Shasta County Fire Department is made up of 17 Volunteer Fire Companies which are administered by the Shasta Trinity Unit of CAL FIRE. Shasta County Fire Department averages approximately 2900 calls for service a year between the 17 stations. Shasta County Fire Department has volunteer station in the following communities: Cassel, Hat Creek, Old Station, Soldier Mountain, Big Bend, Montgomery Creek, Oak Run, Bella Vista, Jones Valley, Shingletown, Whitmore, Palo Cedro, West Valley, Igo/Ono, Centerville, Keswick and French Gulch.


Becoming a volunteer requires no prior training or experience. The mandated training will be provided to you through the Training Bureau. On average, it takes between 4 months to 1 year to complete training to become a full responder. If you are not interested in responding to fires but want to help your community members by responding to medical calls you can join as a limited medical responder. If you do have prior training in EMS or the fire service it will be evaluated in the training bureau for equivalency. The volunteer fire service is a great way to give back to your community, while working with great personnel and receive quality training opportunities.


If you would like more information on how to be a volunteer please call (530)225-2418, or fill out the information to the right and we will contact you. This will allow us to provide you the information needed to get you on the path to becoming a Shasta County Fire Department Volunteer.


Please include the community you live in, your name and phone number in the message section below. You will be contacted by your local Fire Company Chief.