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.

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, and Elia Sanchez is our Personnel Specialist. Cyndi and Elia are our primary HR contacts 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.



 Location and Hours

Butte County Fire
176 Nelson Avenue
Oroville CA, 95965

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

 Contact Fire


Butte County Fire

In an Emergency
Dial 9-1-1
Arson Hotline

Headquarters Main Office

Phone:    530.538.7111
Fax:        530.538.7401

David Hawks, Fire Chief  
John Messina, Assistant Chief, North Division 
Jamie Norton, Assistant Chief, South Division 
Bill Reid, Assistant Chief, Administration

Garrett Sjolund, Assistant Chief, BFC

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