Placer Hills Fire Protection District

Local fire district lays-off firefighters

Four firefighters were laid off in the Higgins Fire Protection District Wednesday and other Auburn-area departments say cutbacks may be on the horizon for them. The cuts come in ...

Measures don?t measure up to most voters

Semi-official election results indicate sweeping loss was a common theme among local measures. Measures A, D and E did not garner enough votes to pass, based on the most up-to- ...

Measure E too close to call, so far

Voters in the Placer Hills Fire Protection District voted on the district?s plea ? and iniative - to add a new fire tax, or potentially face losing paramedic service Tuesday. The m ...

Mysterious phone calls made in opposition to Measure E

Residents in the Placer Hills Fire District are reacting to a mysterious message from a woman encouraging them to vote against Measure E. The tax being proposed by the Placer Hill ...

Only voters can save services

On the June 5 election, Measure E will be submitted to the voters from the (Placer Hills Fire Protection) district. This measure asks for an additional $79 per year from each home ...

Beware of misleading phone call

Residents in the Placer Hills Fire Protection District (Meadow Vista, Weimar, Applegate and small portions of Colfax and Auburn): you are affected by Measure E. Because property t ...

Local fire districts asking for increase in fees

With revenue from property tax continuing to plummet and the need for fire and emergency services remaining steady, two local fire departments are asking June voters to decide what ...

Measure E a matter of life and death

Measure E on the June election ballot provides a safety guarantee for residents and businesses in the service area of the Placer Hills Fire Protection District. The fire district o ...

Placer Hills fire district asks voters for $79 a year

Placer Fire Protection District officials say passage of Measure E, which will appear on the June 5 Primary Election ballot, is essential to maintain current staffing and services ...

Ruffalo: Rural firefighting fee just latest taxpayer thugging

There’s a dreary axiom we political junkies know by heart. You know, the one about people love to eat sausages but really shouldn’t watch them being made. Well, judging by the ...

Firefighters save 5-year-old

Two local firefighters were involved in the rescue of a 5-year-old boy late Saturday morning. Captain Kevin Wegener and Firefighter Mike Lowry work full-time for the Sacramento Me ...

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 ...

Firefighter competition more than winning an award

It’s considered by some to be two of the toughest minutes in sports. The Firefighter Combat Challenge is a worldwide competition that challenges first responders to finish a gr ...

Placer Hills fire receives $400,000 grant

Placer Hills Fire is a little more than $400,000 the better thanks to a state grant. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency awarded $416 ...

Measure P will ensure continued fire protection

Yes on P! Republican Party Chairman Tom Hudson says that our Placer Hills Fire Protection District favors full-time unionized employees who must be paid year-round — for an area ...