Wildland fires are one of the largest threats we face in the foothills. Is your home safe from the threat of a wildland fire? Please go to www.firesafecouncilnevco.com to review the recommended clearances to make you home defensible in case of a wildland fire. You can also visit our Links site and there you will find many resources and valuable information for fire prevention and safety. We encourage you to contact our Fire Department to schedule a free consultation on ways to improve your homes defensible space.
Debris Burning Safety
Here in the foothills, Spring and Fall are our traditional debris burning seasons. It can also be one of the busier times for your fire department due to escaped debris fires, unattended debris fires and sometimes, the unintentional ignition of a structure due to inadequate preparations, attention to conditions and observation until a pile is thoroughly extinguished.
Always call the appropriate phone number to confirm burn day status including appropriate burning hours:
PlacerCounty (within 12 miles of Auburn): (530) 889-6868
PlacerCounty: (800) 998-2876
NevadaCounty: (530) 274-7928
Truckee area: (530) 582-1027
More downloadable safety information available on our Files page
Grilling Safety Tips
Grilling Safety Tips part 2
Peardale Chicago Park personnel responded to a medical incident in a remote area near Chalk Bluff. The injured victim was stabilized and then lifted to a waiting rescue helicopter and flown to Sierra Nevada Hospital. Responders; Capt. Schreiber, Capt. Ramey and FF Marc Hagerman.