Yuba City Fire Department
Dedicated to Protecting Life & Property
Yuba City Fire Department
The Department

Chief Alexander
          Jesse Alexander - Fire Chief

Chief Alexander joined the Yuba City Fire Department in January 2020 from the Chico Fire Department where he served as Division Chief in charge of Training and Administration, focusing on emergency management.  Chief Alexander began his firefighting career with CalFire in the Auburn area.  In 2001, he joined the City of Chico Fire Department and served on the Department's Rescue Team specializing in Swiftwater Rescue.  He has held key operational positions on multiple high-profile incidents, including the Oroville Spillway Incident, Stoney Fire, Thomas Fire, and Fentanyl-Mass Overdose incident.  Chief Alexander served as Branch Director on the Paradise Camp Fire performing the largest search and rescue operation in California history.

Jesse Frias
             Jesse Frias - Fire Marshal

Jesse was appointed to Fire Marshal in April 2018.  He has been a member of the Yuba City Fire Department since 2005.  Prior to his appointment as Fire Marshal, he served as the Department's Fire Safety Inspector / Investigator.  Prior to joining the Yuba City Fire Department, Jesse worked for the Colusa Fire Department as a Fire Apparatus Engineer and Fire Captain.  He holds California State Fire Marshal certifications as a Fire Marshal, Plans Examiner, Fire Protection Specialist, California Fire Code Inspector, and a Certified Fire Investigator certificate.  He is also a former Board member of the California Conference of Arson investigators.

Yuba City Fire Department's mission is to protect our community through effective and innovative public safety services.  The Department applies a proactive approach to fire prevention and encourages all to practice safety every day.  Together we can improve the lives of residents and enhance the stability of businesses by preventing fires and reducing the impact if a fire should occur.  As Fire Marshal, Frias is responsible for the Department's Fire Prevention Bureau.  The Bureau's areas of responsibility include Fire Code Enforcement/Fire Inspections, Building Plans Review/ Development Services, Public Education and Community Outreach programs, and fire Investigations/Fire Origin and Cause Determination.

Alyssa Kassube
Alyssa Kassube - Fire Safety Inspector

Alyssa has been a member of the Yuba City Fire Department since October of 2018.  Prior to joining the Yuba City Fire Department, Alyssa worked for the Stanislaus County Office of Emergency Services / Fire Warden's Office as a Fire Prevention Specialist.  Alyssa is the Yuba City Fire Departments' Fire Safety Inspector / Fire investigator where she assists the Fire Marshal in the Fire Prevention Division.
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Dianne Wright
Dianne Wright - Administrative Analyst I

Dianne has served as the Administrative Assistant for the Yuba City Fire Department since 2015.  She previously was the Department's Administrative Clerk III for over 13 years.  Prior to joining the Yuba City Fire Department, Dianne served as a Public Safety Dispatcher for the Colusa County Sheriff's Department as well as for the Yuba City Police Department.  Her job is to coordinate the daily operations of the Fire Administration Building and related administrative duties.  She brings over 25 years of experience in Public Safety Administration.

Kaley Batlett
  Kaley Bartlett - Administrative Clerk

OFFICE OF THE FIRE CHIEF

On behalf of the members of the Yuba City Fire Department, thank you for visiting our website.  Since our founding in 1908, the Yuba City Fire Department has built a strong reputation for serving the citizens of Yuba City and adjacent unincorporated areas of Sutter County.  From the fire suppression and emergency medical services, to our emphasis on integrated risk reduction through emergency preparedness, prevention and safety education, Yuba City Fire has always worked diligently to meet the changing needs of our community.  This website is another channel through which we can deliver important information and services in order to further service the community and its residents.

Ali Williams
Ali Williams - Division Chief

Ali has been a member of the Yuba City Fire Department since 2001.  During his tenure with the Department, he previously served as a Fire Recruit, Firefighter, Fire Apparatus Operator, Captain, Battalion Chief and Interim Division Chief.  He graduated from the Yuba College Fire Academy in December of 1999.  He is a licensed Paramedic, graduating from the Butte College Paramedic program in May of 2003.  Chief Williams currently serves as the Yuba City Fire Department Training Center Coordinator under the American Heart Association, oversees the department's EMT continuing education program, is a member of the departments Safety Committee and oversees the operations side of the Fire Department.

Eric Hankins
  Eric Hankins - Battalion Chief

Eric has been a member of the Yuba City Fire Department since 2000.  During his tenure with the Department, he has served as a Firefighter, Equipment Operator, Fire Captain, and now Interim Battalion Chief.  He also previously served as a Fire Equipment Operator with the Meridian Fire Protection District and the Sutter County Fire Department, and an EMT-1 with Bi-County Ambulance. He is a graduate of the Butte College Fire Academy.  Eric has been a Fire Technology Instructor Assistant for Yuba Community College for approximately 15 years.  He also serves as a member of the Department's Tactical Emergency Medical Service Team, which provides emergency medical support to the Yuba City Police Department's SWAT Team, and the Advance Technical Rescue (ATR) Team.  He is the A shift Interim Battalion Chief.

Tim Noori
           Tim Noori - Battalion Chief

Tim has been a member of the Yuba City Fire Department since 2002.  During his tenure with the Department, he previously served as a Fire Recruit, Firefighter, Fire Apparatus Operator and Captain.  Tim graduated from the Yuba College Fire Academy.  He previously served on the Department's Tactical EMS Team.  He oversees the Department's Health and Wellness function, and is the primary developer and proctor for the Department's Fire Apparatus Operator promotional.  He is the B Shift Battalion Chief.

Shane Lawson
      Shane Lawson - Battalion Chief

Shane has been a member of the Yuba City Fire Department since 2002.  During his tenure with the Department, he has previously served as a Fire Recruit, Firefighter, Acting Fire Apparatus Operator, Acting Captain and Fire Captain.  He has been a member of the department's Advanced Technical Rescue (ATR), Hazardous Materials and Public Education Teams.  He graduated from the Butte College Fire Academy.  Prior to joining the Yuba City Fire Department, Shane served as a seasonal Firefighter with the CalFire Tehama-Glenn Unit, as a Volunteer Firefighter with the Corning Rural Fire Department, and was a Teaching Assistant with the Butte Community College Fire Academy.  He is the C Shift Battalion Chief.

FIRE SUPPRESSION

The primary goal of the Yuba City Fire Department is to protect life, property and the environment.  Yuba City Fire Department provides fire suppression services out of five strategically located fire stations serving its Yuba City Urban Area response area.  At the direction of the Fire Chief.  Three Battalion Chiefs are responsible for the dat-to-day activities performed by the line personnel.  Three Battalion Chiefs and 45 firefighters staff five first-out emergency response fire engines over three shifts.  The current work schedule is a 48/96 shift rotation.  The on-duty Battalion Chief coordinates all of the activities at an emergency scene.  A great portion of the firefighters' daily activities is responding to medical emergencies within the community.  Yuba City Fire also responds to hazardous materials incidents, technical rescues and vehicle accidents, as well as water rescue on area rivers and waterways.  In addition to emergency response, firefighters provide a wide range of services to the community including tours of fire stations, fire and life safety presentations, and fire and life safety business inspections.

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