Dunsmuir – Castella Fire Department

Founded in 1897 the Dunsmuir Volunteer Fire Company has a Century of tradition, and history. Through the years agreements were made to protect the city, and outlying districts of the city. Today, The Dunsmuir – Castella Fire Department is comprised of three different governmental entities; City of Dunsmuir, Dunsmuir Fire Protection District, and Castella Fire Protection District.

Dunsmuir - Castella Fire Department has a response area of over 30 square miles. Responders go as far North to Mott Road, on Interstate 5, and as far South as Slate Creek on Interstate 5.

We operate apparatus out of four stations: 
Dunsmuir, Station 1
Isgrigg, Station 3
Castella, Station 2
Crag View, Station 4

As part of our service, we have an auto mutual aid agreement with the Mt. Shasta City Fire Department. As both cities have emergencies, both can count on departments to come to assist to ensure saving lives, and saving property.

We are dispatched by the Yreka Interagency Communications Center located at the California Department Of Forestry and Fire Protection Siskiyou Ranger Unit Headquarters in Yreka.

Audible Alert System

Dunsmuir-Castella Department Patch

Contact Info

Emergencies : 911
Business: 530-235-2551

5915 Dunsmuir Avenue
Dunsmuir, California 96025

The City’s Outdoor Public Warning System is designed to alert residents and visitors of Dunsmuir about possible danger. Sirens are located throughout the city. To learn more about the system please click the learn more button below.

Dunsmuir Community Wildfire Protection Plan

The Community Wildfire Protection Plan was collaboratively developed for the City of Dunsmuir. Interested parties, key stakeholders, local fire departments, and federal land management agencies managing land in the vicinity of Dunsmuir have been consulted. The plan identifies and prioritizes areas for hazardous fuel reduction treatments and recommends the types and methods of treatment that will protect the community of Dunsmuir. The plan recommends measures to reduce the ignitability of structures throughout the area addressed by the plan.