Join Our Team
Butte County Fire Rescue works in cooperation with CAL FIRE. Applications are accepted year round with the deadline for the up coming fire season January 31st of the current calendar year for Firefighter I (FFI). You can drop-off or mail a completed application to our Headquarters located at 176 Nelson Avenue, Oroville, California 95965. For questions, please call (530) 538-7111.
A career in fire and emergency response offers the opportunity to perform challenging and exciting work while protecting the residents, resources, and property in Butte County and the State of California. Working as a team, fire protection employees respond to medical emergencies, wildland and structural fires, vehicle accidents, hazardous material spills, rescues, and other emergency incidents. CAL FIRE/BCFD also provides leadership and support services for natural disasters such as earthquakes and floods. Being physically fit is important, and prospective employees must meet required medical standards. Fire protection employees typically work varying shifts, including 24-hour days and weekends and holidays. They must be willing to live and work in remote areas and be able to live compatibly in a fire station with others.