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Charles Clark Kirk, b.1887 - d.1962, who would become Postmaster, named the hamlet of Piercy for the first European settler of the area, Samuel Piercy in 1920. 
With his locally born wife Leila Medcalf Kirk, b.1892 - d.1971, he created a grocery and general merchandise store, eventually with a gas station, and "Camp Piercy" a popular rustic resort.

The post war lumber boom saw as many as 7 mills operating in Piercy and a subsequent population boom.

Charles Edward Kirk born in 1922 following his service in the army operated the gas station and was a mechanic by trade. He established the Piercy Volunteer fire department in 1946 and was Chief for 37 years. The first fire Truck, was purchased from the Garberville fire department and the Piercy Fire Protection District was founded in 1957.

The Piercy Fire Protection District  incorporated in 1968 as the governing agency for the 501(c)(3) Piercy Volunteer Fire Department. The Piercy FPD provides the following services: structural fire protection, first responder for emergency medical services and hazardous materials incidents, and rescue and extrication. Wildland fire protection service is primarily provided by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) in State Responsibility Areas (SRA) during the wildfire season and secondarily by the District; although, the District is often the first to respond to such incidents, particularly during non-fire season months when CAL FIRE stations are not staffed.

The Piercy FPD boundary comprises 6.8 square miles and encompasses the unincorporated community of Piercy . The District is located in the northwest portion of Mendocino County along 7.6-miles of the US Highway 101 corridor, parallel to 6.6-miles of State Highway 271 (old Highway 101), and the South Fork of the Eel River. The District boundary extends from the Mendocino-Humboldt County Line to the north near Cooks Valley Campground, to Red Mountain Creek Road to the south along with long-time visitor attractions including Confusion Hill and the World Famous Tree House. Fire protection providers in proximity to the District include the Garberville Fire Protection District to the north in Humboldt County, and the Leggett Valley Fire Protection District to the south. The District is entirely within the State Responsibility Area (SRA).

The District has an irregular shaped highway corridor boundary based on the historical use of the area. The District boundary was established when Piercy was a mill town with three active lumber mills operating multiple shifts a day and the population was clustered close to the mills. With closure of the mills, the population has spread out into the hills and up the old haul roads. Most people served by the District live outside the District boundary, which has made it difficult to find people to serve on the District Board of Directors.

The District responds to calls in the following areas located outside the District boundary: Richardson Grove State Park to the north, Bell Springs Road area to the east, the unincorporated community of Cummings to the south, and Usal Beach to the west.

The District maintains a Mutual Aid Agreement with the Leggett Valley Fire Protection District and the Garberville Fire Protection District in Humboldt County. Additionally, the District maintains an agreement with CAL FIRE for wildland fire incidents. Similar to all fire districts and EMS providers within the County, the Piercy FPD also responds to calls outside the District boundary as needed and as dispatched. According to the 2015 Mendocino County Community Wildfire Protection Plan, Piercy FPD is within Mutual Aid/Planning Zone 1, which includes Brooktrails Township Community Services District, Covelo Fire Protection District, Little Lake Fire Protection District, Long Valley Fire Protection District, Leggett Valley Fire Protection District, and Whale Gulch Volunteer Fire Co

The majority of land in proximity to the District boundary is not within a fire district jurisdiction and is therefore considered to be unserved from a local provider perspective. These adjacent areas are primarily within the SRA; although, there are also large unserved areas located east and southeast of the District boundary that are owned by the Federal Government and are within the Federal Responsibility Area (FRA). These areas are difficult to serve due to the distance from existing District fire stations, remote location, and access.
There is a small unserved area, approximately a quarter mile in length, along the US Highway 101 corridor located between the District’s southern boundary line and the Leggett Valley Fire Protection District.
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