Thank you for visiting our CAL FIRE/Placer County Fire Department website. The men and women of PCFD have a proud history of serving our Placer County communities. Through a long-standing Cooperative Fire Protection Agreement with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) that was first initiated in 1952, we integrate state and local firefighting resources, career and volunteer, into an effective combination fire department. From our eight career and five volunteer fire stations, we provide all risk fire and emergency medical services to a 475-square-mile territory from the rural crest of the Sierra to the dense urban valley floor. We serve a population of 57,000 residents and businesses in unincorporated Placer County and protect over $7 billion in private property and infrastructure: responding to over 15,000 calls for service annually.
Surrounded by profound natural beauty and a diverse and expansive landscape, Placer County is a natural wonder. This diverse geographical region presents inherent hazards ranging from flooding in the valley regions to major transportation portals, world class recreation areas, and the ever-present threat of large damaging wildfires in the wildland urban interface of the foothills and mountain regions. The Placer County Fire Department is prepared to respond to each of these environments with our highly trained responders. In addition to suppressing all fire types, the Placer County Fire Department is comprised of specialists in emergency response disciplines including basic and advanced life support, technical rescue, swift-water rescue, hazardous materials, fire investigation and complex incident command. We work collaboratively and cooperatively with our partners in public safety and are constantly training on emerging trends in emergency response.
Again, thank you for visiting our website. We look forward to providing updates on responses, activities, and critical fire prevention and life-safety messages and resources. I am proud to lead the men and women of the CAL FIRE / Placer County Fire Department, and I speak for all of us when I say it is an absolute honor to serve the people of Placer County as your County Fire Chief.