firefighters

Firefighters respond to Rocklin house fire

Rocklin Firefighters are still investigating the cause of a house fire that occurred approximately 1:13 p.m. Wednesday on Slate Court in Rocklin. According to Rocklin Fire Battali ...

Don’t cut public safety, education first

Why is it that politicians continually add new programs, new systems, new offices, new bureaucracies, all staffed and housed, yet when a budget crisis comes, we are told that the f ...

Time to thank a firefighter

Firefighters are a humble bunch and never look for accolades or praise when they accomplish something marvelous. For them, it’s just routine — a part of the job. Well, battlin ...

Life is fleeting; please take it slow

This morning (April 19) as I was just beginning my busy Monday routine, taking two of my children to daycare and junior high, and then hustling to get myself to work in Rocklin, I ...

Placer County Fire to bill insurers for auto crash call-outs?

Placer County has plans to get a cut of insurance money available when out-of-area motorists cause accidents inside its fire department’s boundaries. Under a proposal to be cons ...

Behind the Scenes: City, police, fire at a contentious standstill

Marching through the notebook while wondering why every protest by students and faculty always happens during school hours. You’d think with all of the holidays the educational c ...

Thunder Valley Casino skyscraper now has Placer County firefighting equipment to match

Placer County’s new ladder truck will take Placer County firefighters to heights only dreamed of a few short years ago. The ladder truck, which cost nearly $1 million, was parke ...

Pay cut imperils public safety

If the last, best and final offer presented to the firefighters is to downsize manpower, and ask them to take a 12 percent loss in pay and benefits, then public safety for the citi ...

Let tourists put out our fires

The city of Auburn needs to get its priorities straight. They are pouring money down a rat hole and calling it Streetscape while cutting the pay of the firefighters. Do they reall ...

Reverse Auburn firefighters’ pay cut

So now the city of Auburn is going to cut the pay and benefits for our local firefighters. Gee … thank you for not caring about me and all the other citizens of Auburn. If we rea ...