The Pajaro Valley Fire Protection District serves a rural community of approximately 18,000 people. The District covers approximately 52 square miles (the largest fire district in Santa Cruz County), a large part of which is an unincorporated area surrounding City of Watsonville. The district encompasses both SRA and LRA lands, and has the duty to respond to all fires, medical emergencies, vehicle accidents, and many other hazardous situations. On an average, the district runs 750 calls per year.
Pajaro Valley Fire District is a one station department housing two type 1 engines, and one type 1 water tender.
Pajaro Valley has automatic and mutual aid agreements with the City of Watsonville, Santa Cruz County Fire in Corralitos, Aromas Tri-County Fire, and South Santa Clara County Fire District. These agreements work in favor of all departments involved.