Yuba City Fire Department
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Yuba City Fire Department
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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.


Fire Chief Peter H. Daley III

Pete Daley has been the Fire Chief of the Yuba City Fire Department since 2009.  He has been a member of the Yuba City Fire Department for over 29 years, and has over 32 years of experience in the fire service, with 17 years in a command position.  He has attended the National Fire Academy, and is certified by the State of California as a Chief Officer, Fire Officer, Fire Prevention Officer and Fire Instructor. He holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration with an emphasis on Health Administration from Chico State University.   Daley also currently serves on one of six California Fire Incident Command Teams (ICT Team) as a Liaison Officer.  These six California Fire Command Teams serve on a weekly rotational basis responding to and managing major manmade and natural disasters such as California’s wildfires, earthquakes and floods to name a few.

Prior to being named Fire Chief, Daley had served as the Department’s Operations Chief for over 13 years.   He previously held the ranks of Fire Recruit, Firefighter, Fire Equipment Operator, Fire Officer, Fire Shift Commander, Emergency Services Manager and Division Chief within the Department.  Before joining the Yuba City Fire Department, Daley worked for the Ventura County Fire Department as a Reserve Firefighter and a crew member on their helicopter hand crew.  Daley follows a family fire service heritage in that his grandfather had served as Fire Chief of Grass Valley back in the 1930’s.  


Bill Fuller
Administrative Analyst III 

Bill Fuller has been a member of the Yuba City Fire Department for over 13 years and has been with the City of Yuba City for approximately 38 years.  Bill serves as the Department’s Administrative Analyst III and Public Information Officer and coordinates the Department’s facility maintenance, personal protective equipment, purchasing, grant writing, budgetary and administrative functions, and the City’s emergency preparedness program.   He has previously served as Administrative Assistant to the City Administrator and Public Works Director and ran the City’s Parks Division and Parks & Recreation Department.  He holds a BA from Loyola University Los Angeles and an MPA from Long Beach State University.  He previously worked for the City of La Habra as an Assistant Planner and for the Orange County Criminal Justice Council.

He has been Chairman of the 13-county Local Emergency Response Committee (LEPC)-Region 3 for the past 7 years.  The LEPC coordinates HazMat training, response planning and the public’s “right-to-know” with the 13-county region.  He also serves on the State Emergency Response Commission. 


Dianne Wright
Administrative Analyst I

Dianne Wright 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.

Jesse M. Frias

Fire Marshal

Jesse Frias, appointed 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.


The primary goal of Yuba City Fire Department is to protect life, property and the environment.  Yuba City Fire 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 day-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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