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

Support Your Community: Donate to the 2018 Annual Campaign

Woodside Fire Protection District

Dear Friends of the Fire District,

Year after year, you continue to amaze and inspire us with your support. In 2017, you and your fellow residents in Portola Valley, Woodside, Emerald Hills, Ladera, Los Trancos, Skyline, and Vista Verde collectively contributed more than $200,000 toward safety preparedness for us all. Thank you! We hope we can once again count on your generosity with a contribution to the Woodside - Portola Valley Fire Protection Foundation for this year’s annual campaign.

Funds raised through last year’s campaign supported the purchase of a special lift that enables first responders to safely and swiftly move injured and sick community members up into the ambulance for treatment and transport to the hospital. The lift provides more gentle support for people when they feel especially vulnerable and protects first responders.

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Support Public Safety in Woodside: Donate to Our Annual Campaign!

Support Public Safety in Woodside:  Donate to Our Annual Campaign!

Dear Friends of the Fire District,

We invite you today to make a gift to the Woodside- Portola Valley Fire Protection Foundation annual campaign.  Your contribution strengthens your fire department’s ability to meet the needs of our community.  If you live in Woodside, Portola Valley, Emerald Hills, Ladera, Los Trancos, Skyline, or Vista Verde, Woodside Fire is your fire department.

As a small, agile organization, Woodside Fire strives to adopt new technologies and procedures at a rapid pace, raising its level of service to residents, local businesses, and visitors in our community.  Your contribution helps ensure that this continues.

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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. Read more in the Almanac News  
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2014 Annual Campaign Announced


Dear Friends of the Fire District,

In 2015, Woodside Fire celebrates its 90th year serving our community.  Ninety years of excellence. We invite you today to make a gift to Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Protection Foundation’s annual fund to help our fire district continue to meet the needs of our changing community.

Download the Annual Campaign Brochure

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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

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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.
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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.

The Foundation

3111 Woodside Road
Woodside, CA 94062

Tel 650.851.1594
Fax 650.851.3960

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.