• Why Build an Apparatus Building?

    For the safety of our volunteers and equipment. The building will provide much better engine exhaust ventilation and has more room to walk around the engines. Department engines will no longer be stored outside and new, larger replacement engines can be parked and sheltered with ease.

    Our wildlands engine suffered extensive damage from freezing outside one winter because there was no room for it in the current hall.


    To push us to construction, please send your contribution, marked "Building Fund", to:

    Trinity Center VFD Auxiliary
    PO Box 191
    Trinity Center, CA 96091

    To contribute a large donation or to donate your services as a licensed contractor, please call Pat Frost, at 530-286-2855

  • After years of fundraising and planning, the Trinity Center Volunteer Fire Department is in the final stages of gathering funding and getting estimates to build a 100-by-44-foot steel apparatus building to house the department's engines and vehicles.

    Amazing Support

    The support from all corners of our community to complete this important building has been inspiring. In 2010, there was $23,000 in the building fund. As of May 2019, there is $192,351. During that time, donors also paid for an ambulance and a VFD rescue truck. Donations little and big are moving this building to reality.

    The engineer's estimated cost for the building, with a contingency and management fee, is $501,600.

    The building fund currently has donated services and materials totaling $100,000.

    The building committee has been talking to one grantor who has given us a soft commitment of $100,000. Two other grant applications are in process.

  • How We Got Here

    The current fire hall was built in 1972. The building site was purchased in 2008 using private donations. Then the lot was merged with the current fire hall parcel. A building committee was formed, fundraising was started, and now we are getting ready to go out for construction bids for Phase 1.

    Phase 2, to be done later, is the remodel of the current 1970s fire hall into offices, a training center, and storage using a mix of volunteer and paid services.