San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District

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San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District
SanRamonValleyFireProtectionDistrictLogo.jpg
Operational area
Country  United States
State  California
Cities San Ramon
Danville
Alamo
Agency overview[1][2]
Established 1963
Annual calls 8,438 (2013)
Employees 181 (2013)
Annual budget $53,059,960 (2013)
Staffing Career
Fire chief Paige Meyer
IAFF 3546
Facilities and equipment[3]
Battalions 1
Stations 10
Engines 10
Trucks 3
Rescues 1
Ambulances 5
HAZMAT 1
USAR 1
Wildland 8 - Type 3
Light and air 1
Website
Official website
IAFF website

The San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District provides fire protection and emergency medical services for cities of Alamo, Blackhawk, Danville, Diablo and San Ramon as well as southern areas of the Morgan Territory.[4] In all, the district is responsible for 155 square miles (400 km2) with a popular of approximately 169,900.[4]

History[edit]

The San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District was first started in 1912 when it was decided that a volunteer fire department needed to be organized to provide services to the community.[5] This first department became known as the Danville Farm Defense Fire District. In 1921 after a state law was passed allowing the organization of special fire districts, the district was renamed the Danville Fire Protection District and expanded to cover nearly 50 square miles (130 km2).[5]

In 1963, Contra Costa County reorganized it's East County Fire Protection District into the San Ramon Fire Protection District, an independent district. This lead to the Local Agency Formation Commission consolidating the two districts into one on July 1st, 1980.[5]

USAR Task Force 4[edit]

The district is part of Urban Search and Rescue California Task Force 4 (CA-TF4) which is one of eight FEMA Urban Search and Rescue Task Forces in California.[6] The task force, which is based in Oakland, is sponsored by the Oakland Fire Department.[7]

Stations and apparatus[edit]

Station 31
Station 33

The district has 10 stations spread across the 155 square miles (400 km2) of responsible area.[8]

City Engine Truck Medic Wildland Other
30 San Ramon Engine 30 Paramedic 30 Engine 330 Water Tender 30
31 Danville Engine 31 Truck 31 Rescue Medic 31 Engine 331 Breathing Support 31, Mobile Communications 31
32 Alamo Engine 32
Engine 32A
Rescue Medic 32 Engine 332
33 Danville Engine 33 Engine 333 Multiple Casualty Unit 33
34 San Ramon Engine 34 Truck 34 Rescue Medic 34 Engine 334 USAR 34
35 Danville Engine 35 Truck 35 Rescue Medic 35 Engine 335 Water Tender 35, HazMat 35
36 Danville Engine 36 Engine 336
37 Livermore Engine 37 Engine 337
38 San Ramon Engine 38 Paramedic 38 (Reserve) Engine 338 Water Tender 38
39 San Ramon Engine 39 Paramedic 39 Engine 339

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fire Chief". San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District. Retrieved 20 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "Comprehensive Annual Financial Report". San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District. Retrieved 20 February 2015. 
  3. ^ "Apparatus". San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District. 
  4. ^ a b "District Overview". San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District. Retrieved 8 March 2015. 
  5. ^ a b c "Historical Overview". San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District. Retrieved 8 March 2015. 
  6. ^ "About". California USAR Task Force 4. Retrieved 8 March 2015. 
  7. ^ "USAR Task Force Locations". FEMA. Retrieved August 28, 2006. 
  8. ^ "Stations". San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District. Retrieved 8 March 2015. 

Coordinates: 37°46′48″N 121°58′41″W / 37.78000°N 121.97806°W / 37.78000; -121.97806