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The Fire District which was founded in 1957 exists as a Subsidiary Special DistriAboutct to the City of American Canyon. The District's service area is fifteen square miles in size and covers approximately 19,454 in population.

Bordered on the south by the City of Vallejo, on the west by the Napa River and on the east by Interstate 80. The District is frequently called upon to provide automatic and mutual aid to multiple agencies in Napa & Solano counties.

Services We Provide

Providing a high level of FIRE SUPPRESSION, EMS, and RESCUE services to the community is a priority with a multitude of specially developed programs designed to meet this challenge. The District has representation on regional response teams such as: the Napa Interagency Hazardous Incident Team (NIHIT), and the Napa Interagency Rescue Team (NIRT). The District is also recognized by the California Emergency Management Agency (Cal-EMA) as a State Type I US&R single resource. The District commenced a first responder Advanced Life Support program in May 2014.

History of the District

The American Canyon Fire Protection District was formed by a vote of the citizens in November 1957. In the beginning it was an all volunteer organization. In the early sixties paid staff were added slowly due to the increase in call volume.

In the early seventies staffing was again increased to a minimum of two personnel, twenty-four hours daily. At that time the Fire District had a insurance service office rating of a Class 5. (ISO rates all Departments within California as Class 1 being the best, Class 10 the worst, and insurance premiums are based on the rating.) During this time the governing body was a independent, five person, elected Board of Directors. Members were elected at large.

In the 1980's the District faced financial problems resulting from the passage of Proposition 13. The Fire District was successful in a voter approved Fire Service Fee which makes up the loss in revenues. This Fire Service Fee was passed with the required two-thirds majority in favor. The Fire District also passed a one-time tax on new construction by the two-thirds majority. This is known as the Mitigation Fee and is restricted funds only to be used for construction of new facilities and purchase of major new equipment.

The Fire District current Insurance Services Office (ISO) rating is a Class 3/8B.

Fire Service Fee Ordinance 2013-01

Fire Service Fee Ordinance 2013-01

Notice Re Equalization

Property Owners were recently sent a Notice entitled "Notice Re Equalization".  For more information, please click here.

Fire District Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan 2009 - 2013

American Canyon Emergency Operation Plan

Emergency Operation Plan

 

Last updated: 9/17/2014 11:11:24 AM