Prevention & Public Education

Public education is a necessity for our community, especially starting with our youth. The Willows Fire Department is proud of our public outreach and very much interested in providing this service; through station tours, school visits and other social events throughout the year. The Willows Fire Department has been providing the service since 1978, and through the years has enriched the program with many new ideas and tools.

One such tool has been the Glenn County fire safety house. The safety house has helped the program by allowing kids to get a realistic learning experience; by having a setting much like one at their own homes. It allows us to talk with the kids about fire safety in different areas of a home and allows the added feature of “fake” smoke; allowing us to show them how it may be with smoke in a room, and what to do in a real situation.


The fire prevention division continues its efforts to keep our community a safe place in which to live, work, and play.

The division has responsibility for fire code enforcement, public safety education, fire investigation, and weed and hazard abatement. Fire code enforcement continued to be a priority.

Captain Sykes manages the fire inspection program and performs all actual business inspections. The primary focus of these inspections is "enforcement through education". This commitment to proactive fire prevention activities continues to result in reducing or eliminating fire losses. A total of 360 fire inspections were conducted in 2010.

Wayne Peabody
Fire Chief

(530) 934-7041
(530) 934-7402
445 South Butte St.
Willows, CA 95988
  • Sun: Closed
  • Mon: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thu: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sat: Closed