20875 4th Street, Cottonwood, California 96022, United States

Phone (530) 347-4737

Welcome to Cottonwood Fire Protection District



Bill Morgan B-Shift

Fire Chief / Fire Marshal 

Email bmorgan@cottonwoodfd.com

Bill is a third generation firefighter.  He has been a member with Cottonwood Fire Protection District since 1972.



Gabe Shaw C-Shift

Fire Captain / Paramedic 

Training Officer / Fire investigator

Email gshaw@cottonwoofd.com

Gabe started his carrier with the Burney Fire Protection District as a Paid Call firefighter & EMT working a total of 9 years with them. He then became a paid staff until taking a full-time paramedic position with Mayers Memorial Hospital for 4 years. In 2012 started working as a part-time Lieutenant for the district covering shifts, sick leave, vacations, and strike team assignments. In 2014 Gabe became a full-time captain. Upon going full time Gabe has become the CFDs Training Captain & one of the fire investigators.    Gabe was also firefighter of the year in 2016. 



Keith Foster A-shift

Fire Captain / EMT 1

Fire Prevention /  Fire Investigator

Email kfoster@cottonwoodfd.com

Board of Directors


ChaIr-Lisa Pruitt

Vice ChaIr-Dave Merk

Clerk-Arthur Parham

director-jeff alderman

Director- Stephen brown

Part-time and Volunteer Staff


Administrative secretary

Cindy Wheeler

part-time staff

Lt. Ben Sundal

Lt. Bob Toney

Lt. Nick Pruitt

Seasonal Staff

Adam Friesen B-Shift Firefighter

Danny Bringle C-Shift Firefighter

Micheal Steele A-Shift Firefighter


Lt. Melissa Thompson

Ronald McNeely-Firefighter

Trent Etcheverry- Firefighter 

Kyra Stephens- Firefighter

Tanner Ehorn- Firefighter