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."

Outdoor Burning Suspended

June 8, 2018 CAL FIRE Suspends Burn Permits in Amador, El- Dorado, Sacramento and Alpine Counties CAMINO – After another wet winter, warming temperatures and winds are quickly drying out the abundant annual grass crop. The increasing fire danger posed by the high volume of dead grass and hotter, drier conditions in the region is

Steep Terrain Fuels Treatment Demo

The USDA Forest Service, Cal Fire, and Sierra Pacific Industries in conjunction with the UC Cooperative Extension are sponsoring a hazardous fuels treatment demonstration (demo).  Focused on conventional and innovative technologies capable of operating on steep terrain (30% plus slope) the demo will be held on Sierra Pacific Industries managed lands near Ice House, California.  This

Congratulations to the Coloma Lotus Fire Safe Council

Thanks to the hard work of key volunteers in the Coloma Lotus Fire Safe Council, PG&E made the following award. “We are pleased to inform you that PG&E VM CEMA team has selected 2018 Bayne Rd. 1.8; Beach Court 0.2; Carvers Rd 0.7; Coloma Heights Road – 0.3; Mt. Murphy Rd 3.3; New River Road

Are You Ready For Wildfire?

With spring approaching, now is the time for homeowners to get “Ready” for a wildfire by maintaining an adequate Defensible Space and by hardening their home by using fire resistant building materials. Defensible Space is the buffer you create by removing dead plants, grass and weeds. Just a few simple steps can help get you

Ventura Fuel Reduction Project Saved Homes and Lives

The Project: The first phase of the project established a Temporary Refuge Area (TRA) as defined by Firescope – an identified area that firefighters can take refuge for temporary shelter and short-term relief in the event that emergency egress to an established Safety Zone is compromised. The second phase created a shaded fuel break to

Keep Fire Hydrants Accessible

El Dorado Irrigation District is asking for the community’s help by “adopting” a fire hydrant close to your home or business and keeping it free of weeds and shrubbery — or clear of snow in winter if you live above the snow line. When responding to a fire it is important that fire department personnel


Release Date: January 2, 2018 Closing Date: February 2, 2018 Grant funding has been obtained to perform hazardous tree mortality felling and chipping of tops and limbs on approximately 28 parcels within Grizzly Flats Fire Safe Council Sphere of Influence.  Many of the trees are large diameter and close to homes, utilities, and structures.  The


Megafires, individual fires that burn more than 100,000 acres, are on the rise in the western United States — the direct result of unintentional yet massive changes we’ve brought to the forests through a century of misguided management. What steps can we take to avoid further destruction? Forest ecologist Paul Hessburg confronts some tough truths


EL DORADO COUNTY FIRE SAFE COUNCIL IS SEEKING PROPOSALS FROM QUALIFIED CONTRACTORS TO PROVIDE RESIDENTIAL CHIPPING ON THE WEST SLOPE OF EL DORADO COUNTY. Release Date: November 13, 2017, Bidders meeting: 10:00am, December 4, 2017 Rescue Fire Protection District Station 83, 5221 Deer Valley Road, Rescue, CA 95672 Closing Date: December 14, 2017 Grant funding

Safe Home Heating

Even though we are currently experiencing warm weather, cooler weather is just around the corner.  Now is a good time to check your heating systems and clean your fireplaces.  In addition to the tips below, if you have baseboard heating, make sure furniture and drapes did not get moved too close to the heaters over

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