WASHOE COUNTY NEWS RELEASE
What: Sierra Fire Protection District firefighters are hosting a meet and greet to honor residents and business affected by the Washoe Fire who donated supplies for the new Arrowcreek Fire Station and supplemented community fire suppression efforts.
When: Saturday, March 17, 10 a.m.
Where: Arrowcreek Fire Station, Station 39, 13500 Thomas Creek (NE corner of Thomas Creek and Arrowcreek Parkway intersection) (moved from the Rolling Hills community due to weather).
Who: Sierra Fire Protection District (SFPD).
Additional information: The Rolling Hills community, led by citizen Kelly McInerney, was inspired by the fire suppression efforts during the Washoe Fire. The community donated new items for a new fire station, Arrowcreek, in South West Truckee Meadows with an estimated value of $2,500. The group also approached Troy Cuff, Northern Nevada district manager from Wal-Mart. Wal-Mart generously donated the remaining items on the station wish list bringing the total donations to $5,000. The contributions provide living materials for the firefighters and will be used daily including dishware, kitchen utensils, televisions, furniture and more. In addition, McInerney also contributed funds earmarked for fire prevention in the district ($300).
The contributions of all parties acknowledge the furious efforts of all the firefighters on the front lines of wind-driven devastating urban-wildland interface fire that increased the total structures lost this winter season to 77. The Sierra Fire Protection District Team would like to thank the community by opening the doors of the Arrowcreek Fire Station, which is currently under construction, for a meet and greet. Residents can meet the team and enjoy the new items donated by the community.