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 provide professional services to protect lives, property, and environment to those residing, working or traveling with in the unincorporated areas of Butte County, the cities of Biggs and Gridley and the Town of Paradise."

Preparing for an Emergency is Important; Make Your Emergency Plan Today.

In the wake of the Lumpkin Fire east of Oroville and other fires still burning in northern California, National Preparedness Month, and the reminder to Make Your Emergency Plan Today, feels critically important to many people. Preparing for an emergency is always essential. It is easy for people to forget the importance of preparing until they are reminded how quickly an emergency, such as a wildfire or flood, can happen and how critical it is to be prepared.

View tips for being prepared from local first responders and local service agencies.

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Butte County Fire Department

Chief's Message 

Greg McFadden

Thank you for visiting your Fire Department website. The purpose of this website is to give you an overview of the commitment the fire department's personnel have to the communities we serve. We hope you find this site informative and helpful.

Butte County Cooperative Fire Protection is a full service regional fire and rescue provider that dates back to 1931. With the combination of State, county, and local resources, the citizens and visitors of Butte County benefit from a cost effective organizational structure of the highest level. The collective effort of this cooperative system is provided by CAL FIRE, Butte County, the Cities of Gridley and Biggs and the Town of Paradise. We are grateful to our elected and appointed officials for embracing the regional fire protection model which builds a strong relationship and commitment to serve with integrity.

It is with great pride that I am able to serve as your Fire Chief and share with you our department's Mission, Vision and Core Values.

Mission Statement

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 Biggs and Gridley and the Town of Paradise.

Vision Statement

We are CAL FIRE serving the Butte County Fire Department, Biggs & Gridley Fire Departments and the Town of Paradise Fire Department providing public safety and all risk emergency services to the citizens and visitors of Butte County as part of a dynamic and cooperative regional response team. Our career and volunteer members, work side by side as a team, proud to serve the communities in which we live. We treat one another with respect and dignity and are guided by our core values. We are focused on comprehensive training, supported with quality equipment, and fire apparatus, and guided by policies and procedures that enable our Department to deliver quality emergency services to the citizens of Butte County.

Core Values

It is the responsibility of each member to support the mission and vision by subscribing to the following values:

Effective Communications

Cooperation to All

Professional Coordination

Commitment to Serve


Thank you for taking time to visit our site. Over the coming months additional updates to the website will be provided.

Greg McFadden

Fire Chief


 Contact Fire

Butte County Fire

In an Emergency
Dial 9-1-1
Arson Hotline

Phone:    530.538.7111
Fax:        530.538.7401

 Locations and Hours

Butte County Fire
176 Nelson Avenue
Oroville CA, 95965

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


 Current Incidents

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

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