A standard first-alarm assignment for structure fires in fire hydrant areas consists of a minimum four engine companies, two ladder trucks, and two battalion chiefs. A safety officer and fire investigator will respond as needed to all greater alarm assignments. In areas without fire hydrants the response is augmented to a minimum of four engine companies, one ladder truck, one water tender, and two battalion chiefs. The on-duty battalion chief may add or reduce the assignment as they deem necessary to accomplish the mission.
A standard wildland fire response consists of a minimum of the four closest wildland engines any type, one-water tender, and a chief officer. Additionally, a full wildland response will be dispatched from Grass Valley Emergency Communications center producing a full Cal Fire response including aircraft in areas of the District that are within the state responsibility area. In the local responsibility area, the District has an agreement for the use of Sac Metros firefighting helicopter and bulldozer. A safety officer and fire investigator will respond as needed to all greater alarm assignments. District personnel are trained in wildland-urban interface firefighting tactics and strategies. The crews are equipped to provide structure protection and a quick initial attack on wildland fire incidents.
Daily emergency response staffing consists of sixteen (16) career fire personnel with a minimum of five (5) being Paramedics, one (1) apprentice firefighter, and two (2) intern firefighters. Working a 24-hour shift assignment, operating ten (10) pieces of first-line fire-fighting apparatus, (2) paramedic ambulances, plus a battalion chief with a command vehicle, out of five (5) staffed fire stations 24/7 and one (1) volunteer fire station.
Rescue & Extrication
The District has extrication equipment (jaws of life) deployed on Truck 17 and Engine 18 both units carry specialized equipment designed to carry out rescues such as traffic collisions and industrial accidents. A chief officer responds on all rescue responses. The District is working toward deployment status as a Type II Urban Search and Rescue Team that will ultimately be a regional cadre responding RT-14.
Hazardous Materials Emergency Response
The District dispatches the closest engine-company to investigate all reported hazardous materials incidents. The Districts employees are certified to the responder level of hazardous materials response. One of three local Hazardous Materials Teams can be requested to the incident if required. The closest Hazardous Materials Team to the District is located in the City of Roseville.
Emergency / Disaster Management
The District is an active participant in the Placer County Incident Management Team and can utilize the team during large scale incidents within the District. Additionally, Command Staff of the District work with the Placer County Office of Emergency Services during County wide emergencies when the County emergency command center (ECC) is opened. The Districts Fire Chief as the OAC and the first alternate Region IV Coordinator will be one of the first notified of any incident that would affect the District.