Fire Department

City Of Grass Valley Fire Department

We strive to be better year after year through training, research, and community outreach!


The Mission of the Grass Valley Fire Department is to protect life, property, and the environment by providing high-quality Emergency Services, Fire Prevention, and Public Education to the Grass Valley Community in a caring, professional, and efficient manner.


About Us and What We Do

Under the supervision of Fire Chief Mark Buttron and one Batallion Chief per shift, 14 sworn employees operate out of two strategically placed firehouses. Grass Valley Firefighters protect more than 12,000 permanent residents, a day time population of 20,000 and respond to more than 4500 calls for service per year. Station 1 is staffed with a minimum of one company officer and one engineer or firefighter/operator 24/7. Station 2 is staffed with a minimum of a Captain, Engineer and firefighter 24/7. Interns supplement the career staffing and the crews operate off of Type 1 fire engines.



Year after year, California witnesses extremely devastating wild fires throughout the state. Fire agencies, both local and state, deploy resources to these fires in an attempt to minimize the destruction and contain them to the area of origin. 

Grass Valley Fire Department, in cooperation with other local fire agencies, put together Emergency Preparedness plans and Evacuation guides for our community members to help ensure their safety and readiness.  

Grass Valley Emergency Prep Brochure






Get Involved


Twice a year, for six months, JOA stations gain the valuable asset of an Intern Firefighter. The six-month internship is a requirement for graduates of a fire academy to receive their Firefighter 1 certificate from the Office of the State Fire Marshal. The six-month internship satisfies the experience requirement once they have graduated from a firefighter 1 academy. During the six months, interns work a 2 on 4 off schedule and are assigned to a station and shift.