2013 Residential Burn Notice
Residential Burn Permits are now being issued for the burn season beginning March 1st. Below is information about burn dates and an application. If you have further questions you can call 872-6264 (M-Th from 8am-2pm) or the listen to the pre-recorded burn information line at 872-6206.
To provide fire prevention and an all-risk response in a timely manner to the people of the Town of Paradise, for the protection and welfare of the community and for the preservation of its environment and financial base, in a highly professional and courteous manner."
Welcome to the Paradise Fire Department
The Fire Department’s mission is much the same today as it was when the Paradise Fire Protection District was formed to protect the community in 1956. While the mission remains straightforward, the complexity of accomplishing that mission has increased over the years. Residential growth has created an urban-wildland interface that requires greater preparedness than ever before on behalf of emergency staff and residents. The Town of Paradise is located in a defined “very high fire hazard severity zone” pursuant to the California Government Code § 51175 and the California Health and Safety Code § 13108.5. Because of this designation prevention and preparedness are of utmost importance. Defensible space around all structures is vital to safety, and property owners are asked to do their part in keeping properties clear of overgrown vegetation and other fire hazards. A partnership between the professional firefighters and residents is essential if this foothill environment is to remain a safe and beautiful place to live.
The mission to protect the community is the charge of the Fire Chief who directs 22 Firefighters (3 of which also serve as Battalion Chiefs) and the Fire Prevention Inspector, along with the Fire Marshal. The department currently has two of its three fire stations staffed with a three-person engine company at each station respectively, which allows for a rapid response to their respective coverage areas. The department is “All-Risk” meaning that we respond to all emergencies: fires, emergency medical services, hazardous materials, rescue and public assist. In addition, to the Town’s resources, CalFire maintains stations in Paradise and the neighboring community of Magalia. These resources are available to assist with the Town’s fire protection efforts under Automatic and Mutual Aid Agreements – an invaluable pledge among fire professionals to assist their peers in neighboring communities whenever and wherever needed.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 February 2013 14:55