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Phone (530) 347-4737
The Cottonwood Fire Protection District is a single station combination career/volunteer all-hazard fire department, located in beautiful Northern California. Serving our community of 5,400 urban and rural residents over 36 square miles. Our district includes the Interstate I-5 corridor, Sacramento River and Coleman Fish Hatchery.
Today our department responds to over 1,200+ calls for service annually and receives/supports multiple mutual aid contracts for the surrounding areas. Company 23 is staffed by two members, one paid/one volunteer, 24hrs a day, 365 days year.
Our district provides additional staffing and equipment during Californias busy fire seasons supporting the efforts of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), the Governors Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) and the US Forest Service.
Station 23, newly constructed in 2019, provides housing, training, and all the necessary tools to serve the community of Cottonwood, CA.
Station 23 Equipment
Mission, Vision and Values
The Cottonwood Fire Protection District's mission is to be the leading emergency service organization by meeting the needs of our community in fire prevention, fire suppression and rescue using an all hazards approach.
The Vision of Cottonwood Fire Protection district is to utilize and improve the dedication and skills of our services and operations. We will assist similar organizations upon their request with available resources.
The Cottonwood Fire Protection District has these Values:
Provide a safe, healthful and environmentally friendly emergency response system
Support our Volunteers and paid staff with adequate incentives and awards to achieve superior performance
Attempt to meet or exceed local, state and federal standards for emergency agencies
Use a business model that addresses adequate service levels within available resources
Will actively recruit the best qualified persons without regard to race, sex, color, or creed