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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Wednesday June 12th, 2024 - 6:25 am

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Tuesday June 11th, 2024 - 8:10 am

Your car heats up much faster than you might think! When it's 100 °F outside, your car can get up to 119 °F in just 10 minutes (and cracking a window makes less than a 5 °F difference)! Don't leave pets or kids in the car unattended, and make sure to look before you lock! ... See MoreSee Less

Tuesday June 11th, 2024 - 8:02 am

The latest GFS model run is indicating a possible return of measurable precipitation beginning later this weekend into early next week. A lot can change as we get closer in time, but it is worth at least mentioning as a possibility. ... See MoreSee Less

Tuesday June 11th, 2024 - 7:59 am

Come join us this Saturday June 15th, starting at 4pm for dinner at SRO and music by Rex Richardson. Grab your dinner, pull up your rig to the flat down below and enjoy a Saturday evening BBQ! BYOC (Bring Your own Chair).

BBQ Burger
Corn on the cob
Potato salad
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Monday June 10th, 2024 - 2:55 pm

📢 Oh Deer! An Important Announcement on behalf of California Fish and Wildlife 🦌

Spring has sprung, and so have our deer! 🌸 This time of year is busy for our California Fish and Wildlife Wardens, as deer mothers are giving birth. We need your help to ensure these adorable fawns stay safe and sound.

Here's what you need to know:

🦌 Fawns left alone are not orphans! Mothers leave them to rest and hide from predators. If you see a fawn alone, it's likely waiting for mom to return. Please don't touch or move it, and definitely don’t leave your scent on it. Let's "doe" the right thing and not use it as something to make a fawn'd memory.

🚫 No deer-napping or feeding: It's illegal to keep or feed deer. Both are misdemeanors punishable by up to $1,000 fine and/or six months in jail. When you take a fawn, you’re stealing it from its mother.

👀 Keep your distance: A doe won't return if humans are hanging around. Moms see us as predators and will stay away if we’re too close. Give them some space to "doe" their thing.

💪 Survival skills: Fawns have an excellent chance of surviving if we leave them alone. They’re "born to be wild!"

❤️ Do what's best for the fawn: While it may be tempting to care for a fawn, remember they are best left in the wild. If you come across an injured, sick, or suspected orphaned fawn, contact your local CDFW regional office directly.

Remember, let’s give these little ones the best chance to thrive in the wild. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding! 🦌💚
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Monday June 10th, 2024 - 2:43 pm

Don't Leave Kids or Animals in Hot Cars ... See MoreSee Less

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In an Emergency

38162 Highway 96
(PO Box 312)
Orleans, California

Non-Emergency Phone
(530) 627 - 3344