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.
Fleet Management


Our fleet is managed by our Forestry Equipment Manager, Craig Sanderson. We have a staff of five mechanics, with assistance from four Heavy Fire Equipment Operators.  Working in a combination of four different shops, they are responsible for servicing, maintenance and repair of more than 150 State, County, and Volunteer vehicles. We run a preventive maintenance program with the goal of avoiding unscheduled repairs and breakdowns.  

The Butte Unit’s mobile equipment includes fire engines, bulldozers, crew transport vehicles, administrative vehicles, trailers, forklifts, construction equipment, support units, All-Terrain vehicles, and more.

Ensuring our personnel have the very best emergency response and resource protection vehicles is the responsibility of the staff of the Mobile Equipment Facility.

Capability, safety and reliability are the essential requirements for all CAL FIRE equipment. We meet these requirements through effective preventative maintenance and repair programs.  Inspection, inventory management, and long-range planning assures that CAL FIRE staff will always have the right vehicles, and the best vehicles, to handle all of California's emergency and resource protection needs.

 Location and Hours

Butte County Fire
176 Nelson Avenue
Oroville CA, 95965

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

 Contact Fire


Butte County Fire

In an Emergency
Dial 9-1-1
Arson Hotline

Headquarters Main Office

Phone:    530.538.7111
Fax:        530.538.7401


David Hawks, Fire Chief  
John Messina, Assistant Chief, North Division 
Jamie Norton, Assistant Chief, South Division 
Bill Reid, Assistant Chief, Administration

Garrett Sjolund, Assistant Chief, BFC

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