The 22 all volunteer firefighters in Fieldbrook requested $5,000 to fund a radio repeater station and solar panels (to power the station). “There are numerous dead spots in the Valley,” they wrote, “where firefighters cannot communicate with CALFire Dispatch or adjacent fire departments. This impedes FVFD’s effectiveness and response capability, and potentially leaves fireghters vulnerable.”
I spoke to Chief Jack Sheppard today and his first word was “Wow.” He went on to say that being in a valley, it’s a big issue just being able to communicate with the command center. “This repeater will fix everything,” he said. I’m so glad to provide this valuable piece of equipment.