North San Juan Fire


Monday through Friday 10: 00 AM to 3:00 PM

Our District Office will be closed Monday, January 2, 2017,  in observance of the New  Year’s Day holiday.  Regular business hours will resume on Tuesday, January 3, 2017.


Homeowners should always check with Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District before burning. You may call them at (530) 274-7928 to find out if it is a permissive burn day in your area. For additional information on debris burning safety download this educational fact sheet.


Remember to change the batteries in your smoke detector(s) when you change your clocks for daylight savings time.

Smoke Alarm Tips:

  • Test smoke alarms once a month
  • Replace batteries in all smoke alarms twice a year (when you change your clocks for daylight savings time)
  • Never remove the batteries from smoke alarms, not even temporarily
  • Regularly vacuum or dust smoke alarms to keep them working properly
  • Replace smoke alarms every 10 years
  • Don’t paint over smoke alarms
  • Practice family fire drills so everyone knows what to do if the smoke alarm goes off

If you have any questions regarding the installation and maintenance of smoke alarms, or if you have any other questions about how to protect yourself and your household in the event of a fire, please feel free to contact us at (530) 292-9159.



We are the oldest volunteer fire department in Nevada County.
The department began serving the town of North San Juan in 1862, and was incorporated as a Fire Protection District in 1986. Today we cover the largest territory with the smallest budget of all fire districts in Nevada County.

We provide emergency services for 250 to 300 incidents per year. Like all fire departments, only a little over 10% of our emergency responses are related to fires. Over half of our responses involve medical emergencies, one-quarter are vehicle accidents, and the remainder are other miscellaneous emergencies. About 65% of our calls come from North San Juan or the San Juan Ridge area from Highway 49 to approximately Sages Road.