Donations for Caldor Fire Victims

Caldor fire Update Information And Helpful Links

Community Letter 9/9/2021-Click Here to Download letter 

Board Member Attendance at Community meeting Doc

PFPD community meeting Thursday September 2, 5:30PM at 7061 Mt. Aukum Road (Three Forks Grange)
PFPD to discuss its involvement with the Caldor Fire and answer questions as they relate to PFPD and our community recovery.

Please sign up for Code Red if you have not already done so

Insurance Information Sites

Caldor Fire Update – 8-15-21 AM 

There will be an informational meeting at the old 3 Forks Grange/New PVFA building across form Station 38 on Mt Aukum Rd AT 7:00PM tonight August 20,2021 For the Pioneer Fire Protection District Community members.






Special Notices

Effective immediately: No Burning allowed in Pioneer Fire Protection District Fire Service areas. This includes no open burning, campfires and charcoal grills.

Info and definition. We are the AHJ
Section 202 General Definitions

Add definition for Campfire – Shall mean a fire which is used for cooking, personal warmth, lighting, or aesthetic purposes.  This includes fires contained within outdoor fireplaces and enclosed stoves with flues or chimneys, stoves using jellied, liquid, or solid fuels, portable barbecue pits, braziers, or space heating devices which are used outside of any structure, mobile home, or any living accommodation mounted on a vehicle.

Section 307 Open Burning, Recreational Fires, and Outdoor Fireplaces

307.4.4 Campfire Restrictions shall be added as follows:

307.4.4.1 It is unlawful for any person to light, maintain, or use a campfire upon or near any brush-covered land, grass-covered land, or forest-covered land during the time when burning permits are suspended by the Director of the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, the CAL FIRE Unit Chief, or the AHJ.

Exception: Commercial cooking operations with approval of the AHJ.

307.4.4.2 When campfires are allowed, it should be unlawful for any person to light, maintain, or use a campfire upon any brush-covered land, grass-covered land, or forest-covered land unless the following minimum requirements are complied with.

307.4.4.2 (a) The area within 5 feet of the periphery of the campfire is cleared of all flammable material and vegetation.

307.4.4.2 (b) One serviceable shovel with a handle of at least 12 inches is ready for use at the immediate area of the campfire.

307.4.4.2 (c) Campfires shall be limited to a 1 foot by 1 foot area, unless in an approved manufactured cooking device or fire ring.

307.4.4.2 (d) Written permission of the landowner must be obtained prior to the ignition of the campfire and shall be on site.

Fire Chief – EMT Recruitment

Please see flyer for the position of fire Chief at PFPD

Fire Chief Job Flyer 8-2021

Sand Bags

Sandbagging information

Burn Permits are now available online Station 38 is not issuing burn permits at this time please see link below.

Grizzly Flats Evacuation Routes

Letter to the community regarding Route Out

District Needs for Community Support

Water is now in the tanks at Mt. Aukum Station 34 Fire Water Tanks!
Ready to supply fire apparatus in the event of a fire.
Thank you all who have donated and helped with this project.

Water Project Funds-update 12-31-20

Update water supply donations 11-29-20

Update water supply donations 11-13-20

Update water supply donations 10-30-20

Letter to community regarding water supply donations needed. (1)

Donation Assistance Request From The Community

Request For Water Storage Tank

New Water Tender

Joint Staffing at Fiddletown Station 123 FAQ

Joint Staffing at Fiddletown FAQ

District Name Change Information

District Potential Name Change Frequently Asked Questions

Vacant Lot Inspections Forms

Self Inspection Forms are to be downloaded and mailed into Pioneer Fire Protection District at P.O. Box 128 Somerset, CA 95684. You also have the option to submit the online form through our website. Self Inspection information will only be shared with the Pioneer Fire Protection District in order to increase our efforts for community risk reduction.

All forms must be submitted with images of the front and back of the property.
Please email images of your property in the following format:
Emails to be sent to
Subject must be: Last Name-Property Street Address (Example: Smith-123 Happy Lane)

If you have any questions, please contact the Pioneer Fire Protection District office at (530) 620-4444.”

Self Residential – Vacant Lot Inspection Form

Fill out the form online

Accepting Quick Response Team Volunteers (QRT)

Training Classes  –  If you are a current or incoming Volunteer with PFPD the training is free

Volunteer Opportunities

Accepting Shift Volunteers Firefighters (Stipend)

Volunteer Opportunities


District Information

Board Meeting September 14, 2021 6:00pm.

This meeting will be held via teleconference. Contact for more information.

Minutes & Agendas

Agendas & Agendas

Chief News Blog

Chief News Blog

District Employment

Open Positions

  • AFPD PFPD Captain
  • AFPD PFPD Firefighter
  • Firefighter, FF-EMT or Paramedic
  • Currently Recruiting for All volunteer Positions” EMS QRT, Wildland/Vegetation FireFighter, Water Tender/Apparatus Operator (only) and Reserve Volunteer

Open PositionsDownload Pioneer Fire Protection District Job Application

Burn Information Hotline

Burn Day Hotline
(530) 621-5897


We issue burn permits on behalf of Cal Fire during our office hours.

Office Hours:
Tues. – Thurs.
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Headquarters | Station 38
7061 Mt. Aukum Rd.
Somerset, CA
P.O. Box 128

Office: (530) 620-4444

Office Hours:
Mon. – Fri.
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Closed Holidays



Information Links

EDSO Alert Notification