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Thursday, December 3, 2009

Local Fire Departments Come Together in Friendly Competition to Collect Lifesaving Blood for Patients in Need

Fire departments around Sonoma, Lake and Mendocino counties have come together again to participate in Blood Bank of the Redwoods’ 4th Annual Bucket Brigade during November, December and January. Participating fire departments will recruit community members, colleagues, friends and family to donate lifesaving blood in an effort to collect the most blood and win the Bucket Brigade Trophy. The competition will help blood inventory levels during the winter months, which are greatly effected by seasonal illnesses, weather conditions and family travels.

Last year 40 fire departments competed in 34 blood drives with a total of 1155 participating donors. The 3rd Annual Bucket Brigade Trophy was proudly carried away by Geyserville Fire Department, who won the contest with 102 donors. We are very thankful to all of our donors for their care and continued support toward local patients and Blood Bank of the Redwoods!

The notion of a Bucket Brigade originates from the Great London Fire of 1666, where lines of townspeople created “brigades” and passed buckets of water from the town’s water source to the fires that threatened their community. This contemporary Bucket Brigade brings our community together in the same way, not to fight fire but to save lives through blood donation.

Participating Fire Stations:
Anderson Valley Fire Department, Brooktrails FD, CAL Fire & Cloverdale FD, CAL Fire & Wilmar VFD, CAL Fire Napa, CAL Fire Ukiah, Covelo VFD, Forestville FD, Fort Bragg FD, Geyserville FPD, Glen Ellen FD, Goldridge FD, Graton FD, Healdsburg FD, Kenwood FPD, Lakeport FD, Lakeville FD and San Antonio VFC, Little Lake FD, Long Valley FPD, Mendocino FPD, Middletown FD and CAL Fire, Occidental FD, Petaluma FD, Rancho Adobe FPD, Redwood Coast FD, Redwood Valley-Calpella FD, Rincon Valley FD, Rohnert Park DPS, Russian River FPD, Santa Rosa FD, Sebastopol FD, Sonoma Developmental Center FD, Sonoma Valley Fire & Rescue, South Coast FD, Ukiah FD, Ukiah Valley FD, Windsor FPD

4th Annual Bucket Brigade Competition

2009 - 2010 Blood Drives Listed by Date

Dec. 12th 10:00am - 2:00pm Middletown FD and CAL Fire Lake 21095 State Hwy 175 Middletown 95461

Dec. 13th 01:00pm - 4:00pm Santa Rosa FD 1775 Yulupa Avenue Santa Rosa 95405

Dec. 13th 11:00am - 2:00pm Long Valley FPD 44920 Willis Avenue Laytonville 95454

Dec. 14th 03:00pm - 7:00pm CAL Fire Petaluma & Wilmar VFD 3825 Bodega Ave. (Wilmar Station) Petaluma 94952

Dec. 14th 03:00pm - 7:00pm Sonoma Valley Fire & Rescue 630 2nd Street Sonoma 95476

Dec. 15th 03:00pm - 7:00pm Fort Bragg FD 141 North Main Street Fort Bragg 95437

Dec. 16th 03:00pm - 7:00pm Forestville FD 6554 Mirabel Road Forestville 95436

Dec. 16th 03:30pm - 7:30pm Glen Ellen FD 13445 Arnold Drive Glen Ellen 95442

Dec. 17th 02:00pm - 5:30pm South Coast FD and CAL Fire Sea Ranch 38901 Ocean Drive Gualala 95445

Dec. 19th 10:00am - 1:00pm Russian River FPD 14100 Armstrong Woods Road Guerneville 95446

Dec. 20th 01:00pm - 4:00pm CAL Fire Ukiah 2690 North State Street Ukiah 95482

Dec. 20th 01:00pm - 4:00pm Little Lake FD 111 Commercial Street Willits 95490

Dec. 28th 03:00pm - 7:00pm Goldridge FD 4500 Hessel Road Sebastopol 95472

Dec. 30th 03:00pm - 7:00pm Ukiah FD 293 Seminary Avenue Ukiah 95482

Jan. 7th 03:00pm - 6:00pm Rancho Adobe FPD 11000 Main Street (Station 2) Penngrove 94951

Jan. 8th 03:00pm - 7:00pm Rincon Valley FD 45 Lark Center Drive Santa Rosa 95402

Jan. 8th 04:00pm - 8:00pm Geyserville FPD 20975 Geyserville Avenue Geyserville 95441

Jan. 9th 11:00am - 3:30pm Anderson Valley FD 14281 Hwy 128 Boonville 95415

Jan. 9th 11:00am - 3:30pm Redwood Coast FD 19601 South Hwy 1 Manchester 95459

Jan. 11th 03:00pm - 7:00pm Mendocino FPD 44700 Little Lake Road Mendocino 95460

Jan. 12th 08:00am - 12:00pm Petaluma FD 198 D Street Petaluma 94952

Jan. 16th 10:00am - 1:00pm Lakeport FD 445 N Main Street Lakeport 95453

Jan. 16th 01:00pm - 4:00pm CAL Fire & Cloverdale FD 1001 S Cloverdale Blvd. Cloverdale 95425

Jan. 19th 02:30pm - 7:00pm Healdsburg FD 601 Healdsburg Avenue Healdsburg 95448

Jan. 20th 01:00pm - 4:00pm CAL Fire Napa 1199 Big Tree Road St. Helena 94574

Jan. 22th 02:30pm - 6:30pm Rohnert Park DPS 5200 Country Club Dr. (Station 2) Rohnert Park 94928

Jan. 23th 10:00am - 2:00pm Windsor FPD 8600 Windsor Road Windsor 95492

For More information, contact Blood Bank of the Redwoods

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