Placer County seeking applicants to advise on wildfire preparedness efforts

Published Dec. 16, 2021

Placer County is seeking applicants for three open positions on the Placer Sierra Fire Safe Council.

The council represents Colfax, Secret Town, Alpine Meadows, Weimar, Applegate, Clipper Gap, Eden Valley, Alta and Dutch Flat. It’s led by community members who are appointed by the Board of Supervisors and Colfax City Council. Much like a neighborhood watch for wildfire preparedness, members mobilize neighbors to protect their homes, communities, pets and environments from catastrophic wildfire.

Ideal candidates will have a passion for community wildfire preparedness, interest in being the face of their neighborhood on fire-related issues, comfort interfacing with county officials and the time to commit to an advisory role.

Responsibilities of the position include monthly meetings, supporting community fire risk reduction projects, attending occasional community events, supporting wildfire preparedness outreach efforts and attending the county Firesafe Alliance meetings.

“These council positions are integral to our wildfire preparedness efforts,” said District 5 Supervisor Cindy Gustafson. “People who live in the communities we are working to prepare for wildfire are best equipped to serve as our local advisors. We look forward to working alongside these appointed members to best serve the county on this important issue.”

Applications are due by close of business Jan 7. Applications can be emailed to with the title “Placer Sierra Fire Safe Council application.” Appointments will be considered by the Board of Supervisors in January 2022 and the first meeting for the new council members will be in February. Learn more about the council at by calling 530-886-5300 or at