The Northstar Fire Department and Placer County are preparing for the arrival of additional COVID-19 cases. The Fire Chief, Division Chief, and Forester are working remotely to reduce the chance of spreading the virus. Both stations are staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our crews are on strict orders to practice social distancing and remain in quarters unless operations or an emergency dictates otherwise. Our goal is to keep our crews healthy so they can help our community when called upon. If you need assistance, please call 911 for emergencies or (530) 562-1212 for non-emergencies. Both stations, Division Chief Gibeaut, Forester Barron, and myself are available via email or phone.
I urge everyone to follow the orders from Placer County and Governor Newsom. Please shelter in place except for food, social distance exercise, or medical necessity. If you have questions regarding COVID-19, or are concerned you may have COVID-19, please call the Tahoe Forest Hospital COVID-19 hotline at: (530) 582-3450. Do not go to the hospital or your health care provider's office if you have illness symptoms without calling the hotline, unless you are having a medical emergency. As always, the Northstar Fire Department is here to help for any life threatening emergency. If you call 911 and are experiencing flu like symptoms (cough, fever, chills, stomach issues, etc.), please notify the 911 dispatcher so our crews will be properly equipped when they arrive.
It is important that our residents receive the most up-to-date and accurate information regarding the virus, its spread, and ways to reduce your risk. When researching information on the virus, I encourage everyone to use reputable sources. Below are links to official information regarding COVID-19.
Thank you for your assistance during this difficult time. Rest assured, the Northstar Fire Department is here for you.