Mission Statement

"The mission of EI Dorado County Fire Safe Council is to protect the people of EI Dorado County and their property from the effects of catastrophic wildfire through education, cooperation, innovation and action."

CAL FIRE Launches New Ready for Wildfire App

Being Ready for Wildfire has never been easier with CAL FIRE’s new Ready for Wildfire app. This new tool puts a whole library of step-by-step checklists in the palm of the user’s hand. It allows homeowners to track their progress while creating Defensible Space, hardening their homes with fire-resistant construction, assembling an emergency supply kit

Butte Fire Pine Acres Success Story

The Pine Acres Fuelbreak is a Community Wildfire Protection Plan wildland fire fuels reduction project within unincorporated Amador County that was conceived, constructed and has been maintained through the cooperative efforts of the CAL FIRE Amador -El Dorado Unit, the Amador Fire Safe Council and approximately forty private landowners. Read the  complete story of the

El Dorado County and Associates Awarded One Million Dollars In CAL FIRE Grants for Tree Mortality and Wildfire Prevention

It was a tough decision for the CAL FIRE officials. They had to select from numerous grant applications from various organizations in the County. Eight projects were selected out of more than 20 applications. Award dollars for the county were $1,068,840 which places us number 4 in the state. The implementation of the wildfire prevention

CAL FIRE Encourages Safe Cooking this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is upon us and CAL FIRE is reminding Californians about the dangers that can happen this holiday season.  Click on the header to read more.

Burn Suspension Lifted

CAL FIRE Amador El Dorado Unit announced today that the residential burning suspension has been lifted effective 10/17/2016.  Read more.

Burn Permits Suspended

The Amador El Dorado Unit issued a proclamation suspending all burn permits as of 8:00 am on June 27, 2016.

Residential Burn Permits

CAL FIRE announced today that residential burn permits will be required

New Partnership Focuses on Increased Use of Fire in California for Natural Resource and Public Benefits

Sacramento, Calif. – Federal and State agency officials gathered today with conservation and community fire protection groups to kick off the inaugural workshop for a Memorandum of Understanding that will promote the careful and expanded use of fire for natural resource and other social benefits in California. Wildland fuels are continuing to build up and

Burn Permit Suspension Lifted

Effective Monday November 9th 2015 at 8:00 am the burn permit suspension in Amador, El Dorado, Alpine, and Sacramento Counties will be lifted. CAL FIRE Amador- El Dorado acting Unit Chief Brian Estes is formally cancelling the burn permit suspension and advises that those possessing current and valid agriculture and residential burn permits can now

Outdoor Debris Burn Suspension Still in Effect

Camino – CAL FIRE would like to remind everyone in the Amador- El Dorado Unit that outdoor debris burning is suspended.   “The foothills have not experienced a shift in the overall moisture content of the brush and timber due to the lack of a significant rain event. Even though the temperatures are cooler, the