Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Protection Foundation is a 501(c)3 Nonprofit Organization Tax ID #27-0815321

Our Goals

Funding Technology and Capital Improvements

Our annual campaigns continue to raise funds for up-to-date equipment, fire prevention and training. Training the public, especially our community’s children, to be prepared and safe is one of the fire district’s most important duties. WFPD’s popular CPR, AED, and First Aid classes and training with the Citizens Emergency Response Preparedness Program (CERPP) reach hundreds of residents, school faculty members, local business employees and park rangers. WFPD’s fire safety and bicycle safety programs are annual traditions for every school child in the district. The Chipper Program with its annual residential chipping service and related Firewise workshops reaches into all areas of the community. Your contributions help purchase up-to-date manuals, videos, training manikins and equipment for these vital programs.

Strategic Plan: New Fire Stations

The foundation will assist in the fire district’s long-term strategic plan to rebuild the WFPD Headquarters Station #7 on Woodside Road and Station #8 on Portola Road. Like Emerald Hills Station #19 rebuilt in 2006, new stations will meet the needs of the community in the decades ahead. Key improvements include: facilities for community and fire staff training, emergency operations for large-scale incidents, and accordance with building codes and agency standards. Please contact us now if you can help us meet our long-term goal sooner. Donations to the Foundation will never be used for firefighter salaries or benefits.

Fire Prevention and Training

Training the public, especially our community’s children, to be prepared and safe is one of the fire district’s most important duties. WFPD’s popular CPR, AED, and First Aid classes and training with the Citizens Emergency Response Preparedness Program (CERPP) reach hundreds of residents, school faculty members, local business employees and park rangers. WFPD’s fire safety and bicycle safety programs are annual traditions for every school child in the district. 

Your contributions help purchase up-to-date manuals, videos, training manikins and equipment for these vital programs. 

Risk Reduction

The Chipper Program with its annual residential chipping service and related wildfire prevention workshops reaches into all areas of the community.  Working closely with Fire Safe San Mateo County, Woodside Fire Protection District is a model for wildfire prevention on the Peninsula, and the WPVFPF supports this work through equipment and training.

Funded with Community Contributions

Your tax-deductible contributions and federal and private grant programs have helped fund: 

  • Emergency response vehicle and trailer for off-road and trail rescue
  • Public education materials for fire prevention and after-the-incident support
  • iPads on all vehicles for improved interoperability among district and county agencies
  • Backpack vacuums for flooding and severe weather recovery
  • Bicycle reflectors for children’s safety education program 
  • State-of-the-art CPR training manikins and materials for community and fire staff 
  • Chipper truck for fire prevention 
  • Equipment for large animal rescue 
  • Technical rescue equipment for car accidents 
  • Thermal imaging cameras 
  • Automated CPR machines for cardiac arrest 

Woodside • Portola Valley • Emerald Hills • Ladera • Los Trancos • Skyline • Vista Verde

Woodside Fire Protection District

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Woodside Fire District operates three fire stations, and serves a population of 25,000 in the communities of Woodside, Portola Valley, Emerald Hills, Ladera, Los Trancos, Skyline, and Vista Verde in San Mateo County, California.  www.WoodsideFire.org

The Foundation

3111 Woodside Road
Woodside, CA 94062

Tel 650.851.1594
Fax 650.851.3960

info@FireDistrictFoundation.org
www.FireDistrictFoundation.org

Our Mission

To augment the Woodside Fire Protection District (WFPD) budget for up-to-date equipment, facilities, fire prevention and training. The Fire Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, will enable WFPD to provide the most advanced and efficient form of all-risk emergency response services.