San Bernardino County Fire Protection District - Service Zone (FP-5 Silver Lakes)
Report Created: 11/3/2016
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The San Bernardino County Fire Protection District reorganized in July 2008 and created the North Desert Regional Service Zone. The North Desert Regional Service Zone is a component unit of the San Bernardino County Fire Protection District which is governed by the County Board of Supervisors. Within the North Desert Regional Service Zone, Service Zone FP-5 Helendale/Silver Lakes special tax was originally authorized by the Board of Supervisors in April 2006 (originally under CSA 70 Zone FP-5). Service Zone FP-5 provides for fire protection and paramedic staffing services. Efective 2016-17, FP-5 has been expanded to include the areas of the Cities of Needles and Rancho Cucamonga and the Twentynine Palms community. These services are funded by a special tax originally of $117 per parcel that includes an annual cost of living increase of up to 3% as approved by the voters in June 2006. The special tax rate is now $148.23. Data for 2012 is not available as there was a change in interpretation of reporting standards which returned in 2013.