Services

The Willows Fire Department Operations Division is responsible for the emergency response activities for the City of Willows and surrounding communities.


Fire Operations

The Willows Fire Department Operations Division is responsible for the emergency response activities for the City of Willows and surrounding communities.

The Operations Division is made up of:

  1. 4 Uniformed personnel assigned to three alternating shifts
  2. 30 Volunteer firefighters
  3. 1 Fire stations
  4. Daily Operations consists of:
    1. Structural Firefighting
    2. Wildland Firefighting
    3. Emergency Medical Response
    4. Hazardous Materials
    5. Fire/Bomb Investigation team


Statistics

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.

Arson and Bomb Investigating

Glenn County Arson and Bomb Team
Glenn County arson and bomb task force trailer

Fire investigation is a vital function of the fire service. Several members of the Willows Fire Department have received specialized training in fire origin and cause determination.

These members are part of the Glenn County Bomb and Arson team ran out of the Willows Fire station. All fires are investigated to determine their cause and origin. A detailed incident investigation report is then prepared. These finding are then used in the public education program to help with the prevention of future fires.

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