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.

Meet Patrick Purvis, Battalion Chief , Training, Safety & EMS Bureau

Our Training Bureau is located in Durham and overseen by Chief Patrick Purvis. The CAL FIRE / Butte County Fire Training, Safety & EMS Bureau provides training to the career and volunteer staff throughout Butte County.  We have a staff of four captains (JAC, EMS, SAFETY, and Volunteer Training Coordinator) as well as an office assistant.  We provide professional level hands on and classroom level training.  

Openshaw Training grounds is a constant evolving training facility that allows fire department personnel as well as law enforcement to train in a variety of situations.  We have an approved Rescue Systems training site as well as a burn building, multiple roof ventilation props, door forcing props, two story prop for various drills, and soon a four story training tower. 

The Butte County Fire Department Training Program goal is to assure quality service to the public by developing the skills and abilities of all Butte County Fire Department's career and volunteer personnel. This is accomplished through training that is economical, effective, and consistent with the needs of the public, the County of Butte, the Department, and the employee.

 

 

Learn how to become a Fire Fighter

Butte College Fire Academy

APPLICATIONS FOR THE 68TH FIREFIGHTER I ACADEMY ARE NOW OPEN - Butte College Fire Academy

July 31 - December 15, 2017


Visit Butte County Fire/CAL Fire training website

        

 

 

 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


 

Darren Read, Fire Chief  
David Hawks, Assistant Chief, North Division 
Jamie Norton, Assistant Chief, South Division 
John Messina, Assistant Chief, Administration

Garrett Sjolund, Assistant Chief, BFC

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