Thirty-five years ago, rural Lincoln resident Warren Bostick and neighbor Dan McBride saw a need in their community. At the time, fire service was a limited resource in the rural areas of Placer County.
In 1981, Bostick and a close group of neighbors came together with Placer County Supervisor Alex Ferreira to found the Placer County Volunteer Fire Station No. 75. Supervisor Ferreria coordinated land donation for the fire station from Floyd Bonnifield.
Over the next 35 years, Bostick dedicated countless hours to not only the safety of his neighbors and friends but to the overall improvement of both the paid and volunteer fire stations in the surrounding areas.
From rigorous and continued fire education to opportunities for growth, Bostick was dedicated to the continued growth and improvement of the station through improved technology and resources.
As Lincoln grew, the demand and types of fire responses also changed. Bostick worked with his volunteers and the local CAL FIRE services to build strong relationships between the paid and volunteer forces.
Bostick was honored for his 35 years of fire service Saturday at Mt. Pleasant Hall.
Bostick is looking forward to enjoying his extra free time with his family and friends. His son, John Bostick, also a Lincoln residents\, continues the tradition of service as a volunteer in the same station that his father helped to found.