree-cutting areas. Other tree permit information, participating local businesses and local Forest Service office locations may be found at fs.usda. gov/plumas. Plumas National Forest Christmas tree cutting permits are available at local businesses near the forest. "People are able to get permits on weekends and evenings in many locations," said, Earl Ford, PNF suPervisor. "Our partners are providing a wonderful customer service, especially to visitors." Information about fire sou( The U.S. Forest Service is investigating a recent forest fire and is interested in any information the public may have about how the fire may have started. On Nov. 11, the fire was discovered on the Plumas National Forest near the intersection of Forest Route 422 (Snake Lake Road) and Forest Road 24N27 in the Snake Lake area. The fire was contained later the same day at just over 20 acres. Contact the PNF Emergency Communications Center (dispatch) at 283-7833 or Forest Service law enforcement at 283-7769 with any information. For a your construction needs ] us a call today: "1 BEATTY Gener00C,Bli00ilidc.ng5C3:27tractr (530) 283-2035 QUINCY SUSANVILLE RENO P.O. Box 3556 608 Main Street 6190 Mac Anne Ave. 400 West Main Street Susanville, CA 96130 SuRe #I Quincy, CA 95971 530.257.7291 Reno, NV 89523 530.283.1112 775. 747.9710 Your safety is important, be aware and cautious while driving. Call us today to review your auto insurance. IF, J Flanigan-Leavitt Isurarc A}(rcv, 1it. la: ae87aT.311o " " CA License 0E05639 NV License 17793 ,og00 MYST00 :P[umas County Museum Mistary Questian of tl "Week November 20, 2013 Answer to last Week's question: Nails Pedicures Waxing Retail Cuts products Color Perms Facials {Y Morel Call for Ask for Meagan, Appointment! What business did Mathias Knoll buiM and operate on Arlington Road West of Taylorsville? Across the present day Arlington Road, Knoll operated a brewery that provided beer to local residents and businesses. The town of Blairsden in the Mohawk Valley was sandwiched between the railroad and the Feather River with just enough room for one main street. What advantage could this arrangement have had for the town as a "rail head" for Western Mohawk Valley? The answer to this Week's question and other fascinating historical facts are taken directly from the books on sale at your museum! Become a member of the Museum Association and you may be eligible to receive some of these publications at no cost. Members and guests of the Plumas County Fire Chiefs Association gather at the Sloat Towne Hall in Cromberg for their fall general meeting, hosted by Chief Steve Peters and the Long Valley Volunteer Fire Department. Photo by Maureen Forster Fire Chiefs Association celebrates good year Not long ago I was in conversation with a local leader about regional fire protection issues. The Plumas County Fire Chiefs Association came up, and I learned the leader thought it was a public agency with tax funding. I explained it is a voluntary, nonprofit group with no public funding, just an annual $25 dues payment from each fire chief who chooses to belong. There is no office, staff or regulatory authority. While various fire chief associations have been around the fire service for a long time, there are no legal or regulatory requirements to have such a group. In the case of Plumas County, the roots of the current chiefs association go back perhaps 20-30 years. An accurate history is not well-documented, and memories from past participants are not necessarily in agreement. These types of fire associations have roots in the formation of the International Association of Fire Chiefs, originally called the National Association of Fire Engineers, founded in 1873 by Boston Fire Chief John Damrell. This group eventually developed regional divisions across America, including the Pacific Coast Fire Chiefs Association, founded in 1891. The divisions were roughly formed to be within a day's train ride for regional members. The Pacific Coast division ?'ii! ..... ..... : INSIDE THE FIREHOUSE TOM FORSTER Assistant Fire Chief Plumas Eureka Fire Department eventually was renamed the Western Fire Chiefs Association, today a division of IAFC. Each state also typically has a statewide association, in our case the California Fire Chiefs Association. Today's Plumas County Fire Chiefs Association is a voluntary, nonprofit group that includes local fire departments and other related members, such as the Plumas County Office of Emergency Services. Meetings are held quarterly, and regular communications about training classes, safety, mutual aid, best practices and other information o.ccurs through a Web-based share site. While the voting membership consists of the fire chiefs and the OES director, participation is open and welcome to everyone in the fire service and law enforcement. Participants have also included fire service members from Sierra and Lassen counties, and other regional guests. Among many other activities, the group sponsors regional training sessions, maintains a mutual aid agreement and shares and promotes best practices in the fire service. For example, this year state-certified fire engine driver operator training classes were offered, along with fire district board training and instructional assistance in the regional Quincy Fire Academy. Another example: Quincy DMV Manager Bridgett Prawl spoke on fire engine driver licensing changes at the most recent meeting. Service awards are given annually in the fall, and this year's recognition occurred at Sloat Towne Hall in Cromberg. Outgoing or retiring fire chiefs were recognized for their service, including Chiefs Travis Schiavone from Portola, Ken Wilson from Prattville, Bill Shaw from La Porte, Bill Bradfield from Meadow Valley, and CalFire Lassen-Modoc-Plumas Unit Chief Brad Lutts. "In my career I've worked with many chiefs associations," said Lutts, "... this one really has its act together." Jerry Sipe, of the Plumas County Office of Emergency Services, was recognized for outstanding leadership in his role. Jerry Hurley, of the Plumas County Fire Safe Council, received thanks for his outstanding leadership in fire prevention. Citizens Charlie Plopper, Pam Gill and Fred Salvato received thanks for extensive volunteer work of more than 2,000 hours researching and documenting parcel information on property not in fire districts. Capt. John Gay, of Quincy Fire Protection District, was given the annual Chief Robbie Cassou Plumas County Fire Instructor of the Year award. Gay is retired from the U.S. Forest Service, and has become a very active volunteer firefighter with Quincy. In addition to teaching in the wildland fire program at Feather River College, he has been recognized several times by students at the annual Quincy Fire Academy as their favorite instructor. "John is an incredibly valuable volunteer for Quincy and our county; we are very proud of him," said Chief Cassou. Our mission is to be "united in our efforts to organize, lead and improve the fire service in Plumas County," said President Ed Ward, Graeagle's fire chief. "Our vision for the group is to be 'united and working together to provide high-quality fire/EMS/rescue services in a seamless and cost-effective manner.' The strategic plan of PCFCA goes on to explain, 'To achieve this vision, we will strive to be leaders who promote regional efforts through common goals, mutual and automatic aid, fire prevention, and training; (we will) operate in a well organized manner and serve as a role model for other rural county fire chief associations.' "We are all about sharing and helping each other out," said Ward. "We have many serious challenges and are all in this together." i :'i!! V! Certified Public Accouniant Licensed to Practice by the IRS, 21 yrs. Experience " ....... ....... ; I Free hair cut & style with t I I z the purchase of ANY color, t gxi p r 12.a1.13 =- =aa m m m mza m m m ma= m m m =am m aaa m mm m ma= m === m m m m  COVERED CALIFORNIA is the A[fordeble Care Act for Plumes County HEALTH INSURANCE FORUM NOV 25, 7-8:30 prn Quincy Library PANEL OF LOCAL EXPERTS TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS Presented by League of Women Voters of Plumas County Plumas County Public Health Agency 2266 E. 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