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."

Butte County Fire Department


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 hasve 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, 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 with in 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 tot he 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 with 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 tot he 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 month's additional updates to the website will be provided.


Greg McFadden

Fire Chief






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Butte County Fire

In an Emergency
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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

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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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