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Support Your Community: Donate to the 2020 Annual Campaign


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Dear Woodside Fire Protection District

We are beyond grateful for the consistent flow of support from neighbors in our seven primary service areas of Woodside, PV, Emerald Hill, Ladera, Los Trancos, Skyline, and Vista Verde. 

Thanks to the community’s generosity in 2019, we used the funds to provide critical training and equipment for our first responders in 2020. Tim Richards, 20-year veteran Woodside Firefighter says, “On behalf of all of us at Woodside Fire, I would like to thank you for your generous contributions to the foundation. The tools, equipment and vehicles that your gifts have helped us purchase over the years are critical to our response efforts and get used literally every day. We have a tremendous sense of pride in the quality of our equipment. It is the best that money can buy and makes our jobs safer, easier, and more effective every single day.” 

Please join us in tipping our hats to all of the contributors to the 2019 Campaign.

As you are well aware, 2020 has been a year of staggering, unprecedented health and safety challenges due to the impact of Covid-19 and widespread wildfires. The case for investing in our local Fire District has never been stronger. 

Please join us in making a generous contribution to our annual campaign to the support the Woodside Fire Protection District. 

As always, funds provided by our friends and neighbors will be used to equip our first responders with life-saving tools that are not covered by the operating budget. 

For the safety and well-being of our community, please take a moment today to make your contribution. 

With thanks for your consideration, 

Board of Directors
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Protection Foundation 

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Support Your Community: Donate to the 2019 Annual Campaign

Support Your Community: Donate to the 2019 Annual Campaign

Donate Today!

Dear Friends of the Fire District,

Thank you once again for stepping up to support your local first responders. Collective contributions from you and your neighbors in Woodside, Portola Valley, Emerald Hills, Ladera, Los Trancos, Skyline, and Vista Verde totaled more than $257,000 in 2018, representing an increase of 2.5% over contributions in 2017. As we do at this time each year, we invite you to stand with us in support of our local Fire District through making a generous contribution to our annual campaign.

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Fire District Plans to Build New Station in Woodside

Fire District Plans to Build New Station in Woodside
The Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Protection Foundation is excited to work with the Woodside Fire Protection District on a new headquarters facility that will meet the needs of our community in the decades ahead. To say that the fire district has outgrown the current 65-year-old Station 7 is an understatement.
Built in 1949 and remodeled in 1993, the current construction type does not allow for seismic upgrades. The new station will meet state building codes, OSHA, and National Fire Protection Agency standards.
As our community values its environmental and historic heritage with architectural guidelines that help maintain the rural ambiance, the fire district is naturally taking this into consideration in the appearance and size of the new station. The fire district values its partnership with the community and all of its neighbors.
This project is in the early planning stages. More information will be available from the fire district in the months ahead.
Funding for the new station will come from the fire district capital reserve, a loan, and private fundraising through the foundation. The Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Protection Foundation is grateful for and counts on the continuing generous support of our community residents and business.


Double the impact of your gift!

Long-time Portola Valley residents – and avid supporters of the fire district’s CERPP emergency response and preparedness program – Onnolee and Bud Trapp will generously match NEW donor contributions to the fire foundation. To encourage their neighbors in the district to get involved, Onnolee and Bud will match gifts of any size received by December 31, 2014 from first-time donors, dollar for dollar, to a total of $10,000. Donate today and double the impact of your contribution


2014 Projects Funded With Your Contributions

Funded this year with your contributions:

  • Improved emergency medical services: cardiac monitor/defibrillators to replace outdated units on support trucks, enabling paramedics to provide consistent all-life support (ALS) from all vehicles.
  • New station planning: preliminary analysis for our new headquarters station on Woodside Road.
  • Mobilized community training: a new vehicle and trailer complete with AV system that enables WFPD to bring essential training directly to your neighborhood.
  • Expanded fire prevention: a second chipper to expand the fuel reduction program.
  • Enhanced public education: an expanded smoke alarm program to targeted neighborhoods.
  • Added after-the-incident help: a specialized booklet for residents recovering from natural disaster or medical emergency.
  • Improved firefighter safety: specialized washers for cleaning our firefighters’ protective clothing.

Archived News

Grass fire 'knocked down' near Webb Ranch

September 6, 2013 • Firefighters from San Mateo County and the Menlo Park Fire Protection District have "knocked down" a grass fire at 2720 Alpine Road...(read more).

Firefighters knock down fire near Portola Valley

September 3, 2013 • A small carport with unoccupied living quarters above it at 230 Old Spanish Trail in Los Trancos Woods is now uninhabitable...(read more).

County has 66 firefighters at Yosemite fire

August 26, 2013 • The firefighting crews battling the huge forest fire burning into Yosemite National Park include 66 firefighters from San Mateo County...(read more).

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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

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.

The Foundation

3111 Woodside Road
Woodside, CA 94062

Tel 650.851.1594
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