Rodeo-Hercules Fire District News
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Family Expo – September 28, 2014
The Rodeo Hercules Fire District will be participating in the Hercules Family Expo event at the Hercules Community Center from 1:00 to 4:00 on Sunday. The firefighters will be helping BBQ hot dogs and participating in the numerous events. The event is Free and will include free flu shots and health screenings.
October 11, 2014 – Station 76 Open House
The Rodeo Hercules Fire Protection District will hold its annual Open House on October 11, 2014 from 11:oo am to 2:00 pm. The Hercules Fire Station No. 76 will be open to the public and will provide educational hand-outs as well as hot dogs and popcorn to visitors. Free bicycle helmets will be provided to children 14 years and younger. Visitors from other agencies will be attending with education materials along with our most popular volunteer bringing an assortment of local snakes. Firefighters will be conducting exercises including the District’s burn trailer and the engines will be available for children to see and take pictures. Please come and join us.
The Salvation Army Christmas Food and Toy Drive
The Salvation Army will be accepting applications for its annual community food and toy distribution. Applications will be accepted October 6 through October 30 at The Salvation Army office, 4600 Appian Way, El Sobrante. Applications will be accepted Monday through Thursday 9am to 4pm (closed 12 noon to 1p.m). Requirements are listed in the attached flyer. No applications will be accepted at the Fire District … please arrive in person at the Salvation Army office.
Station 75 – Rodeo Fire Station – Re-Opening October 1, 2014 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
The Rodeo Hercules Fire District was awarded a 2.5 million dollar FEMA SAFER (Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response Grant). This return of tax dollars to fund local fire protection will be utilized to reopen Fire Station 75, located at 326 Third St. in the community of Rodeo. Engine 75 was an integral part of our public safety services, providing advanced life support and firefighting crews throughout the District.
With the help of local, state and federal officials we were able to secure funding for two years. The grant selection process is merit based and we feel very fortunate to have been selected for this award. We anticipate that additional funding will be available for a third year.
While this opportunity will not repair our ongoing fiscal issues, it goes along way towards a solving the problem. The Fire District will continue to seek a permanent solution to maintain the highest levels of service to the community.
On July 1, 2014 the Rodeo Hercules Fire Protection District hired nine firefighters and launched its Firefighter I Fire Academy. The new recruits have been working diligently and are looking forward to being assigned a regular shift and begin their careers with the District.
On October 1, 2014 the District will host a Re-Opening Ceremony from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. At that time the new recruits, as well as those receiving promotions, will receive their respective badges. The District invites the public to attend. Refreshments will be served.
Rodeo Hercules Fire District Hires Nine Firefighters
On July 1, 2014 the Rodeo Hercules Fire Protection District launched its Firefighter I Fire Academy. Nine firefighters will attend the Academy through September. Funding for these positions has been provided by a 2.5 million dollar FEMA SAFER (Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response) GRANT. This return of tax dollars to fund local fire protection will be utilized to reopen Fire Station 75, located at 326 Third St. in the community of Rodeo. Engine 75 was an integral part of our public safety services, providing advanced life support and firefighting crews throughout the District. The District anticipates re-opening Station 75 on October 1, 2014.