Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians Grants $125,000 for New Fire Rescue Squad Vehicle
CORNING, CA, February 6, 2016— The Tehama County Volunteers at Corning Fire Station 12 will soon have a new fire rescue squad vehicle thanks to a $125,000 grant to Cal Fire from the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians.
“When we heard the fire station that served our community needed a rescue squad, we felt it was important to grant the funds to purchase one,” said Latisha Miller, Vice Chairperson of the Tribal Council. “This grant continues our tradition of partnering with our community to make Tehama County a safer, healthier place to live,”
“The rescue squad will carry equipment and personnel to medical emergencies, traffic collisions, and fires in the Corning area and southern Tehama County,” said Christine Thompson, Cal Fire, Unit Chief. “This generous donation allows us to replace the aging rescue vehicle currently in use with one that has a greater carrying capacity of first responders and equipment such as the jaws-of-life and breathing apparatuses.”
“When minutes matter, the rescue squad will help save lives. The Tribe is honored and grateful to be able to donate the funds for such a vital resource to the County of Tehama,” said Natasha Magaña of the Tribal Council.
The squad is not the first vehicle to roll into the area with help from the Tribe. In past years, the Tribe helped purchase an ambulance, a 75-foot ladder fire truck, and vital lifesaving equipment.
About the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians
The Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians has a rich heritage of community partnership in Tehama County, and is a strong supporter of health, safety and education programs through generous grants and sponsorships. Since opening Rolling Hills Casino in 2002, the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians has granted over $7.5 million dollars to local law enforcement, hospitals, fire departments, schools, government agencies, and charitable organizations.
Tribal businesses have a major impact on the area’s economy. Rolling Hills Casino is a major destination on Interstate 5 with a casino, arcade, three restaurants, event center, and two hotels. The Tribe also established The Links at Rolling Hills Golf Course and The Equestrian Center at Rolling Hills on the 2,000-acre resort. Rolling Hills Casino employs over 500 people, most of who work full-time with health care benefits and 401k options. Each year hundreds of thousands of people visit Rolling Hills Casino, bringing with them tourist dollars. The Tribe also established the Rolling Hills Clinics in Red Bluff and Corning, which provide quality healthcare and dental care that is affordable and convenient.