By Bret Russell II
Fire Chief, Beckwourth Fire District
For those of you that don’t know, I am happy to announce and bring to your attention that Beckwourth Fire Department will be serving the citizens of the City of Portola for their fire and medical needs effective Feb. 1, 2021. First and foremost, I am very excited to bring the Portola Division of Beckwourth Fire Department to life. Both fire stations will be fully operational with an open-door policy and the mindset that we are here to serve the community.
When COVID-19 permits, expect open houses, pancake breakfasts, station tours, and community involvement. We are adding a paid duty officer position to be stationed in Portola, as well as volunteer firefighters. If you have the desire to volunteer, please contact Beckwourth Fire Station 1 at 530-832-1008 for an application. I look forward to serving as your Fire Chief and earning the respect and trust of the community.