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Bill Hack
Interim Fire Chief

842 Salem St.
Chico, CA 95928

PH: (530) 897-3400
FAX: (530) 895-4931

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Our Mission:

To provide the highest quality fire, rescue, emergency medical, and disaster response services to the Chico community in a caring and professional manner.







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Chico Fire Dept: Then and Now

The fire department has gone through many changes since its beginning back in 1873. Learn about our past and present.


Company 1

Company 1 Volunteer Firefighters are an integral part of the City fire protection system. Learn what they do and how you can become a member.



An overview of the receiving of emergency 9-1-1 calls and the dispatching of firefighting resources.

Emergency Medical Services

An overview of Emergency Medical Services provided by the Fire Department.

Fire Apparatus

Information on City fire apparatus and a kid's tour of a fire engine and aerial ladder truck.


Fire Prevention & Life Safety

Information on fire safety, water safety, fire extinguishers, flammable liquids, and more.

Fire Stations


Mutual Aid

Explanation of how fire agencies assist each other and how the Chico Urban Area Fire and Rescue Agreement works.

Special Teams

A preview of the specialized resources used for technical resues and hazardous materials response. Get more information on how Technical Rescue, Hazardous Materials Response, and Critical Incident Stress Debriefing are provided.


What it Takes to Become a Firefighter

An overview of the process of becoming a firefighter. Information on specific job descriptions can be found on the Human Resources page.



Steamer at CSUC


Steamer at Ballpark



Chico's 1910 Horse Drawn Steamer No. 2 at Kendall Hall, California State University, Chico, and in San Francisco at the Great Earthquake and Fire Remembrance event.