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Countywide Fire Service Review

Welcome! This webpage is a one-stop source for information on LAFCO’s Countywide Fire Service Review and on the many opportunities that will be available for you to participate in this project.

HOW CAN YOU BE INVOLVED?

Public engagement and outreach are very important to Santa Clara LAFCO. Throughout the Service Review process there will be many opportunities for you to engage and provide input on the study through timely community workshops, an online community survey and multiple public meetings.

Fire Survey

Please take 5 minutes to complete a Fire Survey to evaluate fire services and determine your level of wildfire preparedness. Scan the QR code below or visit this link: https://bit.ly/LAFCO_FireSurvey.

En EspañolEscanee el código QR que aparece a continuación o visite: https://bit.ly/FireSurvey-enEspanol

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Community Meetings on Countywide Fire Service Review

You are invited to attend one of the three virtual community meetings on fire service. Each meeting will include similar content but is targeted to communities in a different part of the county. This is an opportunity to: 

  • Learn more about the Countywide Fire Service Review 
  • Provide input on fire service and emergency medical service in your community 
  • Hear from your local fire service providers on fire safety and wildfire preparedness

Community Meeting #1 for south Santa Clara County: August 17, 2021 @ 6 PM

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Community Meeting #2 for central & east Santa Clara County: August 19, 2021 @ 6 PM

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Community Meeting #3 for north & west Santa Clara County: August 25, 2021 @ 6 PM

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LAFCO BEGINS ITS COUNTYWIDE FIRE SERVICE REVIEW

May 2021  -  The Countywide Fire Service Review will include an overview of all the agencies that provide fire service and/or emergency medical services in the County, evaluate the provision of these services, and recommend actions to promote efficient service delivery.

To learn more, download the Countywide Fire Service Review Factsheet.

 

Introduction to Service Reviews PowerPoint Presentation 

 

TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE (TAC)

A TAC has been established to serve as a liaison between LAFCO and the affected agencies during the fire service review process. The TAC meets periodically to receive updates and provide expertise and advice on the project. TAC membership includes:

Appointed by LAFCO: Yoriko Kishimoto, LAFCO Commissioner; and Susan Vicklund Wilson, LAFCO Commissioner.

Appointed by County Fire Chiefs Association: Chief Tony Bowden, CCFD; Chief Ruben Torres, City of Santa Clara; and Chief Jim Wyatt, City of Gilroy.

Appointed by County/Cities Managers’ Association: Carl Cahill, Los Altos Hills Town Manager; James Lindsay, Saratoga Town Manager; Christina Turner, Morgan Hill Town Manager; and Ed Shikada, Palo Alto Town Manager (Alternate). 

PAST FIRE SERVICE REVIEWS

This Countywide Fire Service Review is part of LAFCO’s third round of service reviews. LAFCO has previously conducted two Countywide Fire Service Reviews, one in 2004 and another in 2010.

NEXT TAC MEETING

To be announced

PAST TAC MEETINGS

TAC Meeting #1
04/19/2021

TAC Meeting #2
05/24/20201

Are you signed up to receive updates?

We encourage you to sign-up here to receive email updates and notices from LAFCO on this Service Review.