Fortuna Fire Protection District provides fire protection services including prevention, public education, preparedness and emergency response to the City of Fortuna and the outlying communities of Alton, Hydesville, Metropolitan, Fernbridge and Palmer Creek. The area encompasses 26 square miles with a population of 15,000. 5 fire companies consisting of 15 members each work out of 3 fire stations within the district. Command /Administration staff includes the Fire Chief, 3 Division Chiefs and a District Secretary.
As a primarily all-volunteer agency, the district is committed to a variety of programs in order to provide opportunities for volunteer members ranging from training to staffing programs. Various tiers of involvement are offered to members including support, reserve and firefighter.