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
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.
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.