firefighters

Board axes battalion chief job in Newcastle

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

  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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...