The MT. SHASTA CITY FIRE DEPARTMENT proudly protects over 4000 people living in an area of approximately four square miles. We operate out of two stations that protect a primarily residential area. Our department is a public department whose members are on a combination of paid and volunteer status.
The Mt. Shasta City Fire Department is made up of five paid staff, 14 volunteers, and 4 explorers, under the leadership of a full-time Chief. Its two fire stations house four pumpers and a rescue unit, and the department responds to about 1,400 fire and medical emergency calls per year. The department is a partner with all of the other fire protection agencies in Siskiyou County via a mutual aid agreement and also works cooperatively with the US Forest Service, Cal-Fire, and other fire agencies to reduce fire threats to the community from adjacent forest and wild-land areas.
Fire Suppression Services
Emergency response is carried out from two fire stations located at 305 North Mt. Shasta Boulevard and on the corner of Pine and Lake Street. The Mt. Shasta City Fire Department protects a population exceeding 3,500.
During the year of 2014 our department responded to 1357 calls for service.
Fire Code Inspections
To schedule an inspection, call (530) 926-7546.
Business Fire Pre-Plan and Evacuation Plan Assistance
Burn Permit Information
All dooryard burning within the Mt. Shasta City limits requires a valid burn permit. Permits may be obtained at City Hall during regular business hours for a $5.00 fee. Permits are good from July 1 each year through June 30 of the following year. Permits may be suspended at the discretion of the Fire Chief during fire season and for citizen failure to comply with safe burning procedures as defined on the permit.
Burning of household trash is prohibited within the City of Mt. Shasta. Burn barrels are also prohibited.
Self contained decorative fire pits are allowed as along as they are used on a flat, fireproof surface (no wood decks), clear of all combustibles, and attended at all times.
- Weed Fire Department
- Mt Shasta Fire Protection District
- College of the Siskiyous Fire/Emergency Response Department
- U.S. Fire Administration – “Working for a Fire Safe America”
- FireHouse.com – Information on Firefighting, Rescue and EMS
- Shasta-Trinity National Forest
- California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
- California Local Fire Safe Councils
- Siskiyou County Website