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Insurance companies in California have been steadily adjusting their risk tolerance as a result of large losses that they have suffered from devastating fires. As a result, many insurance companies are cancelling or not renewing homeowner's insurance policies. For some residents, the insurance companies are requesting large vegetation clearances and rates are dramatically increasing.

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The El Dorado Hills Fire Department will be partnering with El Dorado Hills Rotary Club to do our Annual Smoke Detector Giveaway. We will be visiting White Rock Village Mobile Home Park offering to install and check smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and batteries free of charge.

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The El Dorado Hills Fire Department says goodbye to Battalion Chief John Niehues.  John Niehues dedicated 24 years of service to the El Dorado Hills Fire Department and community.  A flag ceremony took place on Saturday, September 27, 2014 honoring John and his years of service.

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Yesterday, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. issued an emergency proclamation for El Dorado and Siskiyou counties due to the effects of the King and Boles fires, which have burned thousands of acres, destroyed homes and other structures and damaged critical infrastructure.

The growth from yesterday has bumped up the total size of the fire to 70,944 acres. There are currently 3,695 fire personnel working this fire.

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El Dorado Hills Fire Department is participating in a fundraiser at Chili's Bar and Grill located in Town Center in El Dorado Hills. Fire personnel and Chief Officers are helping serve lunch and dinner on Thursday, September 18, 2014 at Chili's Bar and Grill in a fundraising effort to raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

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Notice is hereby given that the President of the Board of Directors has called a Regional Committee Meeting for Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 4:00 PM at 1050 Wilson Blvd., El Dorado Hills.  The purpose of this meeting is to have discussions with designated employee representatives regarding matter within the scope of the Agency's Memorandum of Understanding and the staffing proposal related to the annexation of Latrobe FPD.  The public will have the opportunity to address the Committee on this item before closed session. 

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El Dorado County Public Health is offering low cost Flu Shots and FluMist to the community.  Please view the flyer below for dates and locations.

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Station 84 demolition began on August 18, 2014. It is estimated for demolition to be complete within 10 days. We apologize for the mess caused during the rebuild of our El Dorado Hills Fire Station. 

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Notice is hearby given that a LAFCO hearing will be held on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. for the purpose of the Latrobe Fire Protection District Dissolution and the El Dorado Hills County Water District Annexation of Latrobe Fire Protection District.  The hearing will be held at the El Dorado County Government Center located at 330 Fair Lane, Placerville, CA.  For more information, please contact the LAFCO office at (530) 295-2707.

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Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held on Thursday, September 18, 2014, at the hour of 6:00 p.m., at the El Dorado Hills Fire Station, 1050 Wilson Blvd., El Dorado Hills for the purpose of establishing, by resolution, the appropriation limits for the 2014-2015 fiscal year for the El Dorado Hills County Water District as described in Article XIII B of the State Constitution. The proposed appropriation limits are $30,792,611. At said hearing the El Dorado Hills County Water District will consider all comments by interested persons.

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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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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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The Board Meeting in August has been rescheduled to August 28, 2014 at 6PM. Please visit the Board Documents page for the agenda.

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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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or refer to the Station 84 Redevelopment webpage.

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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 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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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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The Board of Directors of the El Dorado Hills County Water District (Fire Department) adopted a preliminary budget on Thursday, June 19, 2014. The preliminary budget can be viewed by clicking on the document below.

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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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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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