Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Creating a Paid Call Firefighter program - examples from others

If Wonder Valley re-created a Paid Call Fire Department it would exist under the auspices of County Fire. If we decided we wanted local control we could create a Wonder Valley Community Services District (CSD) and apply to have the Wonder Valley PCF detached from County Fire and annexed to the Wonder Valley CSD. This would take time and money, and require a lot of community involvement.

The original Wonder Valley Volunteer Fire Department
The Baldwin Lake Volunteer Fire Department in San Bernardino County was annexed to the Big Bear City CSD. They formed their Volunteer Fire Department in 2007. They later applied to detach from County Fire and join with the Big Bear City CSD. Their certificate of completion was recorded on August 11, 2014.

This is an interesting history to read through and would prepare people to ask relevant questions of LAFCO (Local Agency Formation Commission) at the Saturday, April 23 Community Meeting.