ABOUT THE DISTRICT
In 1942 The Zayante Valley Volunteer Fire department was formed. In 1957 The Zayante Fire Protection District was established as a special district. The District provides fire and emergency services to the communities of Zayante, Lompico, Olympia and parts of unincorporated Los Gatos. The District serves a population of approximately 5500 people within its 15 square mile boundaries. The Zayante Fire Protection District is primarily volunteer, however Thanks to measure “O” that was past in 2016 the District now employs a crew of firefighters from 8:00 to 5:00 Monday thru Friday. The reason behind this was simple. Most volunteers are at their regular jobs during the week, and it became more difficult to find volunteers that were available to respond to calls for service during those times. Currently the district has 23 volunteers, as well as a fulltime paid Fire Chief, Fire Captain, and two Firefighters.
FIRE DISTRICT MISSION STATEMENT
To protect life, the environment and property from the risks and consequences of fire, medical, rescue, hazardous material and natural disaster incidents.
Proposed Fee Schedule – Ordinance #510-07-23
California Health & Safety Code, Section 13916, authorizes the Board of Directors of the Zayante Fire Protection District (ZFPD) to charge a fee to cover the costs of any service which the District provides, or for the cost of enforcing any regulation for which a fee is charged. The proposed fee schedule would be effective July 11, 2023.