The Aromas Tri-County Fire District has a history that dates back to October 31, 1963, when it was declared a fire district with the purpose of suppressing and preventing fires. Today the Aromas Tri-County Fire Protection District is a full-service special district with fire protection and life safety responsibilities for nearly 60 square miles within portions of Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz counties.
The district is primarily residential with light commercial and agricultural zones with a population of approximately 6,000. The staff includes one battalion chief, one fire captain, and one fire apparatus engineer on the primary response engine. The fire station houses two type 1 fire engines, one type 3 fire engine, one utility pickup and one command vehicle. An additional Cal Fire wildland engine is also housed there and staffed seasonally with a three-person crew.
Along with fire suppression and EMS, the fire district personnel respond to many other calls for service, such as vehicle extrication, swiftwater rescue, hazardous materials response, public service assists, and earthquake and flood response. The district enjoys a cooperative fire protection agreement with the California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection (Cal Fire). Local control is maintained through oversight by a five-member board of directors.