Date of Formation: December 21, 1948

Enabling Legislation: Section 20000 et seq. of the CA Health and Safety Code

Services Provided: Fire prevention and suppression, response to medical emergencies, public service response, cliff rescues, and auto accident response via contract with CAL FIRE

Area: 50 square miles

Population: 30,000

Sphere of Influence: Status quo

Communities Served: City of Half Moon Bay, Montara, Moss Beach, Princeton-by-the-Sea, El Granada, Miramar, plus the surrounding unincorporated areas

Board of Directors

Coastside Fire Protection District is governed by a four-member board of directors elected to four-year terms.

Board Member Term Ending
Bruce MacKimmie 2024
Cynthia L. Sherill  2027
Gary Burke 2027
JB Cockrell 2024
Patrick Hanna 2027

The board of directors meets regularly the fourth Wednesday of every month.

All meetings are held at the District Headquarters, 1191 Main Street, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019.

Meeting time is 6:00 pm unless otherwise noted in the agenda. Future agendas are posted at least 72 hours prior to regular meetings and 24 hours prior to special meetings

Coastside Fire Protection
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Coastside Fire Protection District
District Headquarters:
1191 Main Street
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019Get Directions
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Coastside Fire Protection District
San Mateo - Santa Cruz Unit Headquarters
6059 Highway 9
P.O. Drawer F-2
Felton, CA 95018Get Directions
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Phone: (831) 335-6700 Fax: (831) 335-4053 Email: