Higgins

Fire

District

Higgins Fire District Calendar

Higgins Fire District

Higgins Fire District Calendar

The Higgins Area Fire Protection District provides fire protection and emergency service response to an estimated 12,000 permanent residents in southern Nevada County. The District's 90-square mile area is primarily rural zoning, with the exception of the Lake of the Pines gated community, and is serviced by three fire stations located geographically at six-mile intervals.

The Higgins Fire District is a public agency, supported by public funds and governed by an at-large board of directors. This special district was established November 8, 1977. The goals and objectives of the Fire District consist of five equally important elements: fire prevention, fire protection planning, fire suppression/emergency incidents, emergency medical service/rescue, and training.

The Fire District is a combination department, consisting of career staff and paid call firefighters. Additionally, the District contracts with CalFire (California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection) to provide 24-hour engine staffing during non-fire season. CalFire response is not, however, limited to the contract period as the two agencies are co-located at the main station on Combie Road. The District also maintains mutual and automatic aid agreements with surrounding fire districts and other fire agencies in Nevada and Placer Counties.

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