Harry Lockwood arrived from England in the 1860's and bought property in what is now the town of Volcano. The original name of our area was Lockwood Junction, which was a hotel and stage stop at Shake Ridge and Fiddletown Roads. The photo below was taken in the early 1900's of the original Lockwood Station. People traveled from Carson City NV, over the Carson Pass by stagecoach which stopped at Lockwood Junction. Travelers continued by stagecoach to Sloughhouse where they would take a train to Sacramento then a boat to San Francisco. As one can imagine, this trip was quite long and not very comfortable. When the fire department began, members decided to call it Lockwood Fire in honor of the original stage stop that served many locals and travelers alike.
The Lockwood Fire Protection District began when community members recognized the importance for the area to have its own dedicated fire protection. With that in mind, a handful of local residents started responding to calls for service and in 1981 we became an official Special District formed under the name of Lockwood Fire Protection District. Although a lot has changed since those early days, one thing remains consistent and that is the dedication and commitment of the Lockwood Community.