Projected 6 Month Study to Improve Placer County Fire Service
Placer County took a significant step toward updating a dated system of fire services delivery on the county’s western slope.
The Placer County Board of Supervisors approved a contract with an outside firm to conduct a fire services study. Under the contract, Citygate Associates of Folsom will collect data and provide recommendations on how best to economically provide adequate fire suppression and response to calls for emergency medical services.
“While I think that the immediate future is fairly secure for the independent special districts, there are real concerns within those districts, and our own district – Placer County Fire – about ongoing sustainability,” said District 5 Supervisor Jennifer Montgomery. “While I wish we didn’t have this challenge at all, I’m delighted that this study was spurred by some of those special districts that came to us and said ‘We really need to talk about this.’ It gives me hope that we will all be able to work together on the solution.”