Ranch residents may have heard, about changes in our local Fire Department, the Hammond Ranch Fire Zone. Here is an update from County Fire Warden Phillip Anzo, on the current status:
“I wanted to provide you with an update on Hammond Ranch Fire. As you know, Hammond Ranch Fire is a volunteer fire department that relies on its community members to provide emergency response service in the area. Due to unforeseen circumstances, the current Fire Chief will be moving out of the area soon and we have not been able to find a replacement. If this occurs, I will assume the role of Fire Chief to ensure Hammond Ranch Fire can continue providing emergency response to the community.
In the meantime, I have asked the surrounding fire departments if they could temporarily help bolster emergency response service in Hammond Ranch and possibly enter into an agreement to continue those services on an annual basis. The goal would be to have a neighboring department provide assistance to Hammond Ranch Fire so there is no interruption of service to the community.
These discussions are ongoing to work out all of the details. I am hopeful to have more information soon and even more hopeful to have an agreement in place by July 1, 2021.
I am committed to finding a path forward that will continue to provide the community of Hammond Ranch with the protection they count on.
Phillip R. Anzo
County of Siskiyou
(530) 842-3516 ext. 2600 Office