Our History

History of Fairview Fire Protection District

The Fairview Fire Protection District has a long and proud history since being formed in 1938.

fire department historyThe Fairview Fire Protection District (the “District”) is an independent special fire district in Alameda County; organized under the provisions of the California Health and Safety Code. The District’s goal is to provide fire protection service to its residents. Such services include fire prevention through code enforcement and education, as well as fire suppression. The District also provides emergency medical services at the Advanced Life Support (Paramedic) level.

The District has contracted with the City of Hayward since 1993 to provide fire protection and emergency medical services within the boundaries of the District. Under the contract, the City of Hayward also takes care of weed abatement complaints within the District.

The District operates out of a staffed fire station located at: 25862 Five Canyons Parkway, Castro Valley, 94552.   This fire station is known as “Fire Station 8” within the Hayward Fire Department system.   The District also occupies a fire station at 24200 Fairview Avenue, which is used primarily for equipment storage and training.

In addition, the Hayward Fire Department staffs additional Fairview responding fire stations within the District boundaries:  Fire Station 9 is located at 24912 Second Street, Hayward, CA A minimum of three (3) Firefighters are staffed at Station 8 and Station 9 around the clock, at least one firefighter also being an accredited paramedic.
Each of the three (3) fire stations has a public access red 911 emergency phone with direct line to Hayward’s Communication Center.

The Fairview Fire Protection District owns & maintains three (3) firefighting vehicles:

  • 2014 Seagrave Type I pumper,
  • 2009 West Mark Type III pumper, and
  • 2008 WestMark Type VI pumper

Fire Department History Photos
history photos, castro valley, hayward

Hayward Hills and Five Canyons Fire Department Services