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

Board Meeting November 15, 2017

Here are the documents for the meeting

Ground-breaking Ceremony Oct. 12, 2017

A small but strong turn-out attended this event for a much-needed improvement for the community. Check out the pictures here.

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.

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