Welcome to FAIRA

Founded in 1988, FAIRA is the largest and only Joint Powers Authority (JPA) providing insurance and Risk Management services tailored to meet only specific needs of the Fire and Emergency Service Agencies.

Contact FAIRA for insurance protection, Risk Management and Loss Control, training materials, and other specialized services for Fire Protection Agencies in California and Nevada.

  • We can offer the broadest insurance coverage available today written exclusively for Fire and Emergency Service Agencies.
  • Lower and stable premiums available due to the purchasing power of FAIRA's 106 Members.
  • First class prompt claims handling by experienced Fire Service claims handling administrators.
  • Free (two hours) Attorney consultation regarding potential employment claims.
  • Contract and agreements review.


[Posted 3/28/2017] Special Event Liability Insurance Program [Read Announcement]

[Posted 3/10/2017] Supreme Court Decision No. S218066 - City employee uses a personal account to communicate about the conduct of public business may be subject to disclosure under the California Public Records Act. [Read Announcement]

[Posted 12/20/2016] 2017 Elections of Members for the Authority's Governing Board are open. Executed nominations for the four (4) seats are open until April 1, 2017 and should be returned to Susan Blankenburg, FAIRA's General Manager. For more information please view the "Notice of Nomination and Election Procedures" (in Board Member Documents) on the members only site.

[Posted 11/11/2016] Claims from workplace harassment and discrimination are on the rise. A key step in minimizing these claims is first understanding how they start and how to prevent them. So join us for one hour webinar titled "You Received a Compliant of Harassment ... What's Next?" led by Kevin Osterberg from Haight Brown & Bonesteel LLP. [View Webinar Details]

[Posted 7/8/2016] FAIRA places insurance program with new partner, FirePlus, effective July 1, 2016. Note the new contact information for reporting your claims. [View Document]

[Posted 6/23/2016] Contractual Risk Transfer by Denise Simpson 06.13.16. [View Document]

[Posted 3/6/2016] The use of electronics in your District's daily business transactions are rapidly increasing. [Read Full Article]  [Data Breach Precautions Document]  [Cyber Self Assessment Document]

[Posted 12/19/2015] Wage and hour litigation continues to soar to record highs. [Read Full Article]

[Posted 10/28/2015] Emergency Vehicle Driver Training Instructor Level training offered in December by VFIS at Tiburon and Irvine locations. [Registration Flyer]

[Posted 10/28/2015] FAIRA has contracted with Peter Flanderka, an employment litigation attorney, to provide EPL consultation for two hours at no cost to your District. [Read Announcement]

[Posted 10/28/2015] The Nevada Notice of Rejection of a Claim Form is now included in the Risk Management Manual, located in the Members Only section of the website under "Documents," and it has also been added as a separate document to the "District Documents" page on the Members Only section of the website.

[Posted 9/1/2015] SENATOR GAINES' BILL to keep drones out of emergency zones passes the senate. [Read Announcement]

[Posted 7/28/2015] Rich Blacker Retires as FAIRA's General Manager, but remains involved as the Board Liason Officer. Please click here for his new contact information.

[Posted 6/15/2015] Chief Paul Smith, FAIRA's Board President announces the appointment of Susan Blankenburg as FAIRA's new General Manager effective July 1, 2015. [Read Announcement]