A MESSAGE FROM THE CHIEF
I am proud to have
your full-time Fire Chief since 1999. My position is appointed by
the elected Board of Directors.
The Placer Hills Fire
District provides emergency services to the communities of Applegate,
Clipper Gap, Eden Valley, Meadow Vista, Sleepy Hollow and Weimar. Our
two full-time staffed stations are Meadow Vista and Weimar. This
staffing pattern allows us to provide the public with an excellent 6
minute 30 second average response time. We also have an Applegate
Station which is for our volunteers and resident firefighters who
live there while off duty.
We staff our fire
with an Officer and a Paramedic. We respond to over 800 calls for
assistance every year. Almost 80% of our business is for medical
emergencies so having a paramedic on board provides an exceptional
level of service to our public. Our engines are staffed with a
combination of full-time and part-time personnel. We currently have
4 full-time and 35 part-time employees. Due to the economic crisis
of the past 5 years, we have been unable to fill 2 vacant full-time
We also supplement our
staffing with a dedicated corps of volunteers and we hold a volunteer
training academy every year for those interested in serving their
I believe our 6 minute
second average response time, with highly trained Officers,
Paramedics and Firefighters provides an amazing level of protection
for our rural community.
I am proud to be the
Chief of such a fine organization and, as always, very grateful for
the support shown to us by our communities.
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