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

Safety Message: Dangers of the Fire Challenge

There is a dangerous new activity that some teenagers are attempting which is called the "Fire Challenge".  The "Fire Challenge" involves teenagers pouring an ignitable liquid, often rubbing alcohol, on their bare skin and then lighting themselves on fire.

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BEWARE of Phone Scams

It was recently reported to our Fire Department that there are individuals making phone calls posing as an El Dorado Hills Fire representative soliciting funds to support our Fire Department.  This is a SCAM.  Please do NOT give any information or money to these individuals as they have no relation to our Fire Department.  If you are contacted, please report the information to our On-Duty Battalion Chief at (916) 933-6623 ext. 12, as well as the El Dorado Sheriff's Office at (530) 621-5655.

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Station 84 Demolition is Scheduled

El Dorado Hills Fire Station 84 has been scheduled to be demolished on August 18, 2014.  Demolition is anticipated to take one week.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Ben Cowles or refer to the Station 84 Redevelopment webpage.

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Public Workshop - Latrobe FPD Annexation

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A Public Workshop will be held on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 6:00PM regarding the dissolution of the Latrobe Fire Protection District and annexation by the El Dorado Hills Fire Department.  The location of this meeting will be at Miller's Hill School (7900 South Shingle Road, Shingle Springs, CA).

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Hands4Hope School Supply Drive

Hands4Hope is a non-profit, outreach organization that focuses on serving people in need in El Dorado and Sacramento Counties.  Many students in El Dorado County do not have access to essential school supplies for the upcoming 2014-15 school year.  Donations of school supplies are greatly appreciated.  All four of our fire stations are accepting donations through August 3, 2014.

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Don't Do The Right Thing The Wrong Way

Don't Do The Right Thing The Wrong Way

Whether working to create defensible space around your home, just mowing the lawn, or pulling your dirt bike over to the side of the road, you need to use all equipment responsibly.

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Update Regarding Construction Bids for Fire Station 84

Notice is hereby given that the President of the Board of Directors has called a Committee Meeting. The Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at the El Dorado Hills Fire Department, 1050 Wilson Boulevard, El Dorado Hills, California 95762.

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Public Workshop - Latrobe FPD Annexation

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A Public Workshop will be held on Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 6:00PM regarding the dissolution of the Latrobe Fire Protection District and annexation by the El Dorado Hills Fire Department.  The location of this meeting will be at Miller's Hill School (7900 South Shingle Road, Shingle Springs, CA).

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Fireworks are Illegal in El Dorado County

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 and a $500 fine.

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Public Notice to Contractors - Regarding Fire Station 84

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Burn Permits are Suspended June 1, 2014

Due to the drought and the threat of large damaging wildfires in our communities, beginning on Sunday, June 1st, the Amador-El Dorado Unit and Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit will suspend dooryard burning permits.

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National High Blood Pressure Education Month

May is National High Blood Pressure Education Month.  Blood pressure checks are available at any of our four fire stations.  No appointment necessary. 

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Strike Team Deployed

Strike Team Deployed

On Thursday, May 15, 2014 at approximately 7:15 hours, five Type III Wildland fire engines, a Strike Team Leader and Strike Team Leader Trainee were requested to respond to the Highway Fire in the Camp Pendleton area of San Diego. The five fire engines were formed up to become Strike Team #4205. The fire engines were provided by the following fire departments: 1. El Dorado Hills Fire Department 2. El Dorado County Fire Department 3. Cameron Park Fire Department 4. Georgetown Fire Department 5. Garden Valley Fire Department The firefighters are committed to serving on the Southern California Wildfires for up to 14 days. For fire incident status in California, visit: http://cdfdata.fire.ca.gov/incidents/incidents_current http://wlfhotlist.com/forums/18-IA-California-amp-Hawaii

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Insurance Discounts Approved in Firewise Communities

This week, California Insurance Commissioner announced the approval of a set of rate changes submitted by USAA that will provide anywhere from 12 to 16 percent savings on homeowner insurance premiums for the typical USAA customer in California.  If that customer lives in a recognized Firewise community, they will enjoy an additional 5% break.  We can only hope that other state insurance departments and other major insurers take notice of what Commissioner Jones calls "USAA's enterprising decision" to address wildfire risk reduction.

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National Safe Boating Week is May 17 - 23, 2014

National Safe Boating Week is May 17 - 23, 2014

Use a life vest, save a life. El Dorado Hills Fire Department received a grant from the Life Jacket Loaner Program sponsored by the U.S. and California Boats and Waterways Association which loans flotation devices to local boaters.

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Every 15 Minutes Program

Every 15 Minutes Program

On April 29 and 30, the El Dorado Hills Firefighters, Highway Patrol Officers and others came together to present an event designed to dramatically instill teenagers with the potentially dangerous consequences of drinking alcohol and texting while driving.

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Rattlesnakes

Rattlesnakes

With the warmer weather, we are beginning to see rattlesnakes around El Dorado Hills.  If you encounter a rattlesnake, don't panic!  Stay calm and dial 9-1-1. Keep a visual on the snake while maintaining a safe distance and we will be dispatched accordingly.  We are only able to remove and relocate the rattlesnakes if they are visible.

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Caltrans Media Advisory - Fix50 Project

Caltrans Media Advisory - Fix50 Project

Caltrans is scheduled to rehabilitate a section of U.S. Highway 50, known as the W/X Viaduct, beginning April 22, 2014.

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New Changes for the 2014 Vacant Lot Program

Two major changes have been implemented to the Fire Department's existing Unimproved Property Hazard Abatement Standard for 2014.

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Station 84 Redevelopment Status

Station 84 Redevelopment Status




PARDON OUR MESS!  Thank you El Dorado Hills Community for your patience while we are rebuilding Fire Station 84!

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