firefighters

Reader input: A big thanks for firefighters’ efforts

I want to publicly thank the fire crews, police and pilots who recently fought the Baxter Fire on Wednesday. We live one ridge over from the fire and were able to see them in actio ...

Reader Input: Big fires harbor big mysteries

I am glad to see that Cal Fire has stopped issuing burn permits. Too bad they didn’t have the foresight not to issue one to themselves before their controlled burn got out-of ...

Reader input: Fire service volunteers get trained, too

Sondra  Berry (Reader Input, May 26), your idea is a good one if we don’t have attorneys  OSHA, or the State Fire Marshal.   First, for the fire service v ...

No real start or end to fire season

RANCHO CORDOVA – With a sea of parched wildlands as their backdrop, area fire officials took the opportunity to address “fire season” as it exists in the fourth c ...

Experts discuss the lasting aftermath of wildfires

GEORGETOWN – In less than a month, the 2014 King Fire swept through nearly 100,000 acres of densely forested land between El Dorado and Placer counties. While the hugely des ...

2015 promises to be a big year in Auburn

The turning of another year will bring changes to the city of Auburn, changes residents and leaders should be aware of.Here are some of the key issues coming down the pipe line: P ...

Public safety: how far could consolidation go?

When the rumors of a city plan to consolidate the leadership of the Auburn police and fire departments first came out, many in the community imagined firefighters toting guns and c ...

Ruffcorn to take helm as interim director

Auburn officials formally announced their plans to make Police Chief John Ruffcorn the Interim Director of Emergency Service Administration Friday morning – a move that will ...

Reader Input: Heroes guarded Applegate residents

We are long-time Applegate residents, and we want to express our heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to the firefighters and all the agencies who fought the Applegate Fire and pro ...

Fire officials confident on Applegate containment

Firefighters are near full containment on the Applegate Fire despite gusty weekend weather throughout the region. The fire started around 1:30 p.m. Oct. 8 at multiple points along ...

Crews tackle remote wildfire

A 4-acre wild fire near Foresthill on Wednesday morning was likely the result of at least one lightning strike overnight or in the early morning hours. Officials with Cal Fire sai ...

Fire agencies train for dry season

Five fire engines and a parade of fire department pickups filed into the woods Friday under the Foresthill Bridge in Auburn, deploying firefighters and hoses at strategically place ...

Council to begin labor negotiations with firefighters, dispatchers

The Auburn City Council will be discussing labor negotiations with city firefighters and dispatchers in closed session before the start of the regular council session on Monday eve ...

NOON HOUR UPDATE: Brewery up and running at Auburn Airport Business Park; Cal Fire adding more firefighters; Charter school renewal denied and military history at Placer High

WHAT WE’RE WORKING ON: Ready for some craft beer right here in Auburn? Knee Deep Brewing Company, which moved its operations to the Auburn Airport Business Park recently, is ...

Editor's Notebook: A tip of the hat to firefighters

Fire, fire, everywhere: For weeks now, we’ve been waking to its smell in the morning, hearing its siren call day and night, and seeing the choppers and planes overhead ferryi ...