Fire

Butte County Fire Department is the largest fire department north of Sacramento, California to Eugene, Oregon. We are a combination of career and citizen volunteer firefighters.

Our Mission: "To protect the people of Butte County, their lives, property and livelihood, from fire and other threats to life safety in a caring and professional manner."

Emergency Command Center

The mission of the BTU Emergency Command Center (ECC) is to provide a consistent, accurate, timely, and coordinated command and control system, support, direction and communications, with our ultimate goal of providing the best service possible to all who depend on our services.  Learn more about ECC Operations including: Staff Depth, Readiness, Telephone System - 911 System, Radio Practices, Statistics, and Expanding ECC Operations.

The Butte County Fire Department's Emergency Command Center (ECC) is the command and control point for all incidents requiring a fire/rescue response in the county of Butte including the Cities of Gridley and Biggs. The command center includes several important key components.

Protocols

Clear policy and protocols regarding actions to be taken by command center personnel.

Staffed by Experienced Fire Officers

Experienced Fire Captains supervise the Command Center day to day operations. Current ECC Captains have an average of fifteen years of fire line experience. 

Clear Authority of Command

Fire Captain supervisors have authority and are expected to make critical decisions prior to the arrival of ground resources. The ECC is in command of all incidents until ground or air resources arrive.

Committed to Incident Support

Once ground or air resources arrive, the ECC transfers command of the incident to the first arriving company officer. The ECC then provides continual support to the incident until it's completion. Large or complex incidents are moved to a dedicated support function. This not only provides the needed attention and support to the major incident or incidents, but allows for continued initial attack operation without distractions from the larger incident. 

Aggressive Response Philosophy

The Command Center practices a "worst case" response philosophy, meaning: if there is any question concerning the nature of circumstances of a 911 report, the ECC will send an assignment to meet the needs of the worse possible situation. This provides the public the best service possible.


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Butte County Fire
CALFIRE

In an Emergency
Dial 9-1-1
Arson Hotline
800.468.4408

Phone:    530.538.7111
Fax:        530.538.7401
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 Locations and Hours

Butte County Fire
CALFIRE
176 Nelson Avenue
Oroville CA, 95965

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

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For current incidents call
Butte County Fire
530.538.7826

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Burning Restrictions effective January 20, 2014. Read full press release.

Butte County Fire CALFIRE

176 Nelson Avenue
Oroville, CA 95965

Greg McFadden, Interim Fire Chief
David Hawks, Assistant Chief, North Division
Chris Haile, Assistant Chief, South Division
Ken Kendrick,
Assistant Chief, Resource Management
Darren Read, Administrative Chief

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