Weed City Volunteer Fire
Department Services & Programs
FIRE SUPPRESSION: Emergency response is carried out from one staffed fire station located at 128 Roseburg Parkway,
covering 4 square miles and protecting a population exceeding 3,000. An additional 15 square miles, is included within the
automatic aid contract within the County. We respond to approximately 600 incidents annually. Response times average is 3.67
minutes per call within the city of Weed.
EMERGENCY MEDICAL RESPONSE:
As with most fire departments, the Weed
Fire Department responds to a high volume of medical calls.
Approximately 70 percent of all calls for service are medical calls. All personnel are trained to either Emergency Medical
Responder or Emergency Medical Technician 1A levels as a minimum. All necessary basic life support equipment including heart
defibrillators are carried on all five of our apparatus. The Department fills the need for Basic life support and the Advanced
Life Support need is fulfilled with the local ambulance company responding from the City of Weed.
HAZARDOUS MATERIALS RESPONSE: Although the Department does not maintain a hazardous materials response team, all
personnel are trained to meet mandated requirements for the Hazardous Materials Operational Level. A small group of personnel
have been trained to the higher levels of Hazardous Materials Technician and Specialist. Due to lengthy railway lines and State
highways traversing the City, there is an ongoing potential for a hazardous materials transportation incident.
TRAINING: Training activities are scheduled on a monthly basis. The Department strives to deliver a wide range of training,
which includes State, and federally mandated topics, as well as discretionary subjects. All personnel are scheduled to participate
in 12 hours of training each month scheduled on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6:00 to 9:00 Pm. Additionally, many volunteer
fire fighters expand their knowledge base by attending both fire service related and advanced degree courses from the College of
MUTUAL/AUTOMATIC AID AGREEMENTS: The Department participates in the Statewide Mutual Aid System and responds one fire
engine anywhere in the State as needed. The department has made a strong commitment to Automatic aid on the local level. The
Department maintains the following written automatic aid agreements: California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection and
Siskiyou County Fire Warden, Hammond Ranch Hose Company, Mt. Shasta Fire Department and Lake Shastina Fire Department.
The Automatic Aid agreement is equally beneficial to all agencies where each department responds automatically on a year
round basis to emergencies within each other's jurisdiction. This pooling of resources helps each agency combat emergencies of
any size or duration. It also insures that the closes emergency resource responds regardless of jurisdiction.
COLLEGE OF THE SISKIYOUS FIRE TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM: Through a working relationship with College of the Siskiyous, the
Department provides equipment and training props to the Fire Technology Program. The Department also provides opportunities for
students participating in the Fire Technology Program to experience the fire service first hand. These students, through the
College work experience program, are allowed to actually work and live in the fire station in a fire fighter capacity.
The College of the Siskiyous offers a degree program in Fire/Emergency Response Technology for students interested in the
fire service as a career. This training program is conducted at a classroom facility housed within the Fire Station. The students
are also allowed to ride-along on apparatus during their non-classroom time.