It is the mission of the Butte County Cooperative Fire Agencies to provide professional services to protect lives, property, and environment to those residing, working, or traveling within the unincorporated areas of Butte County, the Cities of Oroville, Biggs, Gridley, and the Town of Paradise.

CAL FIRE/Butte County Fire Department

Also proudly serving Gridley, Biggs, Oroville, and the Town of Paradise

Storm Information


Click to watch this video with Division Chief and Swiftwater Rescue Team Leader Sean Norman as he discusses the current weather impacting Butte County, the activation of the CAL FIRE/Butte County Swiftwater Rescue Team by CalOES, and how you can be prepared and stay safe during the storms.

Know Your Zone

In the fall of 2020, Butte County Sheriff's Office Emergency Managers began working with CAL FIRE, Butte County Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and Butte County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue, creating Evacuation Zones for all of Butte County. These zones will be used during a fire or other emergency requiring evacuations in our county. It is important to remember the last three numbers of the zone, as every zone has a different number and no two are the same. For example, fire station 55 in Bangor is located at 7540 Oro-Bangor Highway. The zone is: BUT-BR-924. The BUT stands for Butte, the BR stands for Bangor and 924 is the zone number.

View The New Evacuation Zone Map


 Open Burning Allowed as of Nov. 14, 2022


HQ Vid snip   Virtual Tour of our Headquarters Facility

Defensible Space - Rules and regulations

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Thank you for supporting firefighters and their families.




For information on evacuations please visit the Butte County Office of Emergency Management Evacuation Information website



Butte County Fire History Map 1939-2021 Butte County Cooperative Fire Protection Annual Report 2021



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 Location and Hours

Butte County Fire
176 Nelson Avenue
Oroville CA, 95965

Office Hours
Monday to Friday
8:00am to 5:00pm
Excludes Holidays

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Butte County Fire

In an Emergency
Dial 9-1-1
Arson Hotline

Headquarters Main Office

Phone:    530.538.7111
Fax:        530.538.7401

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Garrett Sjolund, Fire Chief

Bill Reid, Deputy Chief of Operations

Garrett Needles, Assistant Chief, Administration

Patrick Purvis, Assistant Chief, North Division

Byron Vance, Assistant Chief, Special Projects

Sean Norman, Assistant Chief, South Division

Chris Tenns, Assistant Chief, City of Oroville

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