Placer County is located in both the Sacramento Valley and Sierra Nevada regions, in what is known as the Gold Country. It stretches from the suburbs of Sacramento to Lake Tahoe and the Nevada border. As of the 2010 census, it had a population of 348,432. There are 1,503 square miles in Placer County and the county seat is Auburn.
Placer County was home to the Maidu and Miwok Native Americans for hundreds of years. The discovery of gold in 1848 brought tens of thousands of miners from around the world, in addition to many more thousands intending to provide goods and services to the miners. Gold mining was a major industry through the 1880s, but gradually the new residents turned to farming the fertile foothill soil, harvesting timber and working for the Southern Pacific Railroad.
There are three acute care hospitals located in Placer County including a Level II Trauma Center, two STEMI Receiving Centers and all three hospitals are designated Stroke Receiving Centers. Emergency ground ambulance service for the majority of Placer County is provided by American Medical Response under an Exclusive Operating Agreement (EOA). Foresthill Fire Protection District, North Tahoe Fire Protection District and South Placer Fire District also provide emergency ambulance service to their districts under Exclusive Operating Agreements (EOAs).
Fire DepartmentsAlpine Meadows Fire Department (North Tahoe Fire Protection District) (530) 583-6913 Alta Volunteer Fire Protection District
33950 Alta Bonnynook Road
Alta, CA 95701 (530) 389-2676 Auburn City Fire Department
1225 Lincoln Way, Room 7
Auburn, CA 95603 (530) 823-4211, ext. 2 Colfax Volunteer Fire Department
Truckee, CA 96160
126 Joiner Parkway
Lincoln, CA 95648 (916) 645-4040 Loomis Fire Protection District
5840 Horseshoe Bar Road
Loomis, CA 95650 (916) 652-6813 Newcastle Fire Protection District
9211 Cypress Street
Newcastle, CA 95658 (916) 663-3323 Northstar Fire Department 910 Northstar Drive Truckee, CA 96161 (530) 562-1212 North Tahoe Fire Protection District 222 Fairway Drive Tahoe City, CA 96145 (530) 583-6913 Penryn Fire Protection District 7206 Church Street
Penryn, CA 95663 (916) 663-3389 Placer County Fire Department
3091 County Center Drive, Suite 160
Auburn, CA 95603 Placer Hills Fire Protection District
16999 Placer Hills Road
Meadow Vista, CA 95722 (530) 878-0405 Rocklin Fire Department
4060 Rocklin Road
Rocklin CA 95677 (916) 625-5300 Roseville Fire Department
401 Oak Street
Roseville, CA 95678 (916) 774-5800 South Placer Fire Protection District 6900 Eureka Road Granite Bay, CA 95746 (916) 791-7059 Squaw Valley Fire Department 305 Squaw Valley Road Olympic Valley, CA 96146 (530) 583-6111