"Our Mission: We, the El Dorado Hills Fire Department, exist to serve and protect the Community through emergency management."

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Strategic Planning is a process that involves the statement of an organization's most important goals, the implementation of plans to achieve them, the assessment of progress, and the continual revision and update of objectives, resources, and schedules.  The El Dorado Hills Fire Department's Strategic Plan was recently updated and approved by the Board of Directors on February 20, 2014.  Please click on the link below to view the finalized document.

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The 2013 Annual Report has been finalized and is available for viewing.  Please click on the link below. 

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At the Special Board Meeting held on January 23, 2014, the Board of Directors approved Resolution 2014-04 to proceed with initiating annexation of the Latrobe Fire Protection District.  As of February 3, 2014, the Latrobe Fire Protection District Board of Directors approved to proceed with initiating annexation as well. The next step is to gain approval with El Dorado County Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) and the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors. To view the Annexation related documents, please visit the Documents and Forms webpage. If you have any questions regarding this Annexation, please contact Fire Dave Chief Roberts.

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At the Special Board Meeting held on January 23, 2014, Wallace Fullerton was appointed to the Board of Directors. He was appointed to fill the vacant position created by Director Lou Barber who resigned. Director Fullerton took the Oath of Office the same night and will remain in this position through the next election in November 2014.

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With California facing water shortfalls in the driest year in recorded state history, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. proclaimed on January 17, 2014 a State of Emergency and directed state officials to take all necessary actions to prepare for these drought conditions.

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We thank you for your toy donations to the Toys for Tots Program in El Dorado County for 2013! Our Toys for Tots Program Leader Chris Landry announces that it was another successful year. "El Dorado Hills collected over 5,000 toys through our local business partners, our station locations, and through the Santa Run. After combining all the donated toys in El Dorado County, Christmas was a bit brighter for over 7,000 local children." Thank you to all of you that took the time to help out with the toy drive and to those that donated toys so that others could have a happy holiday.

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According to the National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) on fires reported from 2008 to 2010, eighty-four percent of clothes dryer fires that occurred in buildings took place in residential buildings. The installation and maintenance of clothes dryers are an important part of making sure that a clothes dryer performs as designed and does not become a fire hazard.  Click here to view the Dryer Safety Flyer.

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Deputy Chief Jim O'Camb retired on December 23, 2013 after 17 years of dedicated service to the El Dorado Hills Fire Departmnet and community.  Deputy Chief O’Camb brought his vast knowledge and experience in both Firefighting and Emergency Medical Service Operations; became known for his strong work ethic, integrity, commitment to brotherhood, his fellow man and global humanitarian efforts; demonstrated his in-depth knowledge of the construction industry during his role as Fire Marshal as well as leading the planning process for building a new Station 84; approached challenging situations with a positive attitude; and focused on building positive relationships and partnerships within the Department and Community.

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On Friday, November 1st at 8 am, the Amador-El Dorado Unit (AEU) of CAL FIRE rescinded the burn restrictions due to the current and expected weather pattern which will allow homeowners to properly burn their debris piles that have accumulated over the summer. Please see the attachment below for more details.

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The Board of Directors of the El Dorado Hills County Water District adopted a preliminary budget on June 20, 2013. Read the public notice flyer for more information.

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Congratulations to Engineer/Paramedic Matt Belleci for being awarded the Firefighter of the Year by the El Dorado Hills Rotary Club.  Engineer Belleci undertook a massive project last year, planning a large training exercise in the Lakehills neighborhood which involved dozens of agencies and hundreds of residents.

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The El Dorado Hills Firefighters' Association is accepting applications for their annual scholarship awards program. Applications for eligible candidates may be obtained at the El Dorado Hills Fire Department or through the Counselors at Oak Ridge High School and Ponderosa High School.  The application deadline is Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.

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EDHFD and the Board of Directors have been evaluating multiple options to repair or improve the deteriorating conditions of Station 84 (located on Francisco Drive). It was decided by the Board of Directors to keep Station 84 at that location and to demolish the existing building and build a new station.  To read more and to view the plans, please click here...

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The El Dorado Hills Fire Department partnered with forty community representatives to establish a Strategic Plan. Understanding what the community expects of its fire and emergency service organization is critically important to developing a long-range perspective.

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On November 13, 2012, the El Dorado Hills Fire Department was dispatched to a residential structure fire on Reem Court. The occupant called 911 for smoke detector activation. El Dorado Hills Fire units responded along with assistance from El Dorado County Fire, El Dorado County Sheriff, and the City of Folsom Fire Department. El Dorado Hills Fire was the first to arrive and found the attic to be heavily involved in fire with smoke showing from the eaves. The occupants had evacuated prior to the arrival of fire units. Units were assigned to fire attack, vertical ventilation, and salvage/overhaul of the interior. As crews attempted to pull ceiling and attack the fire, the tile roof collapsed. All crews were then immediately accounted for as fire attack strategy was changed due to safety concerns. The attic fire was eventually extinguished with a majority of personal property successfully salvaged to the non-affected garage areas.

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Sand, shovels and bags are available and can be filled at each of the following Fire Stations in El Dorado Hills: Station 84 (2180 Francisco Dr.), Station 85 (1050 Wilson Blvd.), and Station 86 (3670 Bass Lake Rd.).

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El Dorado Hills Firefighters partner with El Dorado Hills CSD and El Dorado County to preserve a Christmas Tradition for the community.  For the past many years, El Dorado Hills Firefighters have decorated the "unofficial" community Christmas tree located at the El Dorado Hills Senior Center.  The sparkling tree spread holiday joy to residents passing by in the evenings between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day.

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El Dorado Hills Community Blood Drive takes place on Monday, November 26th from 1:30PM - 6:30PM.  Location is at CSD/Pavilions Building.  View the flyer...

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All RESIDENTIAL "DOORYARD" (FORM LE-62 a and b) BURNING PERMITS within State Responsibility Area and Local Responsibility Areas under contract to CAL FIRE will be SUSPENDED beginning 08:00 hours August 15, 2012.  Previously issued "Dooryard" permits will no longer be valid.  

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