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NevCo Consolidated Fire District Has New Chief

For the new chief of the Nevada County Consolidated Fire District it’s kind of a homecoming. Jason Robitaille has returned to California after a five-year stint in Arkansas. And he says he was grateful he got to shadow Jim Turner before he retired…

click to listen to Jason Robitaille

But with a spike in retirements this year, Robitaille says that makes the reduction of chronic staffing shortages even more challenging…

click to listen to Jason Robitaille

Robitaille says a new needs assessment for the district will soon be conducted, as part of an update of the strategic plan. He was born in Walnut Creek and says he developed an interest in firefighting at an early age, when he went to a school that was also next door to a fire department.

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