Historically, fire protection and fire suppression had been provided by the South Fork Volunteer Fire Department, under the authority of the Del Norte Fire Protection District. Though the partnership with DNFPD was historically a productive relationship; The South Fork Fire Protection District was formed in December of 2013, removing the South Fork area From the DNFPD. South Fork has had an outstanding Ambulance service through the South Fork Ambulance Association. With the growth and increased need for efficient emergency services in the area, South Fork Volunteer Fire Department and South Fork EMS joined efforts, doing business as “South Fork Fire Rescue” to provide a professional and highly trained Fire and EMS service to the public. SFFR works under the authority of the South Fork Fire Protection District and its 5 member governing board of directors. SFFR believes that through combining the services of Fire and EMS we can better utilize the resources of responders and public funding. As SFFR embraces the future, we will continue to build upon the foundation to which the men and women before us devoted their lives.