The Peardale Chicago Park Fire department responds to, on average, over 300 emergency incidents per year with 80% of the calls being for medical assistance. Peardale Chicago Park emergency personnel respond with Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital’s Ambulance Service on medical calls within the fire district. The department currently has personnel who are certified as Emergency Medical Technicians and First Responders. These personnel are trained to state standards in emergency medical care in areas such as CPR, vital signs, trauma care, and assisting with other medical emergencies.

In addition to structure fires, wildland fires and medical aids, the department trains for and responds to a variety of other emergencies, such as; traffic accidents, hazardous materials incidents, weather incidents, and water incidents. Our department is staffed by three full-time firefighters and many paid call volunteer firefighters.

The department is proud to participate in the California Master Mutual Aid Agreement. This means the Peardale Chicago Park Fire personnel will respond to emergencies throughout the state of California when requested. Peardale-Chicago Park Fire Protection District also sends mutual aid to surrounding fire departments as the need arises.   

Peardale-Chicago Park FPD is an active participant in the Nevada County Strike Team Response to major wildland fires that occur in California each year. As part of the strike team, our wildland engine, Brush 57, joins up with four other engines from other Nevada County fire departments and also a chief officer to act as a strike team leader. Once all of the engines are gathered together they proceed to whichever fire they are called to respond to in the state and then function as a team for the duration of the assignment.