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Fire Department

City of Ione Fire Department

For Emergencies Call: 911

Insurance Service Office Rating (I.S.O.)   CLASS #1 Fire Department  Insurance rating

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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


Mission Statement

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

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.


Fire Chief 
Ken A. Mackey 
209-274-4548 or 209-274-6115

Assistant Fire Chief 
David Parker

Fire Marshall 
Deborah Mackey

Fire Captains
Troy Gold Jr.
John Bennett
Mike Flores
Brian Diregolo
Matt Sammons
Nate Benner
Cody Gold

Support Service Supervisor 
Melanie Gold

Fire Apparatus Engineer 
Jim Bennett 
Steven Billingsley

Alicia Bennett


911 fire-department9-11 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.


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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.

The City of Ione, California

The City of Ione is nestled in the beautiful oak covered foothills in the Gold Country. Residents and visitors to Ione enjoy the gentle climate, pastoral setting with oak trees and farmlands, and the family-oriented atmosphere of this medium-sized city.

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