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.
Each year, the District uses funds provided by our friends and neighbors to equip our first responders with life-saving tools that are not covered by the operating budget. Last year’s successful campaign supported the purchase of state-of-the-art rescue tools for WFPD’s new Rescue 7 vehicle.
Fire Chief Rob Lindner: "We use Rescue 7 every day. With these new tools, our crews can respond with greater safety and speed than previously possible. In an emergency, every second counts. It's a game changer for us."
Join us in acknowledging those community members who generously contributed in 2018. You will find their names on the enclosed donor roll. A few minutes of your time is all it takes to join the growing circle of friends and neighbors who stand with our first responders for the safety and well-being of our community. Please take a moment today to make your contribution.
You can make your gift using the enclosed envelope, online through our website at www.FireDistrictFoundation.org, or directing funds to the Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Protection Foundation via PayPal. With thanks for your consideration,
Board of Directors
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Protection Foundation
Your Contribution Directly Helps Supplement the Fire District Budget
Fire and Life Safety Education and emergency preparedness and response training by WFPD staff for all residents. Your donation helps fund the purchase of up-to-date instructional materials and training equipment for CPR/ First Aid classes, school safety education programs, and the district’s citizens’ emergency response training (CERT) program.
The most advanced and efficient form of all-risk emergency response. Your donation helps fund up-to-date equipment for more than 5,500 incidents a year, including medical emergencies, vehicle accidents, fires, hazardous conditions, severe weather, and others.
Planning to renovate and rebuild aging fire stations. Your donation today helps fund the ongoing planning and design effort for state-of-the-art facilities that will meet the needs of our community in the decades ahead.
Take advantage of our district's terrific classes, events, and more!
Recent Impact of Your Contributions
Ambulance Lift The purchase of a Stryker Power-Load gurney and lift for Woodside Fire’s Medic 107 will drastically reduce the amount of heavy and potentially dangerous patient lifts for your hard-working paramedics. The gurney lift helps to minimize patient lifting, decreasing injuries and promoting the long-term health and safety of your firefighters. The lift and its associated inambulance mount also provide additional protection for both paramedic and patient passengers in the rear of the ambulance during transport.
FAC Program Expansion of the fire district’s Fire Adapted Community program continues to help residents of the district improve their family’s safety and their home’s chances of survival during a wildfire. FAC offers information and specific actions you can take to protect homes built in the “wildland-urban interface” fire zone, the area where your residential development is next to or surrounded by forest and open space.
Chipper Program The chipper program continues its important work of reducing the excess fuel loads of your fire district neighborhoods ensuring that your communities are prepared for potential wildfires before they come.
Preparatory Work for New Station Upgrade Program You have supported research into the valuation of the district's offices and stations with a view to developing a 100-year plan for infrastructure.