The Deschutes County Commissioners gave the o.k. to put the issue on the ballot at their meeting Wednesday.
A public hearing on the issue was held.
David Warren, who was instrumental in getting the idea off the ground spoke at the hearing.
"There's a lot of history. We decided in view of the number of fires last year in the surrounding area and even within the Alfalfa area, that man, it's time to get this done."
Alfalfa voters will be asked to approve the district and the funding for it. It would cost a homeowner $1.75 per one thousand dollars of assessed value.
There will be one more public hearing on the issue at the Alfalfa Community Center on August 6th.