To the Higgins' Community,
We would like to thank all the supporters of Measure O who voted to restore staffing and reopen the closed fire stations, unfortunately the measure fell short of approval by 1%.
Higgins Fire will endeavor to provide our constituents in South Country
with the best service we are able to given the fiscal constraints we currently face.
We will continue to close outlying stations on a rotating basis with Station 22 (Dog Bar Rd. area) open during even numbered months and Station 23 (McCourtney Rd. area) open during odd numbered months.
We urge the community to be prepared as we start what already looks to be a serious fire season. Practice prevention by creating a defensible space around your house. See the Prevention and Evacuation Tips pages on this site.
Remember, we are going into this fire season with 1/3 less resources and safety personnel to respond to emergency calls.
If you have an emergency, DO NOT HESITATE TO CALL 911 as our response times have doubled.