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

Defensible Space

For detailed information regarding defensible space, please view the flyer below.  If you have questions, please contact Fire Prevention Specialist Marshall Cox at (916) 933-6623 ext. 1017.

Related Documents

For information on Burn Permits and Burn Days, please click here.

Are YOU doing the right thing the wrong way?

While trying to eliminate the fire hazards around your home, are you in the process starting a wildland fire?

When grass dries out in the heat of summer, wildfires start easily. Whether working to create a defensible space around your home, mowing the lawn, or pulling your dirt bike over to the side of the road, you need to use all equipment responsibly.

A simple spark caused by a lawn mower blade, a weedeater wire leader striking a rock, high temperatures from mufflers, or faulty spark arresters on yard equipment are enough to ignite dry grass. Restrict lawn mowing and equipment use to cooler morning hours when lower temperatures and higher humidity reduce the risk of starting a wildfire.  Do your part the right way to keep your community fire safe!

*Serrano residents must comply with the Serrano El Dorado Owners' Association "Tree Removal and Pruning" rule, and obtain approval from the Architectural Control Committee (ACC) prior to pruning or removing any Heritage Oak Tree.  For more information, please see the Association website at www.serranohoa.org, or contact the office at (916) 939-1728.

**Sterlingshire homeowners must also comply with the Sterlingshire CC&Rs (which are separate from EDHCSD) under the heading “Trees” Article VII, Section 7.1 and obtain approval from the Architectural Committee prior to pruning and removing any oak tree. For further information please call Sterlingshire management at 916 933 2786.