The Rodeo-Hercules Fire Protection District is located on the shores of San Pablo Bay, 30 minutes north of San Francisco. The District provides fire protection, and emergency medical aid to the unincorporated area of Rodeo and the City of Hercules. Rodeo is the home of the old Union Stockyard Company and the Rodeo-to-Vallejo Ferry. Rodeo was later referred to as Baseball Town, USA. The Lefty Gomez baseball fields in Rodeo were named in honor of its legendary native son, and Hall of Fame pitcher, Lefty Gomez of the New York Yankees. In its heyday, you could find the Hercules Dynamite Manufacturing Plant on the shores of Hercules.
It is the mission of this organization to provide the highest level of service to the community; to mitigate the devastating effects of fires and other disasters; to deliver emergency medical services; to educate the public and maintain a constant state of readiness.