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Board axes battalion chief job in Newcastle
Monday May 13 2013
The Newcastle fire board cut the district’s battalion chief position last week for being redundant with its newly-appointed interim fire chief, who recommended the measure, a ...
Gunman holding firefighters killed; 4 hostages OK
Wednesday Apr 10 2013
SUWANEE, Ga. (AP) — A gunman who was having financial problems held four firefighters for hours in a suburban Atlanta home, demanding his cable and power be turned ...
Our firefighters deserve support
Wednesday Oct 03 2012
We are the owners of Auburn Country Florist, located at 10510 Combie Road, Auburn. We want to express our thanks, appreciation and warm feelings to the firefighters — men and wom ...
Ask question of the firefighters
Friday Jul 27 2012
Re: July 18 Streetwise question: “Despite recent budget cuts for fire agencies, what do you think of their response to the Robbers Fire?” I think that this was a very ...
America of yore remains alive and well
Thursday Jul 26 2012
I saw America today. Some days I wonder if the America I grew up with – the America of my grandparents – the America of our Founding Fathers and pioneers, still exi ...
Another View: Fire reminds us of what to be grateful for
Friday Jul 20 2012
This week and last our coverage was dominated by the Robbers Fire. This fire was threatening and no doubt caused fear for evacuated homeowners. We also extend our sympathies to th ...
Firefighters? achievement inspires awe
Thursday Jul 19 2012
I woke up in my own bed this morning, a seemingly unremarkable event for most, but for me, it was miraculous. The ?Robbers Fire,? as it came to be known, forced my family and our ...
"Robbers" fighters heroic
Monday Jul 16 2012
Thank you to each and every firefighter fighting this horrifying ?Robbers? fire in the foothills. You are definitely my heroes! Don?t let any of us soon forget that you put your l ...
Another View: Measure D will keep safety first in county
Tuesday May 29 2012
My wife and I moved to Placer County 35 years ago, deciding to raise our family on a small rural farm. We couldn?t have picked a better place for our family to call home. Now, howe ...
Firefighter urges no on Measure E
Tuesday May 29 2012
I have lived in the foothills for 52 years and served this community beginning in 1962 as a volunteer firefighter and continued for 27 years holding all elected offices including f ...
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