Stolen CAL FIRE Equipment Discovered by Maintenance Worker

Stolen items taken from a CAL FIRE Butte County Fire volunteer station earlier this week have been recovered.

A maintenance worker discovered the missing items behind the Almond Orchard Shopping Center.

Kyle Pierman said he does find some interesting items behind this shopping center and these items he found this morning were no exception. It was the CAL FIRE logo he found on them that he realized these were something special.

He recognized the chainsaw, power-head generator for the Jaws of Life, and the big screen TV when he saw it on the news. Pierman immediately rushed to a phone to call authorities.

CAL FIRE and Butte County sheriff deputies came to reclaim the stolen items that were taken by the thieves who were caught on surveillance video Monday.

CAL FIRE said there’s no back up set for these items at that station, and he explained it is the first to respond to all of the traffic accidents near Butte College. It shaves off 5 to 10 minutes of response time from stations in Durham or Oroville; which is why they are glad a key item was recovered, the power head for the Jaws of Life.

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