Thank you to all of the volunteers and voters for passing Measure U -  a brighter, better future for Garberville Fire Protection District. 

The Friends of the Garberville Fire Protection District want to extend our sincere gratitude to the voters and volunteers who helped pass Measure U to expand the District boundaries and to increase our financial contributions to the District.

So many friends and neighbors contributed to this successful campaign, including the awesome folks who made donations to the campaign fund and to the delicious events like the Crab Feed and Chill Feed. Thanks for helping to get the word out with lawn signs, letters and door hangers. It's pretty amazing that we reached almost 79% approval of Measure U when 66% was needed.

It's great to see our community in action, backing our dedicated volunteer firefighters.  There will be more news in the future about all the steps needed to make the annexation and expansion a reality but we're off to a great start with such strong community support.

Thank You!

Friends of Garberville Fire Protection District

Shawn Masterson, Craig Johnson, John Porter, Christina Huff, Ernie Branscomb, Rio Anderson and more


Funding for Equipment

Our fire engines need repairs and will need to be replaced eventually. Our oldest engine needs repairs that will cost almost $30,000. Your donations to the election campaign can make the difference in getting the message out about the need for all of us to contribute to sustainable ongoing funding.

Fires are becoming
more common

Almost 70% of Garberville Fire Protection District (GFPD) calls are beyond the current District boundaries, in the goodwill response areas. Without increased financial support from those areas the response times could be slower and hard decisions will have to be made about where and when GFPD can go out. Costs are always increasing. Our community can support the District with sustainable funding to cover always rising insurance costs for volunteers and other operations.


This fire was caused by a tow chain dragging on the highway

GFPD responds to many incidents that happen on Highway 101 - fires, accidents, medical emergencies and rescues. When we join together as citizens contributing to the future of GFPD we'll have a safer community.

Look at these amazing stats!

Here’s the 2022 breakdown of service calls made by the dedicated volunteer firefighters of GFPD. Chief Tim Tietz  put together this report about the busiest volunteer fire department in So Hum. Vote YES on Measure U to provide sustainable funds for these essential services.

GFPD 2022

8 vegetation fires
5 structure fires
7 vehicle fires
99 other type fires
20 traffic collisions
148 medical aids
4 hazardous materials
137 public service calls
428 total calls in 2022

323 calls in 2021



How Can You Help?

Friends are here for you. We work hard to be a resource for our Fire District. Have ideas about how we could do that better? Join us!


Get Involved!

We're always looking for volunteers to help. We'll help find a way to volunteer that suits you. 


Thank You

We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you. Thank you for your time and donations that makes this possible!