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Wednesdayi bec.~i 9, 2001 m IB Reporter MiIlCllll by no means were first responders comes to fn'e fighting accidents, PG&E f'md themselves the scene, especially River Canyon. that in mind, two rep- of the Plumas Forest (PNF) and a of the Quincy Highway Pa- were invited to to some PG&E crews at Rodgers Flat. crews put a lot of on their vehicles as Highway 70 up the Feather River their goal is to keep r flowing to customers, tildes, accidents and come their way. Be- and willing to '.is part of the plan. Heinbockel and Karen fire prevention and officers on the Mr. District of the PNF, PG&E with a little information and an forest fire plans. last year, the fed- government approved annually for five I to build up the nation's national forest fire lnd equipment, Hein- time PNF had 25 en- Ron Heinbockel gines operating on the forest. By 1999, a hard fire season throughout the west, its crews and equipment were depleted due to federal cut. backs. As fires swept western states, hitting Montana and Arizona especially hard, gov- ernors got involved, Hein- bockel explained. No longer content with watching their states' homes and resources lost to wildfire, governors asked for federal assistance. And they got it. At the end of the Clinton administration, funding was appropriated to see federal fire EW, hting and iru'e preven- tion steps improved. While the PNF is taking its share of the funding allocated to Region V, a lot of planning, buildup and replacement have taken place in a short period. "We're buying and hiring like crazy," Heinbockel ex- ff mNm plained. Along with other engine re- placements on the forest, Gansner Bar's station was re- opened and an engine and five-person crew returned to the facility, originally aban- doned in the late 1980s. With the engine's presence once again in the Canyon and response time lessened, there is now more fire protection available. But as PG&E crews cover the territory, from one job to the next, those crews are still frequently the in'st to spot an incident. Heinbockel promised to re- turn in the spring to show crews a few techniques to use with a shovel and building a line around a fh-e. But until then, calling the fire into dispatch, and getting a hold of the Gansner crew to respond quickly, is part of the battle in keeping a small blaze from becoming a large one. member of Lions International and had very active in the Lions Club. He held offices, including and was instru- in keeping track of r of the club. He al- enjoyed participating Fourth of July parade He was com- ~re of the local yacht enjoyed sailing, tray- reading and, of late, he the art of silver- The newborn weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce, and was 21- 1/2 inches long. Maternal grandparents are MadelJne Churruca, of Chico, and Mel and Patty Green, of Quincy. Paternal grandpar- ents are Bill and Sue Peay, of Quincy. Great-grandparent is Art Thomas, of Susanville. Brady joins his brother, Chandler, 7. Commd Blue W~:m's Conrad Blue Waters was born at 12:01 a.m. Dec. 5, 2001, at Plumas District Hospital to Alroy Waters and Sorrell Bo- brink, of Quincy. The newborn weighed 9 grandparents are Robert Lin- coln and Bonnie Lee Whittak- er, of Sacramento. Great- grandparents are Bernice Deer, Ruthy Kidder and George Kidder, Sr., of Quin- cy. Mya's brothers and sisters are Bryan Michael, 8; Tyler James, 5, and Tessa LeeAnn, 17 months. D ml ' mmm Trenton Doral Ramoz-Lon- gacre was born Dec. 4, 2001, at 8:16 a.m. at Seneca Hospi- tal to Richard Longacre, of Westwood, and Suzann Ramoz, of Chester. ....... ~, unds, 2 ounces and was Z1- The ~neAvborn ~ei4~hefl 6 l~i~" ~t72inches~ng~ ' " + '5++: poun~s~d was*~8~nc~s Mate~dparenl~ are rtong. ~ : ~ "* ~: Mike and Yolanda Wood, of Maternal grandparents are Greg Simpson, of RapidQuincy, and John and Ludi Lori and Stan Ramoz, of S. D.; and two grand- Bobrink, of Sunnyvale. Pater- Chester. Paternal