Steve Standridge
Fire Chief

842 Salem St.
Chico, CA 95928

Emergency: 9-1-1

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

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Our Mission:

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


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CAMP FIRE Information


BUTTE COUNTY 211 Help Central - Camp Fire Information Links

(Evacuation Maps, Shelters, Donations, Volunteers, Etc.)


CAL FIRE Camp Fire Incident Information

Camp Fire Incident Information Hotline  530-538-7826

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COUNTY OF BUTTE - Camp Fire Information

Butte County Sheriff's Office - Missing Persons Call Center





American Red Cross "Safe and Well"


North Valley Animal Disaster Group

NVADG Hotline (For inquiries related to animals.) 530-895-0000


Stay informed during an Emergency! The City of Chico has launched the CodeRED emergency mass notification system to advise residents in the event of emergency situations, joining several Butte County emergency agencies as part of this web-based information-delivery system. Sign up here to receive notifications by phone (landline or mobile), text-message or email. FAQs - Click here.





Bi-Annual Report from

Fire Chief Steve Standridge











Chico Fire Department Strategic Plan 2016-2021

Prepared by Fitch & Associates, LLC - June 2017


Community Risk Assessment and Standards of Response Coverage Study

Prepared by Fitch & Associates, LLC - January 2017


Department Information:



Office of the Chief

The office of Fire Chief Steve Standridge. Here you will find more information regarding the Chief, Division Chiefs and Administrative Staff.


Fire Stations and Apparatus

Click here to learn more about Chico's fire stations and apparatus. Each station has a response district with unique risks. Find your closest station!




Wildland Urban Interface

Learn more information about how you can better prepare for wildfire this summer.


Community Risk Reduction and Life Safety

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


Additional Links


Chico Fire Dept: Back Then

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


Firefighters In Action

Photo gallery of firefighters in Chico.


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.