A quick look at the facts
Garberville Fire Protection District resources are routinely called upon to respond, on a goodwill basis, to emergencies within this area outside of its jurisdictional boundary.
Approximately 56 percent of the population and over 90 percent of the land area to which GFPD resources are dispatched as a primary community fire and rescue responder, is located within this goodwill service area.
Over 50% of the District’s emergency responses are to locations within this goodwill service area.
GFPD currently responds to calls in these areas but does not receive property tax or other consistent and reliable revenue for providing the service.
GFPD must often call on neighboring departments to cover the Garberville fire station or be on alert that District resources are responding out of their jurisdiction.
Because of the demand for service from outside of its jurisdiction, GFPD is proposing to annex its existing goodwill, out-of-district service area, consolidate operations with the Sprowel Creek Volunteer Fire Company, and develop an additional fire station in the Benbow area.
View an interactive property owners map here where you can find a parcel and see what its tax rate would be.