Placer County supervisors OK $12.1 million contract with Cal Fire
The Placer County Board of Supervisors approved Tuesday, Sept. 5, a $12.1 million contract with Cal Fire for the 2017-18 fiscal year.
The contract represents a 14 percent increase over the previous year. The increase was because of a labor rate hike negotiated in Cal Fire’s labor agreement with the state of California, according to a statement released by the board of supervisors.
The contract pays for 60 firefighters at eight fire stations, all of which are operated around the clock. The fire stations are located in Alta, Colfax, Bowman, North Auburn, Ophir, Lincoln, Dry Creek, and the Sunset area in western Placer.
The Placer County fire service area covers 475 square miles of unincorporated Placer County. Fire protection service in Placer County is provided by 17 independent fire districts and by the county through its deal with Cal Fire.