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."


Administrative Officer

Our Administrative Officer Lisa Koehler manages the administrative section of the fire department which includes, personnel, state and county finance, and all support services.

County Finance

Christie Holder is our county liaison and oversees the County Fire Department budget, and support for the volunteer firefighter program within the County Fire Department. 

State Finance

Janet Sutton manages the state finance budget, hired equipment payments and emergency help by hire for the State fire incidents. 

Human Resources

Cyndi Wilson is our Senior Personnel Specialist. Cyndi is our primary HR contact for all Fire Department employees. 

Support Staff

Our support team supports all functions of our office,  from answering the phones to setting up meetings, to supporting our administrative sections. We are here to answer your questions and provide you with the information you need.



 Contact Fire

Butte County Fire

In an Emergency
Dial 9-1-1
Arson Hotline

Phone:    530.538.7111
Fax:        530.538.7401

 Locations and Hours

Butte County Fire
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

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

Visit Statewide Fire Incidents


Butte County Air Quality Management Department

View Burn Day Status


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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