Winters Fire Protection District
FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICTS PRINCIPLE ENABLING ACT §13800 et seq. HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE
Special districts can be formed to provide fire protection and other emergency services in that community. Fire protection districts are formed under the Fire Protection District Law of 1987, streamlined by SB 515 from 1987. Powers and Functions: Provide fire protection and other emergency services. Formation: Any territory, whether incorporated or unincorporated whether contiguous or non-contiguous, may be included. May be 3, 5, 7, 9 or 11 Directors (not to exceed 11), elected by resident voters to 4 year terms or appointed by the Board of Supervisors (and City Council where applicable) to fixed 4 year terms* *7. Dependent upon existence of cities within the district.
The Winters Fire Protection District was formed by resolution and first organized on May 20,1930 and is an independent district governed by a Board of Commissioners, who meet quarterly to conduct business. The Winters Fire District contracts with the City of Winters for fire services and staffing. This cost-effective partnership eliminates duplication of services and achieves economies of scale. The day to day fire services are under the direction of the City of Winters. The employees and all assets of the Fire Department are a department within the City of Winters.
The Fire District meets annually with a subcommittee of the City Council in order to discuss, plan and participate in the provision of fire services. For information regarding district board meeting schedules, commissioners, and meeting information (agendas and minutes) can be found HERE. F For a map of the Winters Fire Protection District boundary and sphere of influence, please click HERE.
WINTERS FIRE DISTRICT MEMORANDUMS OF UNDERSTANDING
The agreement relating to the formation of Yolo County Fire Protection District Funding Association can be found The agreement relating to the formation of Yolo County Fire Protection District Funding Association can be found HERE
WINTERS FIRE DISTRICT CONTACT INFORMATION
Please send your concern or records request to the board utilizing one of the methods below.
Mailing Address: Winters Fire Department Attn Winters Fire Protection District 700 Main St Winters, CA 95694.
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
WINTERS FIRE DISTRICT FINANCIAL INFORMATION AND RESERVE POLICY
The Winters Fire Protection District (WFPD) receives funding from various revenue sources. Our largest income source is Property Taxes. Money is also received from Development Impact Fees. Grants provide additional revenue for special purposes. The Winters Fire Protection District (WFPD) Board of Commissioners authorizes the use of funds (including any reserves) for both budgeted and un-budgeted expenses such as equipment purchases and maintenance, emergency expenses, or unforeseen emergencies.
In compliance with state law, income and expense information is provided to the State Controller’s office annually. To view this data please visit the State Controller’s By The Numbers website HERE.
Financial Annual Reports (Yolo County)
The Winters Fire Protection District financial reports are included in Yolo County’s audits, available at Yolo County’s ACFR HERE.
Summary of Fees
Because the Winters Fire Protection District contracts with the Winters Fire Department for services, all fees associated with those services are administered by the Winters Fire Department. A full service fee list for the Winters Fire Department can be found HERE.
Strategic Improvement Plan
WINTERS FIRE DISTRICT CURRENT RFPs AND BIDDING INFORMATION
All proposals must include name, email, phone number, and a paragraph synopsis. Interested parties may submit proposals to email@example.com. The Winters Fire Protection District (WFPD) is not currently requesting proposals.
WINTERS FIRE DISTRICT SERVICE AREA
The Winters Fire Protection District (WFPD) encompasses 86 square miles with a population of approximately 2000 residents. The land use is predominantly agricultural and commercial consisting mostly of scattered farms and ranches.
The western portion of the WFPD proceeds north of SR128 and west to the Monticello Dam at Lake Berryessa. Most of the land here is considered State Responsibility Area (SRA) land, CAL Fire is the State of California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection which is the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) during wild land fires incidents. The northern portion of the WFPD extends from CR89 north to CR28. The eastern portion of the WFPD extends to CR92F and Russell Blvd and north on CR92E to CR28.
The Winters Fire Department provides for fire protection services as the first responder under agreement with CAL Fire since we are the closest resource to the SRA land areas. Additionally, all other calls for service including Emergency Medical Services (EMS) are provided by the Winters Fire Department. American Medical Response provides for hospital transport of ill or injured patients within this area of Yolo County.