Fire

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."

Butte County Fire Department

Chief's Message 

Thank you for visiting the Butte County Fire Departments website. The purpose of this website is to give you an overview of the commitment the fire department's personnel has to the communities we serve. 
We hope the website provides you with a thorough view of your fire department and the services we provide to our customers. We also hope you recognize our efforts to provide cost and operationally effective emergency  preparedness and response to the threats in our communities.

The Butte County Fire Department benefits from a strong integrated, cooperative, regional fire protection system. The system is strong and cost effective due to the organizational elements provided by the State (CAL FIRE), County (Butte County), and partner Cities (Cities of Biggs, Gridley and Town of Paradise). 

Many large devastating wildland fire after-action-reports recommend an integrated fire protection model such as the model we enjoy here in Butte County. We are proud of the support provided by all of our elected and appointed officials that support our integrated fire protection model. The citizens of Butte County are the benefactors of this type of  support. 

CAL FIRE has been a major component of the Butte County Fire Department. Butte County's cooperative Fire protection agreement with CAL FIRE started in 1931. We operate 23 career staffed fire stations and 14 volunteer fire station that serve the 1,639 square miles of unincorporated communities in Butte County and the contract Cities of Biggs, Gridley and the Town of Paradise. 

From these fire stations we provide full service fire protection, pre-hospital basic life support emergency medical services, technical rescue services and response to hazardous materials incidents.

It is with great pride that I am able to serve as the Butte County Fire Departments Fire Chief.

Darren Read

Fire Chief

 

         Butte County Fire Organizational Chart

Informational Report for State Responsibility Area Fire Prevention Fee




 

 Contact Fire

Butte County Fire
CALFIRE

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

Phone:    530.538.7111
Fax:        530.538.7401

 Locations and Hours

Butte County Fire
CALFIRE
176 Nelson Avenue
Oroville CA, 95965

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

 

 Current Incidents

For current incidents call
Butte County Fire
530.538.7826

If you reach a recording, there may be no current incidents

Online
Visit thenet411.net
Visit Statewide Fire Incidents

 Calendar

Butte County Air Quality Management Department

View Burn Day Status
530.332.9407

 


Butte County Fire CALFIRE

Darren Read, Fire Chief 

David Hawks, Assistant Chief, North Division
Chris Haile, Assistant Chief, South Division
Jamie Norton, Assistant Chief, Administration

Garret Sjolund, Assistant Chief, Butte Fire Center

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