Lakehead Fire Station Remodel Fund
The Lakehead Fire Station Remodel Fund supports a remodel project to the community-owned Lakehead Volunteer Fire Company 54 that will improve response time in the Lakehead community and the Interstate 5 corridor from Pit River Bridge at Bridge Bay to Sims Road, a coverage area of 260 square miles that includes more than 2,000 residents.
A key component to the planned improvements listed below is the addition of sleeping quarters, making the station a candidate for Shasta County Fire Dept's Reserve Firefighter Program. This eligibility will provide paid firefighters from Shasta County Fire Department to help staff our Station 54 with 24-hour coverage and improve public safety for all living and traveling through our region.
We currently have one part-time volunteer firefighter and one in training. Lakehead Volunteer Fire Company 54 receives an average of 300+ calls a year. Weekday response time from out-of-the area first responders is 45 – 60 minutes or more. This includes responding to structure or brush fires, accidents and medical emergencies in the community, along the Interstate 5 corridor, Union Pacific and Amtrak Railroads, and on Shasta Lake. Company 54 owns a fire-rescue boat, but due to a lack of trained volunteer firefighters, have been unable to respond to on-the-lake emergencies since 2016. This is a special need that places our community and recreational visitors on the lake at additional safety risk.All donations will go to the remodel project efforts, including:
- Cost of construction materials & labor
- Rental space during construction
- Other (furnishings, mail/postage, etc.)
Donate to the Lakehead Fire Station Remodel Fund