Alert FM

ALERT FM is a device that receives mass notifications in times of crisis or emergency. These receivers keep citizens informed when the power, cellular, and internet networks fail. Apply for a device here:

Be Ready, Butte

Be Ready, Butte! is your resource for all things related to wildfire preparedness. It offers life and property-saving advice on topics such as planning for wildfire evacuations, creating defensible space, and more.

Butte County Fire Information Line

The Butte County Fire Information Line can provide critical information about wildfires in your area.

  • Call: (530) 538-7826 & 211
  • Outside Butte/Glen County Call: 1 (866)-916-3566

Butte County Fire Safe Council Defensible Space Rap/Chipper/FEMA

The Butte County Fire Safe Council provides wildfire mitigation and recovery services to residents in Butte County. They offer a variety of helpful programs to create defensible space on homeowner’s properties such as their free chipper program.

Burn Permits

Before burning anything on your property, be sure the burn ban has been lifted and you’ve obtained a burn permit for the area you live, if applicable.

Current Information

For the most up-to-date fire information, visit the CAL FIRE / Butte County Fire & Sheriff X Feeds:

Butte 211 provides resources for shelters and supplies:

Disaster Preparedness

Visit these sites for additional information on emergency and evacuation preparedness.


Butte County

Green Waste Disposal

Free residential Green Waste Disposal for Butte County Residents living in the Wildland Urban Interface.

Know Your Zone

When the Sherrif’s Department calls for an evacuation, they’ll do so by Zones. Know which one you live in so you can be ready to go.

Ready for Wildfire provides essential tips on how to prepare, plan, and act during a wildfire emergency.

Stay Informed:

Cal-Fire / Butte County Fire & Sheriff Twitter Feeds

Butte 211 (resources for shelters and supplies)

Learn more and get help by visiting, dialing 211 or texting your zip to 898211.

USDA Grant

The USDA Grant provides loans to low-income homeowners to repair, improve, or modernize their
homes and grants to elderly low-income homeowners to remove health and safety hazards. See if you qualify:

Volunteer Fire Fighter

The CAL FIRE Butte Unit of volunteer firefighters is made up of everyday heroes who help protect our lives and properties during wildfires and other emergencies. Join them, and volunteer!

Who to call?

Butte County Sheriff:

(530) 538-7321



North Valley Animal Disaster Group

(530) 895-0000