Square Miles: 33
Personnel: 1 Paid Contractor � 6 Volunteer
Dispatch: CAL FIRE Siskiyou County �Yreka�
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Manfred Lutz, Board Chair
Founded in 1965 the Butte Valley Fire Protection District has 2 engines, 1 water tender and 1 brush vehicle. Through the years agreements were made to help protect our district. As part of our service, we have an auto mutual aid agreement with the CalFire District 1 and Dorris Volunteer Fire Department.
We are dispatched by the Yreka Interagency Communications Center located at the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Siskiyou Ranger Unit Headquarters in Yreka.
If you are a home or business owner within our fire district, OR are within 5 road miles from our fire station, your ISO (Insurance Service Office) rating is now an 8b. .
We are responding to approximately 35-40 incidents in the valley yearly. 90% of the calls are medical assist. We currently have 7 firefighters on our department and 4 of these people are also members of the BV Ambulance. One ambulance is kept in our engine bay. There are 2 Firemen with EMT training. This is a great benefit to the fire departments and the ambulance, plus it may help in the future with obtaining grants..
As with most volunteer departments, we are always looking for additional people. Contact one of the Board members of our Acting Fire Chief Danny Vanderboegh 530-398-4500 for more information and application.
Links to other fire information:
Burn Day Info: https://www.co.siskiyou.ca.us/airpollution/page/burn-day-information