We want to extend our deepest thanks to our partners, Apex Tools and California Service Tools, who worked so hard to help contractors and their employees replace tools lost in the Camp Fire.  Through the generous donations of Apex and CST, as well as tool suppliers and manufacturers across the country, we were able to help the 400+ fire victims, who make their living in construction, replace a small portion of what has been lost.

We also thank those that volunteered their time and sweat to make sure this event worked.  We thank you for moving, unboxing, stacking, re-stacking, hauling carts and cleaning up!  We are grateful for your time.

If you have any questions about the event and the partner companies, please contact us at (530) 343-1981 or

Valley Contractors Exchange Camp Fire Relief Fund

Valley Contractors Exchange has set up a fund to benefit, re-outfit and lend a helping hand to the contractors and their employees that have been affected by the Camp Fire.  This fund will be used to replace tools, supplies and equipment, as well as provide training to help with the recovery process.  Relief Fund Link

Online donations are preferred, but checks for the fund can be mailed to North Valley Community Foundation, 240 Main Street, Suite 260, Chico, CA 95928 with a memo of VCE Camp Fire Fund.

For more information, contact VCE at 530-343-1981 or


All workers involved in the disaster clean up will need to be trained in the proper safety procedures when dealing with hazardous materials.  The HAZWOPER 40-hour training is mandatory for anyone working with the ash/metal/concrete/etc. debris being removed from the Camp Fire areas.  If you’re looking for the training, let us know and we can direct you to the right source.

Who to call:

  • Butte College The Training Place.  Call 530-895-9015 for class dates or click here to go to registration site.
  • Cal_Inc.  Go to to see a list of classes available.
    • January 28 – 31; 8am,-6:30pm, @ VCE
  • NES, Inc.  Go to to see a list of classes available.

Camp Fire – For the most up-to-date information about the Camp Fire recovery efforts, go to the website.  There you will find information and resources about the coming steps toward rebuilding.

Phase 2 – Debris Clean-up

There are two options for property clean-up, the State Program or hiring a Private Contractor (Alternative Debris Removal Program).  Property owners may not perform the Phase 2 clean-up themselves.

State Program (CalOES)
The State will hire 3 Prime Contractors for the Phase 2 debris removal process.  These contractors will facilitate the debris removal under the CalRecycle Government Sponsored Debris Removal Program.
Bids Due: 1/22/19 @ 2:00PM
Mandatory Pre-Bid: 1/3/19 @ 11am, Paradise Alliance Church, 6491 Clark Rd.
**Prime Bidders MUST attend the Pre-Bid meeting.  Sub-contractors are encouraged to attend but it is not mandatory for being hired as a sub.

Alternative Debris Removal Program (Private Contractors)
Contractors doing the clean-up must be properly licensed for the debris clean-up.  Only contractors with the correct license classifications can perform the clean-up duties.  Private contractors must complete a work plan and have it approved by the Butte County Environmental Health Division prior to work beginning.

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