Willows, California

Home of the Thunderhill Raceway


2012 Call percentage
2012 Call percentage

Emergency response are carried out from Willows, which covers approx. 80 square miles and protecting a population exceeding 10,000. This is between two districts, which run out of a single fire house.  One being the Willows Rural Protection district, which has a population of approx 3,000, and covers approx 78 sq miles.  The other being the Willows City district, with a population of approx 7,000 and approx 2 sq miles. 

In 2012, the department responded to approximately 802 calls for service. Response times average 4 minutes per call. 

Calls range from many different situations which include:

  • Fire
  • Medical
  • Rescue
  • Public service
  • Haz-mat
  • Weather


The Willows Fire Department also continues to provide emergency dispatching service for nine rural fire jurisdictions. In 2012 there was a total of 1,296 calls dispatched from the Department.