Fire
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.
CHECKLISTS AND STANDARDS

Butte County is comprised of both State Responsibility Area (SRA) and Local Responsibility Area (LRA).  Prior to construction you must first know if the respective address is within either SRA or LRA.  Both areas have certain guidelines that need to be met by the Fire Marshal’s office State Responsibility Area Viewer.

 

SRA PROPERTIES

AS OF JANUARY 1, 2020, THE CALIFORNIA BOARD OF FORESTRY AND FIRE PROTECTION FIRE SAFE REGULATIONS HAVE MANDATED A 30 FOOT SETBACK FOR ALL STRUCTURES WITHIN  THE STATE RESPONSIBILITY AREA

If you live in the SRA you must consider California Board of Forestry and Fire Protection 2020 SRA Fire Safe Regulations. and Publice Resources Code 4290 and 4291.

Public Resources Code 4290

These regulations have been prepared and adopted for the purpose of establishing minimum wildfire protection standards in conjunction with building, construction and development in State Responsibility Areas (SRA). These regulations shall become effective September 1, 1991. The future design and construction of structures, subdivisions and developments in State Responsibility Area (SRA) shall provide for basic emergency access and perimeter wildfire protection measures as specified in PRC 4290. These measures shall provide for emergency access; signing and building numbering; and vegetation modification. The fire protection standards contained within PRC 4290 shall specify the minimums for such measures.

Public Resources Code 4291

To ensure continued maintenance of properties in conformance with the defensible space requirements outlines in PRC 4290 and to assure continued availability, access, and utilization of the defensible space provided during a wildfire, provisions for annual maintenance shall be included in the development plans and/or shall be provided as a condition of the permit, parcel or map approval. PRC 4291 is the law requiring annual defensible space be provided around all structures in, upon, or adjoining any mountainous area, forest-covered lands, brush-covered lands, grass-covered lands, or any land that is covered with flammable material.

General Guidelines for Creating Defensible Space

State Fire Marshal Building Materials List

 

LRA PROPERTIES

If you live in the LRA you must consider the Butte County Improvement Standards.

The following checklists and documents are intended to assist both in the development and construction of projects as well as assist businesses in being proactive when it comes to fire and life safety.

Fire Prevention Checklists – Building

Fire Prevention Checklists – Fire

Fire Prevention Checklists – General

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Please note that while every attempt has been made to ensure these documents are complete and accurate as possible, they may not contain every requirement specific to your project or business. Any error or omission should not be considered as permission to violate any specific provision of the California Fire Code (CFC), California Building Code (CBC), Title 19 or any other legally enforceable regulation.


 Location and Hours

Butte County Fire
CALFIRE
176 Nelson Avenue
Oroville CA, 95965

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

 Contact Fire

 

Butte County Fire
CALFIRE

In an Emergency
Dial 9-1-1
Arson Hotline
800.468.4408

Headquarters Main Office

Phone:    530.538.7111
Fax:        530.538.7401

David Hawks, Fire Chief
John Messina, Assistant Chief, North Division 
Ken Lowe, Assistant Chief, South Division 
Bill Reid, Assistant Chief, Administration

Garrett Sjolund, Assistant Chief, BFC

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