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

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The Food Bank provides food assistance on a daily basis in partnership with over 40 local emergency food response agency sites including battered women's shelters, senior centers, local food pantries, under privileged youth programs, youth shelters, soup kitchens, maternity homes and more.  Read on...

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coliationThe El Dorado Hills Community Vision Coalition is partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), state, local, and tribal law enforcement officials, and others to hold a third National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, this Saturday, Oct. 29th at the locations listed below.  Read on...

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EDHFD supports the fight against breast cancer!!

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hathaway_and_boy"A young boy hand delivers a THANK YOU from his Lake View Elementary Kindergarten class for the awesome field trip they took to EDH Fire."

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The El Dorado Hills Fire Department has responded to the Grand Jury's Report GJ010-013.  Please follow the link below to read the letter from Vice President Hidahl and to view the Grand Jury Response.  Read more...

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Labor Day Weekend, the official close of summer, will be here before we know it.  No one likes summer activities to end.  Unfortuantely, once school starts and the kids are involved in after-school activities, along with homework and other social engagements, there is little time for boating.  People always try to jam in as much boating as possible during the Labor Day Weekend.  That is why we need to talk about Labor Day Weekend Boating Safety Tips.  Read more...

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 The El Dorado Hills Firefighters' Association 40th Annual Wine, Cheese and Brew Festival will be held on Saturday, September 8, 2012.
Buy Tickets online - Buy 10 tickets, get 2 FREE!!!
 
Community support enables the Association to give back to the community by providing emergency medical equipment, supporting the Volunteer Firefighter program, the School Prevention program, high school/college scholarships programs, sponsoring youth activities, the Every 15 Minutes Program, Bike Safety Rodeos, our annual Santa Run and more (for a list of all programs, click here.)
Tickets may be purchased at any El Dorado Hills Fire Station. 
For more information, please contact the Fire Department's Administrative Office at (916) 933-6623.


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On February 13, 2012, at 11:36 p.m., Chief 8500, Battalion 85, 4 engines, Truck 85, Medic 85, Air 85 and an automatic aid engine from Cameron Park responded to a commercial structure fire at the Fortune Garden Restaurant on Embarcadero Drive.

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On January 28, 2012, at approximately 07:30 a.m., El Dorado Hills Fire Department Engine 84 and other units were dispatched to an apartment fire on Apple Grove Circle in El Dorado Hills.  The affected apartment was a downstairs unit in a large complex.  Bystanders advised E84 that they believed a victim may be in the apartment.  After forcing entry, the engine crew successfully searched, ventilated, and extinguished the apartment.  During the search, the crew discovered and removed a deceased victim.  The El Dorado County Sheriff Department was called to the scene because it involved a fatality.  The fire cause is under investigation.  Participating agencies included El Dorado Hills Fire, Cameron Park Fire, and Cal Fire.

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On January 18, 2012, at 10:46 p.m., Engine 87, Truck 85, and Battalion 85 responded to a commercial fire alarm at White Rock Village Apartments. The residents of the apartment had an oven fire that activated the sprinkler system. Upon arrival, the unit involved had no active fire at scene; however, E87 reported an activated sprinkler in the kitchen of the residence with a large volume of water evacuating the unit. Additional resources were called to the scene for specialized water vacuums. Crews were able to stop the water flow and extract the water with vacuums. Two individuals sustained minor injuries. The sprinkler was fixed and water was restored to the buildings. 

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On December 23, 2011 at 08:43 a.m., units from El Dorado Hills Fire Department, Cameron Park Fire Department and Rescue Fire Department responded to a residential structure fire on Tea Rose Drive in the Hills of El Dorado subdivision. Engine 88 from Cameron Park Fire and Engine 86 from El Dorado Hills Fire (Bass Lake Road Station) arrived simultaneously and attacked the fire which had started in some leaf litter just below a pellet stove vent on the outside of the structure.  The fire extended to a fence and worked its way up the side of the house, eventually making its way back into the chimney chase through a crack just under the eave. The homeowner was attempting to extinguish the fire with a garden hose upon the Fire Department's arrival; however, the fire had already established itself inside the structure's walls and required some demolition of the interior sheetrock and exterior stucco to fully extinguish.  Had the homeowners not discovered the fire and called 911 as quickly as they had, the outcome would have been far worse. Keeping the pellet stove vent area clear of leaves could have prevented this fire from occurring.  The same preventative measure goes for tree branches or flammable items located near chimneys, vents, barbeques, and other possible heat sources.

