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."


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


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

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

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

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