The Klamath River Hose Company dba Klamath River Volunteeer Fire Company was founded April 1, 1985 to provide professional emergency services, both medical and fire, as quickly as possible to the residents of Klamath River, Horse Creek, Scott Bar and Hamburg as well as those in outlying areas such as Beaver Creek and points east to the junction of highways 96 &263.
Every firefighter is a volunteer and gladly gives a significant amount of personal time to train, protect and serve the communities. The Board of Directors and Auxiliary are also valuable volunteer members providing financial guidance and fundraising support.
In the fall of 2008, the KRVFC started one of the first Explorer Posts in Siskiyou County. Originating with the Boy Scouts of America Learning for Life this program focuses on career exploration through real world experience in community service for youths between the ages of 12-20.
The KRVFC ia a 501(c)(3), donation dependent Fire Company with funds also being raised through Auxiliary and/or Firefighter/Explorer events, merchandise sales, and work contracts such as the Fair Parking at the Siskiyou Golden Fairgrounds. Several grants have been received over the past several years from the Volunteer Fire Assistance program through the USFS to help purchase firefighter and vehicle equipment.