Schell-Vista Fire Department


Schell-Vista BoundariesThe Schell-Vista Fire Protection District was officially created in 1955 and grew out of the Schell-Vista Fire Department which was started by local ranchers in 1942. The district encompasses an area of approximately 100 square miles with a population of 6,500. SVFPD is governed by a Board of Directors. SVFPD currently employs three full time Captains who are assigned to a 56-hour work week on a 3-platoon schedule. The volunteer force is comprised of Chief Officers, four Resident Firefighters and thirty Volunteers Firefighters. The District responds to 700 calls for service annually from two strategically located stations (the main station is staffed full time), and maintains a fleet of one medium rescue, two type one engines, three type three engines, two water tenders, one trailered cascade system and several utility vehicles. (Click on map to see a larger image)

The Fire District is responsible for providing and managing numerous programs for the efficient delivery of fire prevention, emergency medical, disaster preparedness and fire protection services. Personnel are dedicated to the preservation of life and property in service to the people of the Schell Vista area. Our goal is to deliver these services in an effective, efficient and professional manner by utilizing innovative and progressive approaches to fire and life safety services, which enhance the quality of life for those we serve.

The district and association also sponsor the Schell-Vista Fire Explorer Post 911, many members of which have gone on to become volunteer or full time firefighters.