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Big Valley Fire Protection District

A red fire engine belonging to the Big Valley Fire Protection District

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The mission of the Big Valley Fire Protection District (the District) is to provide for the safety and protection of those who live, work or visit the fire district by furnishing services directed at fire control, fire prevention, and other emergencies.  This is accomplished while maintaining the highest standards of professionalism, efficiency and effectiveness.


The Big Valley Fire Protection District was formed on October 7, 1940 by resolution of the Lassen County Board of Supervisors. 

Since that time, the District and Bieber Fire Department have worked to provide fire protection for the citizens of the Big Valley area. 

In cooperation with the State of California CalFire unit located in Bieber and our neighboring fire departments we are able to provide excellent fire protection coverage for both structural and wildland fire suppression.  We strive to own and maintain the best equipment and gear possible that provides effective, efficient, and dependable operation, all while ensuring the safety and  protection of our volunteer firefighters, when called to respond to a fire. 

The Bieber Fire Department is an all volunteer fire department.  We respond to both structural and wildland fires and to medical emergencies only in the capacity of traffic or crowd control or with the Jaws of Life if requested.  Volunteers receive the necessary training and equipment to become firefighters and/or water tender operators.  We encourage anyone interested in becoming a member of the Bieber Fire Department to contact the Fire Chief for more information.  Applicants must be  drug-free, be physically able to work with firefighting equipment, and live or work in the area.  Volunteers are expected to attend monthly training and business meetings and to respond to emergency calls.

A map showing the Big Valley Fire Protection district


  • 1996 Kenworth Water Tender Pumper

  • 1975 International Water Tender Pumper

  • 1998 Kenworth Water Tender Pumper

  • 2001 Ford Squad Brush Vehicle

  • 2005 Kenworth Fire Engine (Type 2)

  • 1992 Ford Ranger Pickup

  • Jaws of Life


Physical Address:  100 Park St  Bieber, California 96009


Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 81  Bieber, California 96009


Telephone Number:  Emergency - 911

Fire Hall Answering Machine:  530-294-5720                         

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