Rocklin Fire Department

Fire station dedicated to 'Smokey' Browning

Rocklin Volunteer Assistant Chief Lee “Smokey” Browning, now in his 44th year with Rocklin Fire, is being recognized in a big way. Following the nomination by former Rocklin Fi ...

Rocklin crew returns from Robbers Fire

Hiking with 50 pounds of fire hose in 100 degree temperatures over rough and steep terrain doesn?t sound like a walk in the park. But for Rocklin firefighters fighting the Robbers ...

Rocklin's interim chief fired up

Rocklin Fire Chief Bill Mikesell doesn?t officially retire until July 13, but he?s doing everything he can to make the leadership transition as painless as possible not only for th ...

Summers named interim Rocklin Fire Chief

Veteran firefighter James Summers will become interim Rocklin Fire Chief when Fire Chief Bill Mikesell steps down on July 13. Summers, a Battalion Chief with Special Operations, is ...

Rocklin Fire forced to move headquarters

It was supposed to be secret, but an unusual move to raise money to fund a new Rocklin officer has pushed details of a complicated deal with Placer County into the public eye. “ ...

Santa joins firefighters for visit to neighborhoods

Santa Claus has again requested the assistance of the Rocklin firefighters in escorting him through Rocklin’s non-gated neighborhoods to visit children of all ages. Santa will r ...

Quest for fire stations difficult

Despite population growth, ever increasing calls for service and lagging response times in troubled areas, the Rocklin Fire Department’s goals for two more fire stations may be t ...

Rocklin assists with Lincoln tanker fire

After the Lincoln Police station was shut down when a tanker fire forced the evacuation of downtown Lincoln, dispatch operations were moved to Rocklin’s police headquarters on Ro ...

Police, fire logs

Taken from incident reports at the Rocklin Police Department, 4500 Rocklin Road. July 24Illusion Smoke Shop, located at 5514 Pacific St., was burglarized just after 5 a.m. Approxim ...

Rocklin Fire Department incident log

Information taken from Rocklin Fire Department log at station at 4060 Rocklin Road. JUNE 27 About 9 a.m., Rocklin fire crews assisted Lincoln Fire in putting out a wild land f ...

Regional effort douses Sierra Pine fire

15-foot flames shoot out of roof as the fire just misses igniting toxic chemicals By Jon Brines Placer Herald Correspondent The black, bitterly pungent smoke was enough to make ...

Officials seize on $1.1 million in savings

In an effort to shore up the budget in the face of the lagging great recession, the city of Rocklin is now implementing a series of serious cost-savings measures and reorganization ...

Rocklin Fire Department looks back on busy 2010

The Rocklin Fire Department has weathered a busy 2010 despite budget cuts, pay cuts and the ever-threatening state budget crisis. “These are difficult times, but the fire dep ...

Christmas basket program gives children in need holiday joy with toys and coats

He may be the most understanding, upbeat and interactive man in Rocklin, and that’s why Rocklin Fire Chief Bill Mikesell has so many heartwarming stories to share. True-to-life s ...