fire safety

Reader Input: Why spend more on silly old safety?

At the Newcastle Fire (Protection District) Board meeting Aug. 14, it was revealed that the fire hydrant that services the Newcastle Elementary School is woefully inadequate (&ldqu ...

Public fire safety classes available at Sierra College

ROCKLIN – With an exceptionally dry fire season underway, Sierra College hopes its evolving fire academy will soon attract aspiring firefighters and concerned civilians alike ...

Greater fire safety relevant to us all

I?m not sure whether to laugh at or cry for the misguided person(s) who is removing the Measure E election signs along Placer Hills Road. When the signs were initially vandalized ...

Residents key in fire prevention battle

While wildfires may not be as blissful as popsicles and sunblock, they are just as prevalent during summer months in the foothills. However, there are many things that homeowners ...

Fire safety ordinance possible?

A fuel break project continued Monday in an area devastated by last year’s 49 Fire. The residents of the Creekside Place neighborhood, part of the area that lost 63 homes in Augu ...

Are we prepared?

If you recall about this time last year we were overwhelmed with acrid smoke in the air, our firefighting resources were stretched thin due to the thousands of wildfires statewide ...

Fireworks displays closely monitored this year

The hugely popular Colfax fireworks display has been canceled for 2008. Auburn’s fireworks display, however, will blast off at 9:40 p.m. Friday. Colfax’s Fifth of July event ...

Call system unveiled at fire meeting

A new, more efficient automated emergency system that could notify residents in the event of a mass fire evacuation will take effect July 1 for Placer County residents. Mark D’ ...