Smoke in the Foothills
Due to the current weather, Butte County is experiencing heavy smoke conditions. There are no wildland fires currently burning in Butte County. If you see a new fire or a defined smoke column call 911 immediately., For up to date fire information go to the Cal Fire website at http://fire.ca.gov/ incident information.
BCSO Will Never Forget
September 11th, 2014, at 11:00 am Sheriff Honea and Lt. Kuhn attended Chico Fire Department's 9/11 memorial ceremony and dedication at Chico Fire Station #5. It was a very nice ceremony, honoring those whose lives were changed forever on that dreadful day. As American's we vowed to never forget, and BCSO will always remember. The picture below shows the recently constructed memorial.
New Mass Public
County Sheriff's Office,
through a cooperative agreement with several local municipalities, has entered
into a contract for a new Emergency Mass Notification System. This will allow
local agencies to send out emergency notifications to a large audience in a
very short time frame. The system is now online and the citizens of Butte
County are encouraged to sign up for notifications on the self-registration
portal. The web portal
allows users to add email addresses, cellular numbers and land line phone
numbers and attach those numbers and email addresses to their home on a map.
While the majority of traditional land line phone numbers are shared with Law
Enforcement for emergency usage, cellular phone numbers and Voice over Internet
Protocol (VOIP) phone numbers are not currently shared.