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."

Battalion 8

Battalion 8 Fire Stations

Meet Curtis Lawrie, Battalion Chief, Battalion 8


Station 81 767 Birch Street, Paradise

Station 82 5545 S Libby Road, Paradise

Station 83 1250 Wagstaff Road, Paradise


Battalion 8 serves as the Town of Paradise Fire Department.  During 2014 there were 4,145 calls for service in Battalion 8. The Battalion 8 Town facilities are Fire Station 81 at 767 Birch Street, Fire Station 82 at 5545 South Libby Road, Fire Station 83 at 1250 Wagstaff Road (currently renting the living quarters and one bay to Butte County EMS), and a training house at Pearson and Pentz Roads.  Town owned Fire Apparatus includes two first out and two reserve Type 1(Structure) Engines, one Type 3 (Wildland) Engine, one Ladder Truck (Quint), one Squad, two Command Vehicles, a Breathing Support trailer, and two utilities. Personnel funded by the Town include one Battalion Chief, five Captains, six Fire Apparatus Engineers, four Firefighter II positions, one part time Administrative Assistant, one part time Fire Prevention Officer, and one Communications Operator.

 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

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Butte County Air Quality Management Department

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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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