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."

Prepare For an Early Fire Season

Last Saturday, the Eldorado National Forest responded to  5 fires.  Two of the fires were over 30 acres each.  Last year, the ENF did not have any fires requiring a Type 3 IC until the King Fire. [read more]

Chipping is Back!

The EDCFSC has resumed its chipping service and the link to the Request for Chipping application is now available. Our contractor has promised to provide resources needed to catch up with the backlogged requests. To all of you who have been waiting for your material to be chipped, we thank you for your patience.

Chipping Service Suspended

The EDCFSC residential chipping program has been suspended until further notice. We regret that we will not be able to accept new requests for chipping until we are confident that we have an agreement with a contractor that can fulfill the requirements of the program in a timely manner. We are attempting to service those

CAL FIRE Local Burn Bans Lifted

CAL FIRE’s Nevada-Yuba-Placer and Amador-El Dorado Units have lifted the suspension of residential burning within State Responsibility Area (SRA) effective 8 a.m. on Monday, November 3, 2014.  Read More.

King Fire Recovery Workshop

The University of California Cooperative Extension Central Sierra will hold a workshop for forest and woodland landowners affected by the Sand and King fires on October 24 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.  The workshop will be held at the Pleasant Valley Grange, 4765 Pleasant Valley Road.  Workshop details and registration are available at http://ucanr.edu/postfireworkshop.

Residential Chipping Program

Applications are now being accepted for the El Dorado County Fire Safe Council Residential Chipping Program thanks to funding from PG&E. The application form can be found at Action/Chipping Program.

Sand Fire Fundraiser

Please help the victims of the recent Sand fire by attending the fundraiser to be held at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds in Placerville on Friday August 22, 2014 from 5 pm to 10 pm. There will be live music, a pasta and salad dinner, prizes and a raffle. Tickets are $10 per person or


The residents of Nashville/Sandridge, Sommerset, Outingdale, River Pines Estates and Logtown wish to express their gratitude to the many firefighters who worked valiantly to protect these communities during the recent Sand fire.  See the the Nashville/West Sandridge Page for more.

Current Fire News

Up to date information on current fires can now be accessed directly from the home page of this El Dorado County Fire Safe Council Website.  Links to the three most popular sites are show below.


EL DORADO COUNTY FIRE SAFE COUNCIL IS SEEKING PROPOSALS FROM QUALIFIED CONTRACTORS TO IMPLEMENT THE 2014/2015 RESIDENTIAL CHIPPING PROGRAM. Grant funding has been obtained funding to continue the EDC Fire Safe Council Residential Chipping Program.  Please download a complete copy of the Request for Proposal by clicking  here ‎ or email board@edcfiresafe.org, or contact EDC Fire