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."

April 29, 2021: DEFENSIBLE SPACE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM IS CLOSED

The Defensible Space Assistance Program is closed to new applications.  We will continue to process applications POSTMARKED by April 29, 2021.

2021 DEFENSIBLE SPACE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM IS NOW OPEN

April 22, 2021: The El Dorado County Fire Safe Council’s Defensible Space Assistance Program for Seniors, Veterans and Those with Low Income has received grant funding and is now open for new applications. The program will close once 45 applications are received. Please click on the Assistance tab at the top of this page to

El Dorado County Vegetation Management/Defensible Space Ordinance

Did you know that El Dorado County has a vegetation management and defensible space ordinance? In April 2019, the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors put in place an ordinance to assist with enforcing State requirements for defensible space on private property. What does that mean for you? As a homeowner, State law requires that

RFP FOR DEFENSIBLE SPACE CONTRACTOR

March 10, 2021: The El Dorado County Fire Safe Council is now accepting bids for the Defensible Space Assistance Program which serves qualified Senior, Veteran and Low-Income residents of the western slope of El Dorado County. Click on “Read More” to see the complete RFP and sample contractor contract. The Request for Proposal can be

El Dorado County Vegetation Management/Defensible Space Ordinance

Did you know that El Dorado County has a vegetation management and defensible space ordinance? In April 2019, the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors put in place an ordinance to assist with enforcing State requirements for defensible space on private property. What does that mean for you? As a homeowner, State law requires that

DEFENSIBLE SPACE PROGRAM IS CLOSED

The Defensible Space Assistance Program is closed to new applications.  We will continue to process applications RECEIVED by November 12, 2019.

REQUESTS FOR PROPOSALS

THE EL DORADO COUNTY FIRE SAFE COUNCIL IS SEEKING PROPOSALS FROM QUALIFIED CONTRACTORS TO PROVIDE DEFENSIBLE SPACE CLEARANCE AND THE EL DORADO COUNTY FIRE SAFE COUNCIL IS SEEKING PROPOSALS FROM QUALIFIED CONTRACTORS TO UPDATE AND AMEND THE WESTERN EL DORADO COUNTY COMMUNITY WILDFIRE PROTECTION PLAN  Click on “Read More” to see the complete RFPs and the defensible

EDC Fire Safe Council Awarded $1.7 Million !!!

We were notified on Friday, August 3rd that the El Dorado County Fire Safe Council was awarded four CAL FIRE grants totaling $1,739,538.  Two grants will benefit the entire western slope of the county, Residential Chipping and Green Waste removal and the Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP).   Two other grants will benefit the communities of

Fuel Breaks Save Homes in Colorado

  Proactive fuel breaks protect nearly $1B in homes, infrastructure during CO wildfire Thursday, June 28, 2018 – 10:00 A helicopter drops water to cool off hot spots at the edge of a hazardous fuels treatment as the Buffalo Fire erupts on June 12, 2018. USDA photo. COLORADO—When the Buffalo Fire (link is external) sparked

Have a Safe 4th of July

Fireworks are Illegal in El Dorado County ALL fireworks are illegal in El Dorado County.  El Dorado County Municipal Code 8.08.050 states: “Any person who uses, discharges or possesses any fireworks within the unincorporated territory of the county is guilty of a misdemeanor”.  Violation of this law could result in 6 months of jail time

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