Mariposa County Fire Department Call LogMCFD call log consists of twelve stations located throughout the Mariposa community responding to countywide incidents. Monday, November 25 thru Sunday, December 1
Mariposa County Fire Department provides first response to structure fires, medical calls, motor vehicle accidents and requests for public assistance throughout the county.
Stations are located in the following areas: Midpines; Catheys Valley; Don Pedro; Mt. Bullion/Airport; Coulterville; Mormon Bar; Bridgeport (coming soon); Lushmeadows; Greeley Hill; Ponderosa Basin; Fish Camp; Hunter's Valley and Bootjack.
If you are 18 years of age and possess a valid driver's license, and are interested in becoming a fire fighter, medical first responder or if you would like to provide support to the station in your area, we need you now!
No previous experience necessary - we will train you!
We are Neighbors helping Neighbors - Help us Help you by volunteering today - please call (209) 966-4330 or come by the office at 5082 Bullion Street today for an application!
Please remember that ALL burning is strictly prohibited due to the extremely dry vegetation.
A seemingly simple burn pile can quickly get out of control so please hold off on all burning until fire season is officially over.
Before you decide to burn, make sure to call the Burn Day Information Line at 966-1200 to make sure it is safe to do so.
Fireplace Safety - Proper Ash Disposal
With the onset of colder weather, we are again confronted with the problem of improper ash disposal. Many people do not realize the length of time required for ashes to cool enough for disposal. Even after several days, a pile of ashes can hold enough heat to reignite and start a fire. * Make sure there are no hot spots left in the ashes by soaking them in water or letting them sit for at least four days. * All ashes should then be stored in a fire-resistant metal container with a tight fitting cover. They should NEVER be disposed in a plastic garbage can, a cardboard box, or paper grocery bag. Never use a vacuum cleaner to pick up ashes. * The metal container should be placed away from anything that can burn. It should not be placed next to a firewood pile, in the garage, on or under a wood deck, or under a porch. * After sitting for a week in the metal container the ashes are then safe to dispose of in your trash.
Preparing for Cold Weather
It's the time of year when people are starting to use their furnaces, space heaters, fireplaces and woodstoves to keep them warm as the temperatures start to drop. Poorly maintained furnaces and alternative forms of heat are major causes of house fires and also can cause carbon monoxide poisoning.Chimneys and woodstoves should be checked annually for cracks and debris. For your furnace, an annual inspection and cleaning is recommended to check for cracks in the combustion chamber, which could allow carbon monoxide to leak into a residence.Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas that is usually vented away from the furnace area. If allowed to collect, carbon monoxide can cause flu-like symptoms, disorientation, confusion and death.If using a portable space heater be sure electric circuits can handle the additional load. Putting more than one heater on the same circuit may overtax the system and cause a fire hazard.