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."

Seniors and Veterans Defensible Space Assistance Program

2019 El Dorado County Fire Safe Council Veterans and Senior Assistance Program

 Vegetation Removal for Veterans and Seniors Sponsored and Funded by El Dorado County Fire Safe Council

Requirements: The clearing work must be on your primary residence, occupied by you and located on the western slope of El Dorado County. This service is only available to veterans (including surviving spouses) regardless of age and/or seniors age 60 or older, who are financially unable to afford vegetation removal on your property and physically unable to do the work.

Participation in the program is voluntary and at no cost to applicant.

Here’s how the program works: An application must be filled out and submitted in order to be considered.

 A Fire Safe Council Volunteer will come to your property and make an evaluation of the work that needs to be accomplished to help create defensible space in accordance with PRC 4291. They will provide you with a copy of the evaluation, and will forward a copy to a designated landscape contractor.

A landscape contractor will perform the work designated on the evaluation form. The purpose of the work is to help create defensible space around your home, out buildings and to provide safe access along your driveway.  They will rake, weed-eat, remove brush and limb trees from around your structure(s).  Trees that are recommended for removal are the homeowner’s responsibilityThey will not clean roofs or gutters.

After the work has been completed, a representative from the Fire Safe Council may contact you to ensure the work complied with the evaluation form, and was accomplished to your satisfaction. The Fire Safe Council representative will then authorize payment for the work.

Cost: The Veterans and Senior Assistance Program will cover the cost up to $600 per household. This program is funded by El Dorado Veterans Commission Mini Grant and Sacramento Municipal Utility District.  Funding is limited, applications will be evaluated and served on a first received, first served basis for first time applicants; reoccurring applicants will be put on a waitlist.

For more information call 530-647-1700 or email us at board@edcfiresafe.org

        Click HERE to download a printable application form.