Fire Chief's Message

Chief Michael Ridley

Chiefs Message

Are YOU Prepared?

The Bridge Fire brought a lot of concerns for the citizens of the greater Foresthill area. This fire was quickly contained at 411 acres, thanks to a quick and massive response of ground and air resources. Then, in late December and early January, the areas of the foothills including the Foresthill Fire Protection District was the recipient of a massive winter storm that brought down thousands of trees and numerous power and communications lines. Both of these incidents bring forth the question of were you prepared?

We live and work in an area of the state that requires us to be prepared for anything. Whether it is to evacuate or shelter-in-place.

There is a lot of material on the internet to help you be prepared. We also have a 12-page brochure on preparing your property and yourself in the event of a fire, available at our Fire Administration Office on Main Street and at our Fire Stations. Soon we will have a brochure for mobile homes. This brochure will be the first in the nation. These materials were part of a the Ready, Set, Go grant we received in 2020 from the International Association of Fire Chiefs.

Come see the Defensible Space Demonstration Site at the Leroy Botts Memorial Park for ideas on keeping your property hardened against the threat of a fire.

The Fire District has an Emergency Radio Station that runs 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. In the event of an emergency tune to 1020 AM to hear emergency information pertaining to the event. This radio is also used to broadcast public service information.

The district also posts on social media on local and regional events that are or could impact our area. Follow us on Facebook, Nextdoor, and Twitter.

Visit our website at for more information on being prepared for wildland fires and other helpful tips in the event of an Emergency.