grandpar- nal grandparent is Dorothy ent is Ron Longacre, of Lake family requests that Waters, of Truckee. Great- Almanor. Maternal great- donations in Jerry's grandparents are Carmen grandparents are Alex and be made to the and Rachel Ochoa, of Cuperti- Pat Ramoz, of San Jose. Pa- Elementary School no; Zane and Georgia Wood, ternal great-grandparents are for science curriculum, of Yamhill, Ore.; Bob and Doral and Pauline Longacre, Box 826, Chester, CA Margie Bobrink, of Zephyr of Westwood. t, or Chester Lions Club, Cove; and Ginny Bobrink, ofTrenton has a big brother, I~ox 467, Chester, to go Cupertino. Dayton Ramoz. the new hospice Seneca Hospital. Myu Brea Waiters Kamaryn Nichole Leiss Mya Brea Walters was Kamaryn Nichole Leiss born at 12:.05 a.m. on Dec. 7, was born at 9:45 p.m., Dec. 12, 2001, at Plumas District Hos- 2001, at St. Mary's Hospital in pital, to Bryan and Angela Reno, Nev., to Charley and Waiters, of Quincy. Mala Leiss, of Sparks, Nev. The newborn weighed 6 The newborn weighed 7 pounds, pounds, 2 ounces, and was 20 Maternal grandparents are inches long. Clarie Deer and George Kid- der, Jr., of Quincy. Paternal Peay William Peay was at Plumas District Hos- Nov. 20, 2001, at 5:12 to Steven and Nina of Quincy. See Blrtl~ page 1411 Springtime only 90 away! Specializing in the latest procedures for the treatment of varicose Robert ]=. Merchant, M.D. William V. Co-ran, M.D. 1420 Holcomb Ave. Reno 775-329-3100 877-482-7285 Craig Rude And, in the Feather River Canyon, as seen during the fires of 1999 and 2000, PG&E was heavily involved replac- ing lines and poles. For her part of the presen- tation, Juska updated crews on the special permits re- quired for chain saws and welders. CHP It can happen in broad day- light or the dead of night, fair weather or foul, and the odds that a PG&E or Caltrans em- ployee is the first or second person on the scene of a traf- fic incident is common. Rigged out with radio equipment, PG&E tradition- ally contacts dispatch and help is sent out from there, that there's a hazard ahead CHP Public Affairs officerand gives them time to slow Craig Rude showed up at the down. meeting with a box of flares "Hares are about the best for PG&E vehicles and a few tool you can have in any words of advice. Since a num- area," Rude said. ber of Caltrans represeuta- And they're particularly tives were also present for an important in the Canyon, earlier presentation on where drivers are faced with bridge rehabilitation projects many curves in the road and in the Canyon, he also includ- shortened stopping distances. ed them in his talk. As an example, Rude said "Your company obviously the common estimate to stop gives you the latitude to get a vehicle is 74 feet per sec- involved," Rude said. And ond. If the vehicle is travel- the CHP "really appreciates ing at 50 mph, R takes 240-250 it." feet for it to stop. Large Accustomed to attitudes intrucks may take even longer urban areas, Rude said many when loaded. companies direct their em-He advised drivers to keep ployees not to get involved, to that in mind as they set out not waste company time. flares in either direction of But in a remote part of an incident. Plumas County where the Rude also recommended nearest CHP patrolman and that the first person on the hospital are miles away, the scene do no more than they added assistance is appreciat- are comfortable doing. ed. Rude reminded crews that Rude said that one of the if they start CPR measures, first things the employeesthey are required to continue need to remember is that them until relief arrives. their own safety should come As another reminder, Rude first, said that if a vehicle goes into Rude recommended that, the river, the Department of as soon as possible, flares Fish and Game must also be should be set out at a reason- notified to check for oil or able distance from an acci- gasoline leaks in the water. dent. 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