PHOTO ABOVE: Rough and Ready Volunteer Fire Department facilities.  PHOTO RIGHT: Purported Photo of Fire Department Volunteers (approx. 1890?)

Rough and Ready Chamber of Commerce l  P.O. Box 801 l Rough and Ready, California 95975

The Rough and Ready Fire Department, formed as a Volunteer Department in 1963 and based in a state-of-the-art Fire Station centrally located in downtown completed in 2012, is in the process of dissolution.

Sadly, the department, like many rural fire departments in

California, is unable to remain functioning due to a lack of

sufficient, sustainable funding. It is expected that, in the latter

half of 2023, the Rough and Ready District will be annexed

by the Penn Valley District, which will provide emergency fire

and medical services.

Fundraising efforts, such as the Monthly Spaghetti Dinner,

held on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 5pm, will continue.

For more information call 432-1140, email or visit during regular office hours.

The Great Republic of Rough and Ready

The Rough and Ready Fire Dept.


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