Thank you for visiting the Butte County Fire Departments website. The purpose of this website is to give you an overview of the commitment the fire department's personnel has to the communities we serve.
We hope the website provides you with a thorough view of your fire department and the services we provide to our customers. We also hope you recognize our efforts to provide cost and operationally effective emergency preparedness and response to the threats in our communities.
The Butte County Fire Department benefits from a strong integrated, cooperative, regional fire protection system. The system is strong and cost effective due to the organizational elements provided by the State (CAL FIRE), County (Butte County), and partner Cities (Cities of Biggs, Gridley and Town of Paradise).
Many large devastating wildland fire after-action-reports recommend an integrated fire protection model such as the model we enjoy here in Butte County. We are proud of the support provided by all of our elected and appointed officials that support our integrated fire protection model. The citizens of Butte County are the benefactors of this type of support.
CAL FIRE has been a major component of the Butte County Fire Department. Butte County's cooperative Fire protection agreement with CAL FIRE started in 1931. We operate 23 career staffed fire stations and 14 volunteer fire station that serve the 1,639 square miles of unincorporated communities in Butte County and the contract Cities of Biggs, Gridley and the Town of Paradise.
From these fire stations we provide full service fire protection, pre-hospital basic life support emergency medical services, technical rescue services and response to hazardous materials incidents.
It is with great pride that I am able to serve as the Butte County Fire Departments Fire Chief.