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On December 17, 2011 at 4:21 a.m., Engine 84 responded to a residential structure fire in the Salmon Falls area. The owners of the home were awakened by a large "popping" sound and attempted to put water on the fire with a garden hose while dialing 911. Upon arrival, E84 reported a fully involved garage fire threatening the rest of the house.  Power lines to the house were arcing and hindered the crews efforts to attack the fire. Once the garage portion of the fire was knocked down, crews were able to fight an established attic fire and vertically ventilate the structure. The fire was stopped in the front portion of the attic and the majority of the home was saved.  Rescue Fire, Cameron Park (Cal Fire), and PG&E assisted with call.

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On February 21, 2012, at 11:55 a.m., Division Chief 8502, all four EDH engines, Truck 85, Medic 85, Air 85 and two automatic aid engines from Rescue and Cameron Park responded to a residential structure fire on Pescara Place in the Serrano subdivision. Division Chief 8502 and Engine 86 from the Bass Lake Station were the first to arrive and prepared for an interior attack on the fire which was located in a third floor bedroom and was extending into the attic.  E86's crew, which happened to have four personnel on-duty instead of three because of a new firefighter apprentice program, made entry into the home and found extremely hot and smoky conditions in the third floor stairwell.  The crew requested ventilation from Truck 85, which had just arrived on scene.  Truck 85's crew ventilated the third floor by reaking windows from the elevated ladder, thus allowing Engine 86 to enter the third floor bedroom and quickly extinguish the fire.  Other on-scene crews provided support by performing a secondary search of the home for possible victims, checking the attic for extension, and assisting with salvage and overhaul operations.

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The Board of Directors of the El Dorado Hills County Water District (Fire Department) on Thursday, June 16, 2011, adopted a preliminary budget that is available at the El Dorado Hills Fire Station, 1050 Wilson Blvd., El Dorado Hills, California, Monday to Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for inspection by interested taxpayers.  Read more...

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fireworks_16_smallTuesday, July 3rd 6-11:30pm. Badge to Badge Chili Cook-Off, Kids Area, Live Music and a Fabulous Fireworks Show! Read more...

Sacramento – Starting July 1, 2011 new legislation will go into effect requiring homeowners to install carbon monoxide detectors in every California home; a move CAL FIRE officials say will save lives. "Carbon monoxide is a silent killer, each year claiming the lives of an average of 480 people," said Acting State Fire Marshal Tonya Hoover. "And sending more than 20,000 people to emergency rooms across the nation."  Read more...

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The Preliminary 2011-12 Budget is available for review at the District Office located at 1050 Wilson Blvd., El Dorado Hills, CA 95762.

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ROBERTS TAKES THE OATH - El Dorado Hills Fire Board Director Jim Hartley, right, administers Dave Roberts, left, the Fire Chief's Oath of Office. The pinning of the badge was subsequently handled by Roberts' father, retired Army Master Sergeant Dave Roberts Sr., with help from Roberts' wife Sondra. Later in the ceremony recently promoted Capt. Dave Brady and Engineer Dave Ward were also pinned.  Written by the Village Life Newspaper

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ROBERTS TAKES THE OATH - El Dorado Hills Fire Board Director Jim Hartley, right, administers Dave Roberts, left, the Fire Chief's Oath of Office. The pinning of the badge was subsequently handled by Roberts' father, retired Army Master Sergeant Dave Roberts Sr., with help from Roberts' wife Sondra. Later in the ceremony recently promoted Capt. Dave Brady and Engineer Dave Ward were also pinned.  written by the Village Life Newspaper