Fire Department

Burn Permits

The burn ban has been lifted for the winter season. For more information, see the Fort Jones Fire Department News Release. Burn Permits are now being issued at City Hall as well as at the Fire Station.

News and Updates

For updates on fires and other emergencies, see these Facebook pages:

Fort Jones Fire Department

Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office

Cal Fire Siskiyou Unit

U.S. Forest Service - Klamath National Forest

Siskiyou County Office of Emergency Services

Siskiyou Alerts - Fire and Emergency (This page is also used to offer and request assistance non-emergency assistance. If you require emergency assistance, call 911).

Fire Truck Smoke Plume

Courtesy of the Fort Jones Volunteer Fire Department, August 2018

Emergency Notification and Fire Maps

If you would like to be notified by phone in the event of an evacuation, you must register for CodeRED. Residents who are not registered for CodeRED will not receive a phone call if Fort Jones is evacuated.

To monitor the status of your evacuation zone, view the Zone Haven Evacuation Map.

To monitor nearby fires, visit the Watch Duty website or install the Watch Duty app to receive notifications.

In The Event of an Evacuation

There are no evacuation alerts or orders in place within city limits, although residents north of Fort Jones have already been evacuated. In the event of an evacuation, here’s what to expect:

  • Evacuation alert: If Fort Jones is placed under an evacuation alert, residents will have time to prepare for a possible evacuation. Those who have signed up to receive emergency alerts from CodeRED will be notified by phone.
  • Evacuation order: If Fort Jones is placed under an evacuation order, residents will need to mobilize. CodeRED will issue emergency alerts to those who have registered, and first responders will make the announcement from emergency vehicle loud speakers and go door to door to ensure that no one is left behind.
  • Where to go:
    • In the event of an emergency evacuation, information about surrounding evacuation centers will be posted here.
  • Where to take your animals:
    • In the event of an emergency evacuation, information about pet and livestock shelters will be posted here.

Fort Jones Needs YOU

The Fort Jones Volunteer Fire Department is accepting volunteers! For more information, contact the Fire Department at 1(530)-468-2261 or [email protected], or download an application.


The Police Department simulates an emergency to educate Etna High School students about the dangers of driving under the influence at an Every Fifteen Minutes event


Each month, the Police Department and the Fire Department submit written reports on their activities to the City Council. To read the Police Department Reports, click here. To read the Fire Department Reports, see the list below. Both reports are available to the public in the City Council Agenda Packets.