About Our Organization:
The Aspendell South Fork Volunteer Fire Department (ASFVFD) is a 501c (3) non-profit charitable public benefit organization, organized as a California Corporation #C3603584. The ASFVFD organization is the successor to the Aspendell South Fork Residents Association (ASFRA) organized as an interim successor to the Aspendell Volunteer Fire Department, a former operation of the Aspendell Mutual Water Company (AMWC). Our mission statement and services provided to our FSPA are posted here.
Summer 2017 News:
After a historic snow and winter, Spring has sprung, creeks are full and Summer is upon us! Please see other exciting news below:
With the support of the Aspendell Mutual Water Company (tracts 1 & 3), Alpine Water Company (Aspendell tract 2) and the Mountain View Water Company (South Fork), the Insurance Services Office (ISO) has updated their FPSA map and FSR for our service area. Homeowners have already reported significant savings on their premiums from insurance companies that use the ISO Fire Suppression Rating Schedule (FSRS).
Our roster of volunteers currently are 4 regular fulltime and 3 recruit/observers and their ranks have mainatined a regular 2x a month training schedule. They have developed their skills at various hose lays based on the typical scenarios they will eventually encounter and the hydraulic principles of each. Protective equipment for Wildland Fires is now in the hands of the regulars and donations ofl structural fire turnout gear and breathing apparatushave been received. CPR and AED first aid training has been held.
Other volunteers have dutifully performed routine maintenance on the fire engine; oil and filters have been replaced, brakes inspected and fluids checked. Snow chains have been purchased and are on board for ready access and use in inclement weather. Fuel is kept topped off and valves and pump controls are regularly exercised.
The new caretaker quarters has been a slow but steady project (as funds and vounteer workers have been available) and is nearing completion! In kind donations of finish materials or funds and labor are needed to complete the project. Your help is critical and dontations of funds, time and/or labor are most welcome!
There is much more to do this year including interfacing with the USFS vegetation management program and the Inyo County Avalanche Warning and Evacuation programs. Your participation as either a volunteer or contributing member is vital to carrying out our public safety protection mission.
Funding and Operations:
ASFVFD provides fire protection for the Aspendell and South Fork communities and funding is entirely from voluntary community contributions. Services are rendered without regard to the origin of the contributions received. Membership is voluntary and supporting membership fees are not a consideration for services provided. Supporting Members whose contribution were received in 2015 (who have given us permission to publish their names) are posted here.
Board of Directors: The organization is governed by a 5 member board of directors who serve staggered three year terms. The board adopts its own by-laws and appoints its owns members.
Please see our August 2013 Newsletter posted here. ] [ Please see our January 2014 Membership Drive letter posted here. ] [ Please see our Fall 2014 Newsletter posted here.] [ Please see our June 2015 Newsletter posted here ] [ Please see our Fall 2015 Newsletter posted here ] [ Please see our June 2016 Newsletter posted here ] [ Please see our Fall 2016 Newsletter posted here ] [ Please see our June 2017 Newsletter posted here ]
Financial Statements: [2013-2014] [2014-2015 ] [IRS 501c(3) letter ] Useful Fire Prevention Materials: [Ash Disposal Notice For Your Home ] [Property Inspection Guide ]
Hydrant Maps: [ Aspendell Tracts 1-3 ] [ Aspendell Tract 2 ] [ South Fork Hydrant Map ] * Email us at: