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."

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Fast Camp

Fast Camp

Butte County Fire Chiefs would like to challenge Butte County teens ages 16-19 to apply to Butte County ’s Fire And Safety Training Camp. All participants will become a team member who will participate in what could be described as a “day-in-the-life-of” police officer, firefighter, paramedic, and rescuer. Campers will be required to spend five nights and six days while participating in Camp. Local firefighters and police officers will challenge, encourage, mentor, support, and guide campers through 6 days of team building, problem solving, and physical activities . Campers will be educated in fire safety, rescue, law enforcement and EMS skills. In addition, campers will complete certification in CPR & Basic First Aid. 


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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

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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
Darren Read, Administrative Chief

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