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Fire Protection District Formation


In January 2020, the Local Emergency Services Study Group (LESSG) was formed with the goal of exploring ways to combine efforts to strengthen and improve fire protection, rescue and emergency medical services (EMS) in Eastern Plumas County. The LESSG consists of representatives from Sierra Valley Fire, Beckwourth Fire, City of Portola, and Gold Mountain CSD. LESSG participants collectively agreed to the development of a feasibility study to explore solutions to best fulfill fire, rescue and EMS needs. The study demonstrated that there would be benefits to consolidate and form one new fire protection district (FPD) with coordinated divisions representing each existing station to serve the Eastern Plumas communities.*


One new Fire Protection District with clear boundaries:

  • Efficient use of resources to better serve communities with fire, rescue, and emergency medical services

  • Combine existing equipment, infrastructure, and resources

  • Coordinated training and response among divisions

  • Mix of part-time and full-time staff and volunteers

  • One Board of Directors

*The new district does not include areas served by Eastern Plumas Rural Fire Protection District.

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