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Scott Valley Fire

In 1941, Siskiyou County formed the State of Jefferson, a movement that championed the notion of self-reliance. Today that independent spirit remains, expressed clearly in the practice of volunteerism. In this part of the country, we help each other.

Volunteers don’t get paid because they’re worthless, but because they’re priceless.
—Sherry Anderson
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Today there is an ongoing need in the Valley, one that has always fallen to the community, not the government. For the most part, we in Scott Valley fight fires, respond to vehicle accidents, and provide emergency assistance—all through the hard work and dedication of local volunteers. The Scott Valley Fire Protection District needs you. Such service isn’t easy. Fires rage in the middle of dark nights. Vehicles crash on foggy, frozen roads. Medical emergencies know no time-clock.

So lace up your boots and sign up for training. Men and women fight calamities together, sharing both the work and the honor. For those who prefer another role, there are openings in the Dalmatians, the fire department’s invaluable auxiliary.

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.