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California volunteer fire departments get some love from a TV star turned philanthropist

Sacramento, CA (April 23, 2020) It was announced today that the California State Firefighters’ Association (CSFA), in partnership with philanthropist Jenny Jones, has selected 11 California volunteer fire departments to receive funds to purchase safety equipment for their firefighters. Jones’ donation of $60,000 will be divided among these 11 departments: 

Yolo Fire Protection District – $5,000
For structural and wildland fire gear.

Twain Harte Fire Department – $5,000
For wildland firefighting personal protective equipment.

Long Valley Volunteer Fire Department – $4,080
For wildland personal protective equipment (PPE) and extrication/medical jumpsuits.

Rescue Fire Protection District – $1,800
For two personal size thermal imaging cameras.

Stones Bengard Volunteer Fire Department – $8,500
For personal protective equipment (PPE).

Sutter Creek Fire Protection District –$960
For eight reflective jackets.

La Honda Fire Brigade – $5,000
For a rapid-intervention air supply pack.

Lockwood Fire Protection District – $3,000
For two wildfire turnouts for new volunteers.

Mosquito Fire Protection District – $10,000
For personal protective equipment (PPE).

Little Lake Fire Protection District - $5,000
For personal protective equipment (PPE).

Cazadero Volunteer Fire Department. - $11,000.
For a washer/extractor

With these latest awards, former talk show host Jenny Jones continues to support California firefighters as she funds her second series of grants to her home state of California. To date Jones has donated over $100,000 to California’s smaller, rural fire departments.

“As a California resident I have witnessed just how much these volunteers do for their communities,” says Ms. Jones. “From structure fires to water rescues, wildfires and vehicle collisions, firefighters are always there. I want to show them how much I appreciate the sacrifices they make, and I am already planning to offer more grants later this year.” 

“We are proud to partner with Jenny Jones on this project that benefits fire departments and firefighters in need,” said CSFA Executive Director Jeff Meston. “On every emergency call safety is first, and these grants will help keep firefighters safer as they respond to incidents.”

Volunteer and mostly volunteer fire departments throughout California were invited to apply for Jenny’s Heroes grants during a 45-day application period. Sixty fire departments applied.

For more information on the Jenny’s Heroes California grants, please visit

For more information on the California State Firefighters’ Association, please visit