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Fortuna Fire Protection District

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.

The fire district participates in the Eel River Valley Fire Academy and the Eel River Valley Technical Rescue Team adding additional opportunity for its members.

Three distinctly different shift programs are available including a non-mandatory Volunteer Shift Program available to all members, Resident Volunteer Program for those seeking a career in public safety and attending a local college or university and a Volunteer Firefighter Intern Program designed to fulfill the experience requirement for those in pursuit of a CSFTES Firefighter 1 certificate.

The fire district’s overall objective for the communities we serve is to provide a cost effective, well trained and professional volunteer fire agency for years to come through the implementation of modern and efficient programs and providing opportunities to our volunteers.

To preserve and protect the life, health and property of the residents of the Fortuna Fire Protection District from fire, disaster and emergency incidents through education, training, prevention and preparation.

We are committed to active participation within our community, to serve as role models and to effectively utilize all our available resources to provide the highest level of service possible.

We will strive to maintain our operational readiness and response capabilities to meet the needs of our community both now and into the future.

We value the following guiding principles and believe they establish the foundation upon which our members are able to build an effective emergency services team:

Honesty – Integrity – Respect
Teamwork – Professionalism



As the saying goes “if it weren’t for volunteers who would answer the call for help?” In many of our communities this is definitely the case. Firefighters will usually be the first on scene be it a fire, accident, medical emergency, rescue or any sort of disaster – when the fire whistle blows, they answer the call. If you have the desire to help others, maybe on the worst day of their lives, then volunteering as a firefighter in your community just might be the right thing for you.

Fortuna Volunteer Fire Department



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