Loomis Fire Protection District

Walder takes over as Loomis fire chief

Eric Walder was 21 and playing football for Sierra College when he knew he wanted to be a firefighter. “There was a house on fire next to my parent’s house in Granite ...

Loomis fire district to hire paramedics

Advanced life-support will be offered by the Loomis Fire Protection District, likely starting in July. The Loomis Fire Protection District board of directors voted unanimously at ...

Community reactions mixed to Wheeler case

Reaction to a state board’s decision Oct. 21 to uphold a judge’s ruling against Loomis Town Councilman Dave Wheeler, who has been ordered to repay nearly $500,000 in al ...

CalPERS board rules against Wheeler

A state retirement board ruled Wednesday against Loomis Town Councilman, and former fire district chief, Dave Wheeler, a decision that could cost him close to $500,000. Wheeler, w ...

Loomis councilman odered to repay nearly $500k

David Wheeler, a Loomis town councilman and former fire chief, has been ordered to repay hundreds of thousands of dollars in pension benefits by an administrative law judge. In a ...

Loomis students and parents organize drive for fire victims

Firefighter Karl Fowler came off duty Friday morning after having worked all but eight hours in the last 14 days. Fowler, the South Placer Fire District’s battalion chief, h ...

Number of reserve firefighters double

With four reserve firefighters graduating June from the Loomis Fire Academy, the Loomis Fire Protection District has doubled its reserves. And that will “definitely help&rdq ...

Another View

Loomis Fire Protection District (LFPD) has completed one year of a three-year contract for administrative services from South Placer Fire District (SPFD). South Placer Fire Distr ...

CalPERS says Loomis Fire permanently hired a 'retired annuitant'

The state and the Loomis Fire Protection District don’t agree on the terms of hiring for Chief Dave Wheeler. The California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) r ...

Does Loomis Fire audit 'smack of politics?'

The political battle being fought in Loomis over Fire Chief and Town Councilman Dave Wheeler may be spreading to the state level. Loomis Fire Protection District board members ...

Grass fire extinguished near Placer Elementary

A grass fire broke out Thursday afternoon near Placer Elementary School, in rural Loomis. Dave Wheeler, Loomis Fire Protection District Chief, said the call came in at 1:45 p.m., ...

Loomis man dies in house fire, son critical

  A Loomis house fire on Sunday left one man dead and his son in critical condition, fire officials said. Dave Wheeler, Loomis Fire Protection District chief, said the call ...

Loomis Fire remembers 9/11

The Loomis Fire Protection District created a display to commemorate the 12th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001 and to honor the 343 firefighters and paramedic ...

Loomis grass fire quickly contained

A one-acre grass fire near Placer Elementary School was quickly contained Monday afternoon. Battalion Chief Bill McKenzie, with Cal Fire, said the call came in at 4:27 p.m., Sept. ...

Loomis strike team makes narrow escape at American Fire

Loomis strike team members had a harrowing experience while fighting the American Fire. On their first day out, the four-member Loomis Fire Protection District crew escaped unharm ...