Established in 2005, the Wheatland Fire Authority is a Joint Powers Agency made up of the City of Wheatland and the Plumas Brophy Fire Protection District. The makeup of the Authority Board consists of 2 members of the Wheatland City Council and 2 members of the Plumas Brophy Board. Because of growth in the region and recent passage of a fire assessment in the JPA area, the Board has initiated the transition from an all volunteer fire force to a combined full time and volunteer force. Currently the Authority has one paid full-time firefighter and one part-time paid firefighter. The volunteer program is very active with 34 volunteers currently on the roles. There is also a Fire Explorer program with 10 active participants. In 2006 the Wheatland Fire Authority responded to 673 total calls for service, 364 of which were medical aid.
Art Paquette is the Wheatland Fire Authority Fire Chief and can be reached at:
Wheatland Fire Authority
313 Main Street
PO Box 119
Wheatland, CA 95692
(530) 633-0861/FAX (530) 633-9102
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