Battalion 6 Fire Station
Meet Russ Fowler, Battalion Chief, Battalion 6
Station 63 176 Nelson Ave, Oroville
Station 64 22 Walnut Ave, Oroville
Station 72 2290 Palermo Rd, Palermo
Station 63, Oroville Station/Butte Unit Headquarters is located on Nelson Ave near Hwy 70 the station houses 3 engine companies, 1 squad, and 1 bull dozer. Engine 63, a Type-2 engine, is county funded. The 2 Type-3 engines and the bull dozer are state funded. Squad 63 is operated by the Kelly Ridge Volunteer Fire Company. The station averages 1,900 calls annually in its first-due area, with 700 of these calls assisting our local cooperator fire departments, primarily Oroville Fire. Station 63 has first-due response for the communities of Thermalito, Canyon Highlands, and Cherokee, as well as a portion of Butte Valley.
Station 64, Kelly Ridge Station is located on Walnut Ave near Canyon Drive the station houses 2 Type-2 engines, a water tender, rescue, and HazMat Response unit. Water Tender 64 and Rescue 64 are operated by the Kelly Ridge Volunteer Fire Company. The station averages 1,200 calls annually in its first-due area. The station is responsible for HazMat response for all portions of southern Butte County, into all jurisdictions. Station 64 has first-due response for the communities of Kelly Ridge, East Oroville, and Wyandotte. The station directly protects the Lake Oroville facilities and State Parks as well as the mid-rise Gold Country Casino.
Station 72, Palermo is located on Palermo Road, next to the Palermo School, the station houses 2 Type-2 engines and a breathing support unit. The station averages 1,200 calls annually in its first-due area. Station 72 has first-due response for the communities of Palermo, South Oroville, and Honcut. The station also directly protects the Feather Falls Casino/Mooretown Indian Rancheria.