Office of Emergency Services

Jim Ruffalo: The Christmas mood seems cheerier this year

Is it just me, or is it getting nicer around here? Well, maybe “nicer” isn’t the correct word, but more about my problem with picking the correct word later in this column. ...

County has guidelines to fire debris removal

Auburn homeowners have made a lot of progress clearing debris from the 49 Fire. As Placer County’s Oct. 15 deadline for debris removal approaches, Jill Pahl, county environment ...

Make sure we don’t overlook lessons from fire

Residents and business owners who saw their lives forever changed by the 49 Fire returned Tuesday to witness the deadly recipe of weather, wind and flame that ripped through their ...

County prepares for big one at Tahoe

Scientists say the Lake Tahoe area is overdue for a major earthquake. But a quake won’t catch Placer County flat-footed. It’s something the county’s emergency services divis ...