Fire Department

James Dulcich

Russ Marks

Dennis Buck

The dedicated individuals that volunteer their time to training and emergency response.  These individuals under general direction of Captain Jim Dulcich have provided the excellent staffing necessary for MPUD to provide emergency response to properties within the district as well as aid agreements outside of MPUD.

ISO Public Protection Class 4 Rating

The Insurance Services Office (ISO) collects and evaluates information from communities on their structure fire suppression capabilities.  The Public Protection Classification (PPC) is rated primarily through the evaluation of needed fire flows, receiving and handling fire alarms, fire department equipment, staffing and water supply.  ISO analyzes the relevant data and assigns a PPC number from 1 to 10.  Class 1 represents an exemplary fire suppression program and class 10 indicates the fire suppression program does not meet ISO’s minimum criteria. 


MPUD has been notified that effective April 1, 2020 the Districts fire protection classification will change from class 3 to class 4!


MPUD Ceases to Provide Fire Protection Services


At the request of the Mariposa Public Utility District (MPUD), Mariposa County and MPUD have been discussing a transfer of MPUD’s responsibilities for fire and related emergency response to the County.  Due to a lack of volunteers, MPUD is no longer able to sustain a viable fire related emergency response within the MPUD boundary or to provide support to other areas in accordance with our inter-agency agreements.


The MPUD Board of Directors approved Resolution No. 2022-1963 approving and authorizing execution of an agreement for fire protection responsibility with the County of Mariposa and formally discontinuing the provision of fire protection services within the MPUD boundaries as of July 1, 2022.  The Mariposa County Board of Supervisors approved the agreement on February 1, 2022. 


The MPUD Fire Department was formalized by the Board of Directors in 1988 but dated back to an August 1951 Board meeting where the Board was notified that public subscriptions were being taken up for the formation of a volunteer fire department. 


The MPUD Board of Directors and staff would like to thank the many volunteers of the MPUD fire department for their countless training hours and unwavering dedication to the customers that make up our service area.  You bravely put your life at risk to protect our town. 


The MPUD fee for fire protection services will conclude after the June 2022 billing.