Pajaro Valley Fire Protection District was created in 1994 through a LAFCO recommended consolidation of two separate fire districts: Salsipuedes Fire Protection District and Freedom Fire Protection District. The district operated for three years on its own, and in 1997 entered into a co-operative agreement with Cal Fire for its administrative and staffing needs.
Contract For Service
The Pajaro Valley Fire Protection District contracts with the Watsonville Fire Department to provide emergency services in what is known as the former Freedom Fire District.
Pajaro Valley Fire Protection District is a full time paid department funded and staffed with 9 personnel including one Battalion Chief, two Captains, five Engineers, and one Fire Marshal.
The Fire Engine staffing consists of three personnel every day, all year and provides the community with Basic Life Support emergency medical services, supplemented by Paramedics from AMR (outside private ALS provider).