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Hello and Welcome!

Thank you for visiting the Fortuna Volunteer Fire Department web site. It is our goal to provide our community and department members with both current and useful information. Please take a look at the “About Us” page to learn about our organization including personnel, facilities, fire apparatus and the history of the Fortuna Volunteer Fire Department. You will find a full complement of fire safety information on the “Your Safety” page. We welcome your input and suggestions, please see the “Contact Us” page to forward an e-mail, or if you prefer, give us a call.


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In Memory
Hal Hummel
Harold “Hal” Hummel Jr.
March 8, 1940 – November 5,2014
Member FVFD CO.1 1981 – 1986
Past Director – Fortuna Rodeo Association
Past President – Fortuna Chamber of Commerce
Past member – Fortuna Rotary
Mayor of “Hummel Town”

Fortuna Volunteer Fire Department

“Always Ready – Always Willing”