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Protect Placer

Protect Placer

Placer County is dedicated to the prevention of wildfires and encourages its residents to take advantage of the resources on this page to educate themselves on creating defensible space around their homes. The Camp Fire, a devastating wildfire that destroyed Paradise, California, in November 2018 has pushed this community concern to the forefront.  Although the county has no jurisdiction over fire services, it does actively work to educate its residents on ways to take personal responsibility for wildfire prevention and preparedness. All residents are encouraged to sign up for Placer Alert, the county’s emergency notification system, and familiarize themselves with evacuation routes around their neighborhood. Ready, Set, Go!, a Cal Fire emergency preparedness plan is an effective education program that the county advocates all residents understand and share with their families. Additionally, Placer County is committed to working with its state and federal partners to reduce the region’s vulnerability to wildfires by removing dead trees and restoring forest health. Fire prevention is a community-wide effort and we thank you for helping us to protect Placer.

Featured Video 


Wilder than Wild Documentary

Have you seen this documentary? The Placer County Fire Safe Alliance will be holding screenings of the this eye opening documentary in early 2019.  The hour-long film details the changing wildfire conditions in California .

Keep your eye on this site for a schedule of screenings and watch the trailer here.

Schedule of Screenings
Foresthill Veterans Memorial Hall
Date: January 30
Time: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Address: 24601 Harrison Street, Foresthill, CA 95631


Placer Alert

CAL FIRE's Ready for Wildfire website is full of resources, like an evacuation guide, to help you prepare for when wildfire strikes.

Tree mortality continues to be a local emergency in Placer County. Visit our tree mortality webpage to learn about the danger, and what you can do to help decrease risk to your property.

The Placer County Fire Safe Alliance provides community assistance, informational and educational programs in an effort to reduce wildfire danger to life and property in our county.

Need assistance with reducing fire hazards by creating defensible space? The Placer Resource Conservation District has grant funding to help reduce the cost to landowners for using the Placer County Chipper Program

Learn more about residential burning and check burn day information on the Placer County Air Pollution Control District website.

North Lake Tahoe fire prevention resources for residents in eastern Placer County.

Placer County Office of Emergency Services, in cooperation with local cities, special districts, and fire along with law enforcement agencies, provides emergency management services.

How to Become a Firewise Community

The Firewise USA® program provides a collaborative framework for neighbors to reduce wildfire risks at the local level. The national recognition program’s annual criteria is designed to empower and engage residents living in wildfire prone areas with a plan and actions that can increase their home’s chances of surviving a wildfire; while also making it safer for firefighters.

Steps to Becoming a Firewise Community

How To Prepare Your Home For Wildfires 


For more information about becoming a Firewise Community, contact: Luana Dowling.