PCVFD Welcome






Welcome to Poverty Creek Volunteer Fire Department (PCVFD).

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What makes Poverty Creek VFD so different.


PCVFD is a family-oriented volunteer fire department.

No Cell Phone Service for 30 miles

No Cell phone service anywhere on our district or response area.


Isolated Community Fire Department

PCVFD is one the most isolated Community Fire Department in Sierra County. Surrounded be the US Forest Service lands.

Mutual Aid 30 Minutes Away

Closest Mutual Aid from another Fire Department is about 30 Minutes


Poverty Creek Volunteer Fire Department Equipment

Engine 81-Class "A" Engine (Nancy's Truck)

4 Wheel Drive

1,000 Gallon Pumper

1250 Per Gal Pump

140 CFM CAFS System

Engine 82 (Big Green Turd) All Terrain Engine

4 Wheel Drive High Clearance

800 Gallon Tank

125 GPM Pump

Foam Induction


Retrofit Plans: June 2022

Adding CAFS

Changing the tank from 850 gallons to 1,000 gallons


Unit 89 Rehab / ICP Unit

Rehab Unit for 6 firefighters inside.

Real time monitoring of stress condition of each firefighter (CURRENTLY IN THE DEVELOPING AND TESTING PHASE).





Brush Truck 85 (Little Green Turd)

4 Wheel Drive

300 Gallon Tank

150 GPM Pump

Auto Foam Injection System

Engine 83 Duce Water tender

4 Wheel Drive

1,000 Gallon Tank

100 GPM Pump

Engine 84 White water tender

800 Gallon Tank

100 GPM Pump


Brush Truck 80 1-Ton

4 Wheel Drive

250 Gallon Tank

100 GPM Pump

Foam Injection System

BT-86 Quick Attack - Ultra High Pressure Truck

Concerns is if the UHP unit will preform at the elevations we fight fires at. This is a new system to the department and intensive testing and training will be required before we put this truck in service. Expect in service date unknown.

4 Wheel Drive

3/4 ton

200 Gallon Tank

20 GPM Ultra High Pressure Pump

Foam Injection System

On Order Phoenix Tactical Tender

4 Wheel Drive

1800 Gallon Tank

1260 GPM  Pump

140 cfm CAFS

Foam Injection System

Expected delivery December 2022