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."

Fire Prevention

The Fire Prevention Bureau of Butte County Fire Department CALFIRE is a full spectrum bureau with specialists in the areas of:

  • Fire Investigation
  • Criminal Law Enforcement
  • Public Education
  • Public Information
  • Pre-Fire Planning
  • Fire Protection Planning
  • Life Safety Code Enforcement. 

In addition to specialist duties, regularly assigned investigators will respond to calls involving undetermined, suspicious, and arson fires, as well as fires involving serious injury or death and/or high value loss. The investigators are active members of the Butte County Fire Investigation Team, which is composed of representatives from all fire departments in the county, and Butte County Fire Department CALFIRE. Members of the Fire Investigation Team respond to calls upon request from represented jurisdictions as needed. 

The represented jurisdictions are:

  • County of Butte
  • City of Biggs
  • City of Chico
  • City of Gridley
  • City of Oroville
  • Town of Paradise

Land Development

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Fire Marshall

Fire Protection Planning

Public Education

Vegetation Management Program

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 Contact Fire

Butte County Fire
CALFIRE

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

Phone:    530.538.7111
Fax:        530.538.7401
Email Butte County Fire

 Locations and Hours

Butte County Fire
CALFIRE
176 Nelson Avenue
Oroville CA, 95965

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

View full list of station locations.

 Current Incidents

For current incidents call
Butte County Fire
530.538.7826

If you reach a recording, there may be no current incidents

Online
Visit 411.net
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Butte County Air Quality Management Department

View Burn Day Status
530.332.9407

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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