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."

Reminder: All Fireworks are illegal in El Dorado County

Enjoy a safe and happy Fourth Of July.  All fireworks (including sparklers) are illegal in El Dorado County.  You are personally responsible for suppression costs and damages from fires originating on your property.  Stay Fire Safe!

CAL FIRE Suspends Burn Permits

All burning is prohibited in El Dorado County until further notice. Please see the CAL FIRE web site for more details.

CAL FIRE – Ready For Wildfire

SMELL SMOKE? WANT TO KNOW WHAT’S GOING ON?  Sign up for CAL FIRE’s new Ready for Wildfire app.  Visit their web site at www.readyforwildfire.org for more information on their app, defensible space, information on dead trees and more.

PG&E Grant To Help Fund Chipping Program

Pacific Gas & Electric Company has agreed to provide funds to restart the El Dorado County Fire Safe Council’s Chipping Program. The program will be restarted immediately.

Friends of Seniors Spaghetti Feed

The Fiends of Seniors is having it’s 6th annual Spaghetti Feed benefiting the Senior Defensible Space Program in conjunction with the El Dorado County Fire Safe Council. The event will be held at the Mother Lode Lions Hall at 4701 Missouri Flat Rd, in Diamond Springs on Saturday, April 29th from 3 to 7 pm.

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

Heather Campbell Receives 2017 Wildfire Mitigation Award

We are proud to announce that Heather Campbell, Chair of the Pollock Pines Fire Safe Council, was recently selected to receive this prestigious national award.  She is one of fourteen winners nationwide and one of the few volunteers that were selected. The award is jointly sponsored by the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC), the


Due to a lack of funds the chipping program has been suspended.  The program has been funded by a USFS Grant administered by the California State Fire Safe Council for the last several years.   We (The El Dorado County Fire Safe Council) applied for continued funding but our grant request was not approved.  We also

Draft Community Wildfire Protection Plan Now Available

The draft Community Wildfire Protection Plan for the Western Slope of El Dorado County is now available for public comment.  The complete file is large (over 93 megabytes) and  contains numerous maps.  It will take some time to download and may effect your data usage.  Please provide feedback by responding to the Board using the