Chief's Message

I’m excited to be working together with everybody here in Placer County. The first few months have been challenging with a very steep learning curve and numerous continuing critical issues to address and resolve. I value having everyone within our agencies involved as a team in the development of both short term and long term goals and strategic planning.

My personal goal is to continue to collaboratively build a forward thinking, modern, cohesive organization with the Placer Hills, Foresthill and Newcastle Fire Protection Districts. My leadership style is based upon mutual respect and trust of all personnel! I am very proud and consider it an honor to serve as your Fire Chief.

You have my commitment to move our agencies forward together as a unified team. I am here to support all of you, our agencies and the public that we have all been sworn to serve! I believe that if everybody, including the Boards of Directors, staff, administration and fire suppression personnel are working together with the common goal of improving the services we provide to the citizens, increasing overall efficiency, operational effectiveness, the staffing levels on our engines, the training levels and working conditions for all of our personnel, there is no stopping us!

My priority for all of our personnel is to always think of safety as their number one focus and concern, both for firefighters and the public. I encourage everyone to engage in your departments, enjoy coming to work and rest assured that I will always lead by example and encourage each and every member of our agencies to do the same! I am dedicated to providing all of you with leadership that is focused on integrity, trust, mentoring and empowerment.

Kirk S. Kushen,
Fire Chief


Please avoid fires this summer with these tips.
Print your own flyer here.

Properly dispose of cigarettes and matches.

Avoid using equipment that creates sparks

Obey local burn bans and only burn if you obtain a permit

Do not use a lawn mower on weeds or dry grass

Be sure campfires are completely put out

Make sure no vehicle parts drag on the ground including towing chains

Board Meeting Alert

The Board Meetings have been moved to a new location which is:
Newcastle Elementary School District Office
645 Kentucky Greens Way
Newcastle, Ca. 95658

Board Meeting Documents

Here is the packet for the meeting on August 15th. Also, there are 3 additional documents below:

Unique Community Opportunity

Recording Secretary for the Newcastle Fire District Board of Directors to prepare the minutes of their monthly Board meetings in a “Word” document and email to the District’s secretary. The Fire Board meets on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 461 Main Street, Newcastle at 6 pm. Meetings usually last 1 to 2 hours. There may be a special meeting on occasion. The Recording Secretary receives $60 per meeting. If you are interested or would like more information, please call Gillian Lofrano at 530-878-0405 during business hours or email

Newcastle Fire Protection District Infection Control Officer

Our Infection Control Officer is: Fire Chief Kirk Kushen
530-878-0405 (daytime)
Or call dispatch at 530-886-5375 and ask for the Newcastle Duty Officer

Check out our CPF Firevision -- Mutual Aid 2018 video on our photos page.

New Station, New Website

You are now seeing our website in a new way. Over the past few weeks, we have updated our site to make it easier to navigate and find the items you are looking for. The About Us section will feature the history of our station, organizations in the community, how we support the Newcastle community, and our staff. Methods of Contact are on the Contact Us page as well as dates on our Calendar. The Board Info section will show Our Board of Directors, Agendas and Minutes, Financial Documents, General documents, and a separate page of items for our New Station. The Photos page will show recent pictures of our Ground-Breaking Ceremony and others of our staff in action. Finally, the Resources page will provide many ways for our citizens to be safe.

New Contractors Information

There is new contractors' information available in the Contractor's Section of this website with an addendum as well as answers to contractors' questions. Simply follow the link above and then click on "Contractor's Information". The answers are on the first link in the list.

Update: The Request for Proposals for Contruction Managers is available at the top of the Contractor's Section.

Job Application

If you are interested in a position with us, please fill out and submit this form.