The Orleans Volunteer Fire Department is located in Orleans, California, in the ancestral territory of the Karuk and Yurok peoples. Since 1963, our all-volunteer team has provided fire protection and emergency medical response to the communities of Orleans, Somes Bar, Weitchpec, and in between. Officially incorporated in 1968, we are now celebrating our 50th year of serving our community.


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Monday February 26th, 2024 - 12:42 am

Here is the 7-Day Outlook for NW California. A weak shortwave will brings light to localized moderate rainfall on Monday. Potential for impactful precipitation will increase mid to late week as a series of frontal systems moves toward the West Coast. ... See MoreSee Less

Sunday February 25th, 2024 - 4:54 pm

The Six Rivers National Forest is inviting you to a community and partner meeting to discuss the Western Klamath Restoration Partnership (WKRP) Wildfire Crisis Strategy (WCS) Orleans Area 2024 Fuels Reduction Work Project.

With the authorization of the Six Rivers National Forest’s (SRNF) Six Rivers Hazardous Fuels and Fire Management Project (Fire & Fuels Project) in early September 2023, we are set to begin fuels management treatments in 2025. This meeting is for the Fire & Fuels Project on the Orleans and Ukonom Ranger Districts to discuss the implementation and progress of project activities.

As a participant, you will have first-hand access to information and invitation notices to all our virtual, in-person, and hosted special field events as fuels management treatment plans are refined and operations begin. To prepare for this meeting, visit our website (link below), where we will share the Forest’s preliminary annual implementation plans each year. Information will be posted describing where, when and what treatment methods are pending for public review.

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Sunday February 25th, 2024 - 4:13 pm

Remember to always switch off portable heaters before bedtime. Opting for an extra blanket is a safer choice than leaving a portable heater running while you sleep.

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) underscores the importance of keeping heating equipment at a safe distance from flammable items like mattresses, bedding, or clothing, as half of home heating fire fatalities stem from this hazard.

Turning off heaters when leaving the room not only reduces fire risks but also safeguards lives and cuts down on unnecessary energy costs when the space is unoccupied. #homeheating #heatingsafety
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Sunday February 25th, 2024 - 4:10 pm

Light rain showers will interrupt the current clear and calm weather Monday. Rain showers will be light to moderate with most accumulation restricted to right along the North Coast. ... See MoreSee Less

Sunday February 25th, 2024 - 4:09 pm

Moderate to heavy snowfall possible tonight through Monday evening. Travel over passes could be very difficult. The eastside will have breezy winds, so blowing snow is possible. Expect longer commute times. #CALFIRESKU2024 #KnowBeforeYouGo ... See MoreSee Less

Sunday February 25th, 2024 - 4:07 pm

Today, Hinno, our Conservation Warden located a stolen Zip Car from CalPoly Humboldt out in the brush off Hunter Creek. If anybody has any information about how it got there, please call our office and tell us about it. ... See MoreSee Less

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38162 Highway 96
(PO Box 312)
Orleans, California

Non-Emergency Phone
(530) 627 - 3344