Since 1853, we have provided high quality service to the Grass Valley community by being progressive and efficient.
Under the supervision of Fire Chief Mark Buttron and one Batallion Chief per shift, 14 sworn employees operate out of two strategically placed firehouses. Grass Valley Firefighters protect more than 12,000 permanent residents, a day time population of 20,000 and respond to more than 4500 calls for service per year. Station 1 is staffed with a minimum of one company officer and one engineer or firefighter/operator 24/7. Station 2 is staffed with a minimum of a Captain, Engineer and firefighter 24/7. Interns supplement the career staffing and the crews operate off of Type 1 fire engines. Additional equipment is placed at both stations that crews can utilize for calls for service such as our 105 foot ladder truck and a Governors Office of Emergency Services (OES) engine. The Grass Valley Fire Department is a part of the Nevada County JOA (Joint Operational Area) which is comprised of the Nevada County Consolidated Fire District, the City of Nevada City Fire Department and the City of Grass Valley Fire Department. All three agencies work and train together to provide high quality service to the community. Many of the engines within the JOA are outfitted with similar equipment to allow for a smooth interagency operation.