JVFPD was formed on October 13, 1950 as an independent special district to provide fire and basic life support services to the Jackson Valley community. The principal act that governs the District is the Fire Protection District Law of 1987 which empowers fire districts to provide fire protection, rescue, emergency medical, hazardous material response, ambulance, and any other services relating to the protection of lives and property.
JVFPD’s boundary is entirely within Amador County. The district encompasses approximately 72 square miles in the southwest portion of Amador County, southwest of the City of Ione. The boundary area includes the communities of Camanche Village, Camanche North Shore, and Buena Vista, and the recreation areas of Camanche, Amador and Pardee reservoirs.
The district area is highly agricultural and serves approximately 2,185 residents, including the protection of 950 structures on 1,500 parcels of land. Day to day operations of the district are overseen by the Fire Chief who reports to a 5 member Board of Directors.