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

Fire Chief Announces Retirement

The El Dorado Hills Fire Department announces the retirement of Chief Brian K. Veerkamp effective January 19, 2011.   Chief Veerkamp has exemplified the El Dorado Hills Fire Department’s  Mission Statement “to serve the community of El Dorado Hills with integrity and excellence!”

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Captain Maranville Retires

Captain Steve Maranville has officially retired as of November 1, 2010.  Steve started with the El Dorado Hills Fire Department on February 14, 1985 as  a Firefighter and retired as a Captain.  Congratulations to Captain Maranville for his 25 years of service to the Community of El Dorado Hills. 

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Santa Run 2010

Well, another year in the books for Santa, Mrs. Claus and The Elves.  The 47th year did not disappoint.  After some discussion with our founding Elf Fathers, we realized we were off  by three years.  After fixing the history, we once again made it happen for the community of El Dorado Hills.  The run continued in its traditions of getting lost (Chief O’Camb), albeit not as quick as Director Greg Durante; knocking off a reindeer’s head (Engineer Hughes); getting the sleigh stuck under some branches  (Lt. Thalhamer); and losing our safety elves (Lt. Torres and FF Vail).  

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Thank you Eagle Scout Candidate Ryan McCaffree

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The El Dorado Hills Fire Department would like to thank Ryan McCaffree for his valuable emergency preparedness service to our neighborhoods.  Ryan is a Life Scout with Troop 728 and is nearly finished with the many requirements to become an Eagle Scout.  As a service project Ryan worked with his parents, scout leaders and the fire department to plan and carry out a service project for Residential Address Visibility Improvement.

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FREEDOM IS NOT FREE

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The El Dorado Hills Fire Department Honor Guard, members of the El Dorado Hills Fire Department and other community members gave tribute to our veterans on November 11, 2010 at the El Dorado Hills Moni Gilmore Senior Center.  The El Dorado Hills Fire Department Honor Guard hoisted a POW-MIA flag and presented the colors. 

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Board Meeting Rescheduled

The regular meeting of the Board of Directors has been rescheduled to Thursday, December 9, 2010. There will be no meeting on Thursday, December 16, 2010. The meeting will be held at the El Dorado Hills Fire Department, 1050 Wilson Boulevard, El Dorado Hills, California.
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EDHFD's Newest Engine

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Burn Suspension Lifted

Camino –Cooler weather and recent rains will allow the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) to lift the burn suspension on Monday, October 11th at 8 a.m.  This will begin the transition towards the “winter preparedness levels” in the Amador-El Dorado-Sacramento-Alpine Unit (AEU). This transition allows AEU to release some seasonal firefighters, reduce staffing on fire engines and eventually close some remote wildland fire stations over the following weeks. However, CAL FIRE is always prepared to call resources back if fire weather conditions dictate. read on...

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Masquerade 2010

El Dorado Hills Community Vision, Inc. proudly presents AN INAUGURAL FUNDRAISING GALA "Masquerade 2010" held October 30th, 6-11 P.M. @ Serrano Country Club.  For more details click here.

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El Dorado Hills Firefighters’ Association expresses their appreciation

The El Dorado Hills Firefighters’ Association would like to express their appreciation to the community for attending the 38th Annual Wine Cheese and Brew Festival. We hope you enjoyed the evening! Your support enables the Firefighters’ Association to give back to the community by providing emergency medical equipment, supporting the Volunteer Firefighter Program, conducting Fire Prevention and Safety Education Programs in our schools, hosting the Every 15 Minutes Program, conducting bicycle safety rodeos, sponsoring a scholarship program for college-bound high school seniors, sponsoring youth in a variety of activities, our annual Santa Run and much more. A "Special Thanks" goes to all the local businesses who sponsored the Event.  Click here for a list of 2010 Wine, Cheese & Brew Sponsors.

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Budget Notice

The Board of Directors of the El Dorado Hills County Water District (Fire Department) on Thursday, June 17, 2010, 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.

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All fired up at Wine, Cheese & Brew Festival

The 38th annual El Dorado Hills Fire Department Wine, Cheese & Brew Festival was all that and a lot more. An estimated 800 revelers turned out for on a gorgeous late summer Saturday evening to wine, dine and boogie on the old El Dorado Hills Golf Course. The event raised money for numerous prgrams sponsored by the El Dorado Hills Firefighters Association and the El Dorado Hills Fire Department, including Every 15 Minutes, the Boys & Girls Club of El Dorado County, local sports and volunteer organizations, the fire department’s smoke detector program, student scholarships and the community favorite Santa Run.  (written by the Village Life Newspaper)

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EDHFD Needs Junk Cars for Extrication Training

The El Dorado Hills Fire Department is accepting junk cars for the purpose of practicing "jaws of life" skills. If you have an inoperable or unwanted automobile, please consider donating it for this purpose. The EDHFD will pay for the towing. Your automobile must have a clean title and you must be the registered owner. (You must also present a pink slip or legal print out from the DMV declaring your vehicle to be a junked vehicle as well as a valid I.D.)

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Make Your Home Fire Safe

Wildfires occur year-round. Within just a few hours of the sun coming out following a storm, leaves, needles, dead grass and weeds can become dry enough to burn. During the winter and early spring months, it’s crucial that you make your property fire safe with 100 feet of defensible space. Read more...

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Fire Prevention Week * October 2010

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“Smoke Alarms: A Sound You Can Live With!” is NFPA’s official theme for Fire Prevention Week (FPW), October 3-9. If you’re wondering why NFPA, the official sponsor of FPW for nearly 90 years, is focusing on smoke alarms when most homes already have at least one, you've come to the right place! read on...

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Fire Training Demonstration

Members of the El Dorado Hills Fire Department rush in to help extinguish the fire inside the new structure fire simulation mobile training center at the Glenn Fire Station in Folsom last week. From left are firefighters Mark Ali, Dale Hemstalk and Capt. Brian Bresnahan. The rolling training facility cost $375,000, mostly paid for with a federal grant.  read on...
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Burn Permit Suspension

Unit Chief Bill Holmes of the Amador-El Dorado-Sacramento-Alpine Unit of CAL FIRE announced that all burn permits within the State Responsibility Area (SRA) are suspended as of 8 AM on Thursday July 1st in Amador County and on the western slope of El Dorado County.  read on...

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El Dorado Hills Fire Department Honor Guard Honors Veterans...

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On June 17, 2010, the El Dorado Hills Fire Department Honor Guard proudly represented the Department in honoring our Nation’s Veterans during a flagpole dedication ceremony. The ceremony, dedicating a new flag pole and plaque, honored 35 Veterans from multiple branches of the armed forces with a combined total of 382 years of service to our country. One of the Veterans is a P.O.W. that survived the Bataan Death March. These Veterans – both men and women – gave so much of their lives to protect the freedoms that we enjoy. It is amazing and humbling to sit with them and listen as they share their experiences.

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Congratulations to ORHS Class of 2010!

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Graduation is a milestone to celebrate with friends and family as this occasion marks an important achievement in a young person's life. This graduation weekend, celebrate the big day, but most importantly, make wise decisions that will keep you and those around you safe. 

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Captain Ferlini recognized

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EDHFD congratulates Captain Ferlini for receiving the "EDH Rotary Community Service Award!"  read on...
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