History of the Foresthill Fire Protection District

 

The Foresthill Fire Protection District (FFPD) was created in April of 1946, after over 15 years of service by the Foresthill Volunteer Fire Department. The District exists in order to provide Local Services relating to the Protection of Lives and Property of the community members as well as visitors to the Foresthill area.

The Foresthill Fire Protection District is located in the rural foothills of Placer County, east of Interstate 80. The District provides all risk fire protection services including advanced life support and ambulance transport to a geographical area comprised of approximately 89 square miles. This 89 square mile district provides residence to nearly 3000 homes and 60 commercial properties, with a resident population exceeding 6900 community members. The District also provides advanced life support services, rescue services and wildland fire protection to an expansive area of the US Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management lands through auto aid agreements and contract. The auto aid and contract areas account for an additional 411 square miles for a total coverage area of approximately 500 square miles.

The District provides fire protection, ALS transporting ambulance service, rescue services, hazardous materials response and other services relating to the protection of lives and property within our jurisdictional boundaries, as well as providing assistance to neighboring communities when a need arises. The District is governed by a five member Board of Directors (Board) elected by the general population residing within the district boundaries. Board members are elected for staggering four year terms. The Board has continually provided this service to the extent possible based on given budgetary restraints. The Board appoints the Fire Chief as the lead manager of the District. The Fire Chief operates the District with (1) Full Time Deputy Fire Marshal, (1) Full-time Administrative Assistant (3) Full-time Captain positions, (3) Full-time ALS Firefighters (5) Part-time paid Firefighter Paramedics, and (8) part-time paid Firefighter EMT’s.

Currently the District operates with (2) type I fire engines (pumpers), (2) type III brush engines, (1) rescue squad, (1) air unit, (1) water tender, (2) staff vehicles and (3) ALS ambulances from its three strategically located stations within the jurisdictional borders. Calls for service in the 11/12 fiscal year totaled 650, with the largest percentage of these as requests for medical services.

 

Population approximately 6,000 people and  1,500 residences

Area Covered
arround 500 Square Miles

ISO rating
6.5/ 9

Stations


#88   5981 Gold St


#89   22700B Foresthill Rd


#90   20540 Foresthill Rd


Personnel


Fire Chief                              Ian Gow


Deputy Fire Marshal        Gary Kirk

 

EMS/CQI Coordinator     Keith Drone

 

Captains:  Keith Hernandez, Matt Johnson

Lieutenants:  Nicholas Baumgardner, John Clow

 

 Admin Clerk                        Kim Sherwood