City of Ione Fire Department
For Emergencies Call: 911
Insurance Service Office Rating (I.S.O.) CLASS #1 Fire Department Insurance rating
Fire Station #1 209-274-4548
22 W Jackson St., Ione, CA 95640
Fire Station #2 209-274-6115
600 Preston Ave., Ione, CA 95640
Burn Day Information Call: 209-223-6246
- Burn Permit, for burning Vegetation only within the City limits of Ione
- City of Ione Fire Department Firefighter Application Form
- Fire Department Incident Report Request
- Fire Hydrant & Water Systems Standards
- Fire Inspection
- Fire Cadet Application
- Fire Station Tour
- Public Education Program
- Report a Non-Emergency Fire Hazard
- Report a Weed Abatement Violation
The mission of the City of Ione Fire Department is to preserve life and property, promote public safety, and foster economic growth through leadership, management, and actions, as an all-risk life safety response provider.
To be the service organization that residents and visitors value most. Build our future with honor and pride
The Ione Fire Department was formed in 1881 after a series of fires in the downtown business district that destroyed entire city blocks. The department consisted of hand pumps, hose carts and a bucket brigade. The department became the City of Ione Fire Department in 1952 and has had an extremely proud and successful history of dedication and service to the community since 1881.
Fire prevention is an important function of the Ione Fire Department. The Fire Marshal is responsible for all fire prevention activities within the City of Ione. Every citizen can become involved in fire prevention and the results could save a home or a life. The Fire Prevention Bureau’s goal of safeguarding the community from fire and environmental hazards is achieved through programs adhering to fire regulations as dictated by the California Fire Code and the Ione Municipal Code.
Safeguarding the community from fire and environmental hazards includes:
- Checking plans for fire, life safety, and environmental requirements
- Issuing fire permits
- Conducting fire, life safety, and environmental inspections
- Conducting fire investigations
- Providing public education programs
Safety and Training
Providing professional services to the community is the primary objective, and assuring an all service fire department to the community, providing both emergency and non-emergency needs. Safety and training is the key to success. All personnel must pass a 60-hour basic training, and are required to continue training through the year to maintain state-required certificates. The department also holds weekly training for all members. Currently, the department is a combination department consisting of 10 fire officers, four paid engineers, 25 paid call volunteers, 12 support service personnel, and 12 youth fire cadets.
The department operates from two fire stations. Equipment includes seven fire engines one ladder truck, one water tender, one rescue unit, one hazardous materials unit, one support unit, and one command vehicle. Personnel are trained in firefighting, hazardous materials, emergency medical, vehicle, and special Technical Rescues.
Ione Firefighters Association
The Ione Firefighters Association was established to assist the City of Ione Fire Department with fundraising to purchase needed fire equipment and to support community fire awareness and prevention activities.
Ken A. Mackey
209-274-4548 or 209-274-6115
Assistant Fire Chief
Troy Gold Jr.
Support Service Supervisor
Fire Apparatus Engineer
A shift - Matt Dolezal
B shift - Jim Bennett
C shift - Steven Billingsley
9-11 Ceremony: "Never Forget"
Every year the City of Ione Fire Department honors the fallen firefighters from 9-11 with a flag ceremony held at Ione Fire station #1. The public is invited to attend. The ceremony starts at 8:30 and ends at 9:00 AM.
Santa arrives on the City of Ione fire truck #6281 at the Ione Christmas Parade. The week following the parade Santa visits each neighborhood in Ione on the Santa Truck decorated in lights, playing Christmas music and the firefighter elves hand out candy canes spreading Christmas cheer and reminding everyone to have a safe Holiday season.