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.