Boulder Creek Fire is Community | Professional | Volunteer

The Boulder Creek Volunteer Fire Department was formed in 1892 and the Boulder Creek Fire Protection District established in 1923. The District covers 21 square miles of mountainous terrain and serves approximately 11,000 citizens.

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Boulder Creek Volunteer Fire Department

About Us

BCFD is an independent special district formed in 1926 to provide emergency response and fire protection services to roughly 11,000 residents within a 21 square mile area. BCFD operates with 1.5 paid staff and 38 volunteer firefighters, who respond to calls 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In 2015, BCFD responded to more than 850 calls, with an average response time of 7 minutes.

Our History

The Boulder Creek Fire Volunteer Department was formed after two conflagration-sized fires nearly destroyed downtown Boulder Creek and the nearby village of Lorenzo in 1891. No department had existed prior to that time, and since the logging towns had grown for nearly thirty years without any organized fire suppression, the costly disasters had thrust the issue to the forefront. [Read More…]

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