Support PVFA Fundraising

The Pioneer Volunteer Firefighters Association (PVFA) is a benevolent organization dedicated to supporting the Pioneer Fire Protection District (PFPD), the Pioneer and Indian Diggings School Districts.

2020 Crab Banquets
Our 20th season of Crab Banquets is coming soon.  The banquets will be held at Skinner Vineyards on January 25, 2020 and February 1, 2020.  Tickets are available on-line or by sending your information with a check.  Purchase your tickets early;  these events are normally sold out each year.

Community News

On November 5, Ken Strangfeld lost his life to lung cancer.  He wished to have donations in his memory made to the PVFA.  Use the Donate Button below and select option “In memory of Ken Strangfeld”,


Fundraising - Annual Crab Banquets

Monies from the Crab Banquets are used to support the Pioneer Fire Protection District (PFPD).  A small percentage is also provided to the Pioneer Union School District and Indian Diggings School.


Supporting PFPD

PVFA subsidizes funds for reserve firefighters who are not paid employees of the district and allows for more firefighters to be working on a daily basis & also provides funds for Personal Protective Equipment equipment upgrades, medical services & needs to fill in budgetary gaps in the PFPD.


Local Fundraisers

PVFA holds the Easter Egg Hunt & Pancake Breakfast for the community & Fire and Wine Fundraiser each fall. They also have benevolent funds That are used to help families in need. A Children’s Christmas Party is held each year at Station 38 on Mount Aukum Road.

Looking for volunteers.


Pancake Breakfast & Easter Egg Hunt

The 20th Annual Pancake Breakfast and Easter Egg Hunt will be held at Pioneer Park on Saturday, April 11, 2020.  The breakfast is from 9 – 10:30 a.m. and the Easter Egg Hunt starts at 11:00 sharp.

The event is free to the community – Donations appreciated!

Please join us!

Events Supporting PFPD


We are constantly looking at ways to improve our support for the PFPD, the Pioneer PTO, and the Community. One of the items we are working on for the future is to set up an structure to provide information during critical fires, such as last year’s Sand Fire. This is still in the works, but is very important to us.


  • Annual Easter Egg Hunt
  • Benevolent fund that is used to help families in need
  • Christmas for a local family who cannot afford to provide for their families
  • Pancake Breakfast


The PVFA also provides funds for Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs or more commonly referred to as turnouts), equipment upgrades, medical services and whatever is needed to fill in budgetary gaps in the PFPD, which support the comminutes of Coyoteville, Fairplay, Grizzly Flats, Happy Valley, Mount Aukum, Omo Ranch, Sandridge and Somerset.


First and foremost the PVFA is dedicated to support the PFPD and holds fund raisers (Crab Banquets) each year to provide needed additional funds that cannot be supported via the PFPD annual budgets. 


We support the Pioneer PTO and provide monies from our Crab Banquet fundraisers to help enrich our students’ educational experiences through the purchase of items that are not in their budget.
Seeking Support & Committee members

Join us!

We have a group of volunteers, called the Red Shirts, who help out at our community events. If you are interested in joining the PVFA as a member or a Red Shirt.

We are always looking for new members and new Red Shirts. Take a chance with us – you might be surprised at how much you benefit from joining us.

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