John Williamson

Local firefighters help with SoCal blaze

A strike team made up of 23 local firefighters made its way down to Southern California Thursday afternoon to assist in the effort to extinguish the 800-acre Cocos Fire in San Dieg ...

Historic Downtown Auburn Firehouse No. 1 rededicated

  Restored lovingly by volunteers over the last decade, Auburn’s “other” historic firehouse took its turn in the spotlight Friday. Built in 1888, Firehouse ...

49 Fire: Where was Auburn Fire?

A dispatch error that resulted in a failure to call the Auburn Fire Department to the scene of last year’s 49 Fire was remedied upon its discovery. According to Ian Gow, chief ...

Department ranked among nation’s busiest

The Auburn Fire Department is among the nation’s busiest fire agencies with one engine, a staff of 10, four relief positions and about eight volunteers. In the August edition of ...

City pays overtime mostly for police, fire

The City of Auburn paid $375,969 in overtime in 2008. The bulk of that overtime pay went to the Auburn Police Department ($195,380) and the Auburn Fire Department ($171,707). Fir ...