The Northshore Fire Protection District
is located in the north-central portion of Lake County.
The district was formed in November of 2006 with the consolidation of four existing fire agencies -
Upper Lake Fire, Nice Fire, Lucerne Fire, And Clearlake Oaks Fire.
Encompassing 357 square miles, the Northshore FPD is one of the largest fire districts in the state.
The Fire District provides services to more than 10,000 residents
with thousands more flocking to the area during the summer months.
There are no incorporated cities within the district, but there are several
rural towns and communities spread out along the 46 miles
of State Highway 20 that passes through the district.
The district has substantial wildland and wildland intermix fuel types.
Much of the districts wildland acreage is categorized as State Responsibility Area or Federal Responsibility Area,
so there is strong inter-agency cooperation between the district, CALFIRE, and the U.S. Forest Service.
There are currently 19 permanent full-time Fire/EMS employees and 3 full-time administrative employee in the district.
There are volunteer firefighters among the various stations.
The district currently staffs 3 ALS ambulances 24/7
with on-duty fire personnel. The District operates out of four fire stations,
and is well-equipped with a modern fleet of apparatus.
The District responds to approximately 3,500 service calls per year; the demand
for services is expected to increase each year as the area develops.
The District is governed by a five-person Board of Directors.
The Northshore Fire Protection District is located in Lake County, approximately 2-2 ½ hours from Sacramento and the Bay Area. Nestled in the Coast Mountain Range of Northern California, it is approximately half way between the Sacramento Valley and the Pacific Ocean.
The northern third of the county contains the Mendocino National Forest, and the southern boundary is home to the
Geysers geothermal field, the largest of its kind in the world.
Centered in the middle of the county is the Clear Lake basin, which contains the largest natural lake in California.
For many, the lake is the centerpiece of the region, providing visitors with the opportunity to enjoy a variety of water sports, including swimming, fishing, boating, and water skiing. As a matter of fact, Clear Lake has been
touted as the number one bass fishing lake in the country!
The communities in our District, none with more than 2200 residents, offer great opportunities for rural living.
There are no freeways, 4-lane highways, or traffic lights in our District! Moderate housing prices and a quality
school system make our communities desirable places to call home.