Station 59 - 14506 Rough and Ready Highway

 


Mission Statement

This District shall provide fire protection, fire suppression, rescue and emergency medical services, education in fire safety and emergency standards, and other services to protect lives and property while maintaining the highest level of safety for firefighters/rescue personnel.  Services shall be provided in a professional manner within the economic and demographic limitations of our community and in recognition of the need for dedicated volunteer involvement, as appropriate, using innovation and flexibility in response to local needs and conditions.

 

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Letters to the Editor

The Union, Nov. 30, 2021

Angels Among Us

Life at the Rough and Ready Fire House isn’t always about the blaze. Sometimes you just need to have the heart of a firefighter. Angels among us. During a lengthy power outage, a matronly octogenarian had depleted the battery that pumped the precious life-giving air from her portable oxygen tank. She was having significant breathing problems and was in a crisis state of panic.

She wheeled her way across the road to the station. The attending firefighters administered all the vital health assessments and quickly hooked up a new oxygen tank. Firefighter Pat Hanlon was especially concerned over her high state of anxiety. He spoke with a calm, reassuring manner about family, food and ordinary life in order to decrease her angst.

For over two hours they spoke about her pets and favorite recipes. Then she began to respond, and soon they were talking with each other, swapping stories, colored with family, friends and good times. Her breathing normalized. Unknown to her, she continued to be medically evaluated while they talked. She improved under the caring and watchful eye of this young man — a hero, to be sure.

He provided her with not just the 911 assistance so critically necessary, but more importantly, he administered a heavily spiced dose of caring and kindness. I thank Rough and Ready firefighters for fostering the programs that encourage our firefighters to elevate the way they care; administering emergency treatment, not limited to the body but to compassionately, nourish the soul.

C.J. Bryant

Nevada City


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Contact Information

14506 Rough and Ready Hwy

Mailing address: PO Box 10 

Rough and Ready, CA 95975

Email: rarfpd@gmail.com

Office 530-432-1140

Fax 530-432-9076.

 

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