City Council Approves New Agreement with North Central Fire Protection District

Fresno City Council today approved on a 7-0 vote a new service agreement with the North Central Fire Protection District (NCFPD) that will continue fire protection services to the City of Kerman as well as residents living in the District boundaries, effective January 1, 2018, through June 30, 2019. The resolution guarantees service while the City and the District renegotiate a new, long-term agreement.

This action represents the Fifth Amendment to this agreement, which will result in the fire protection services continuing to be provided by the City of Fresno on behalf of the District. The amendment will also ensure that the payments received by the District will be sufficient to cover the cost of providing the service during this period while the parties continue to work on a possible long-term agreement.

“I am pleased that we were able to reach a satisfactory agreement that will continue to provide excellent fire services to the citizens of the North Central Fire Protection District,” said Mayor Lee Brand. “Our goal has always been to find common ground and come to a reasonable solution that maintains that high quality level of service.  I appreciate the help of Supervisors Pacheco and Mendes in facilitating the meeting between my Chief of Staff and I and two members of the North Central Fire Protection District Board that led to this resolution.”