The Rio Dell Fire Protection District was originally formed on January 12th, 1941 under the name of “Wildwood” Fire Protection District. The name was officially changed to the Rio Dell Fire Protection District on December 19th, 1961. The district operates with a five member commission of elected officials.
The Rio Dell Fire Protection District, in conjunction with the Rio Dell Volunteer Fire Department, serves the City of Rio Dell and surrounding areas of Monument Rd, and Blueslide Rd. Under the direction of the fire chief, we consist of two assistant chiefs and three fire companies. Rio Dell Fire responds to an average of 350 calls per year, including fires, vehicle accidents, and medical aid calls. We are proud to be the most active all volunteer fire department in Humboldt County.