About the District

  • The resolution to form Pliocene Ridge CSD was passed by the Sierra County Board of Supervisors and approved by LAFCO in Feburary of 2004.  The district officially began operations on July 1, 2005.
  • The district was formed in order to secure tax-based funding for both the Pike City and Alleghany Fire Departments and in order to combine certain expenses such as insurance (cut costs).
  •   The district serves primarily as a “Fire District” for Alleghany, Forest City and Pike City. It also acts as a "Streetlight District" for Alleghany and Forest City.
  •   Both the Alleghany Volunteer Fire Dept. (AVFD) and Pike City Volunteer Fire Dept. (PCVFD) chose to keep their respective names with the formation of the district. 
  •   Pliocene Ridge CSD is responsible for the opertional and administrative duties associated with running both Fire Departments.  Annual budget: approx. $35,000.
  • Both non-profit entities: AVFD and PCVFD function as fundraising auxiliaries. They continue to contribute financial support to keep our fire services going.
  • Donations to any of these entities (AVFD, PCVFD or PRCSD) are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.  Mailing addresses are listed on the contact page.  Please consider making a donation today!

Pliocene Ridge CSD covers an area of approximately 130 square miles with Pike City on the west end, Alleghany near the center and Forest City just north of Alleghany.