The Uvas Volunteer Fire Department is an all volunteer department
that was established after the devastating "Croy Fire" that began on
September 23rd, 2002 which destroyed at least 34 homes and scorched more than 3,100 acres that people call home.  At the peak of the battle, at least 2,100 fire fighters were on the line. 
A number of local residents including Nik Gluck, acting as the Chief of the department and President of the corporation felt that more local effort, knowledge of the area and preparing for future emergencies could be instrumental in preventing a catastrophe such as the "Croy Fire" from occurring again.
In the years since its formation the Uvas Volunteer Fire Department has
responded to hundreds of calls for help to residents and visitors to the area.
In addition to responding to emergencies the department has been a
instrumental player to adjoining departments and other agencies in projects
such as fire prevention education, land and vegetation management
(control burning) and community outreach.