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Service Area

Beckwourth Fire District is also servicing the City of Portola.

Fire Protection

  • Fire Suppression is our number one priority: items below will be part of fire suppressionBuilding inspectionsFire preplanningPre plans will be addressed for all businesses as well as homes if homeowners would like to participate.Hazard mitigation
  • All type one engines and type three engines have foam capabilities
  • All fire department and apparatus fire extinguishers are tested yearly
  • BFD will patrol the entire district and inspect all buildings and access points.
  • Traffic control will be established during all necessary incidents.

Emergency Medical Services

  • All of BFD’s apparatus is fully equipped with a full compliment of Nor-Cal EMS BLS response standard
  • All BFD’s Personnel has a minimum standard to be trained as an EMR, BFD does give the personnel a one-year time frame to get certified
  • BFD hosts an annual EMR class to certify department personnel as well as opens this class up to the reginal service area. (Registered with Nor-Cal EMS)
  • Eastern Plumas Health Care Ambulance Crew is the primary agency for EMS Calls, BFD works side by side and assists EPHC

BFD responds to the following Emergency Calls:

Structure Fires

Vehicle Accidents

Vegetation Fires

Possible Fires

Medical Aids


Unknown Medicals

Public Assistance


Mutual Aids


Mass Causality Incidents

BFD District Maps.pdf