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EDHFD’s Board of Directors has authorized the development of a RFP to get proposals from qualified firms (Firm) for the design, engineering, installation, interconnection, monitoring, and operations and maintenance of the PV systems at its four stations. Please see the attached Request For Proposal for further details.

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The El Dorado Hills Firefighters' Association is accepting applications for their annual scholarship awards program. Applications for eligible candidates can be printed by following the link below.  Hard copy applications may be obtained at the El Dorado Hills Fire Department or through the Counselors at Oak Ridge High School and Ponderosa High School.  The application deadline is Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.

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A fire that occured last Tuesday on Barcelona Court spurs a Safety Message from our Fire Marshal and Firefighters.

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The El Dorado Hills Fire Department is hosting an Emotional Survival Course on April 4, 2015 for Fire Personnel and Law Enforcement.  This course is based on the book by Dr. Kevin M. Gilmartin, Ph.D "Emotional Survival For Law Enforcement: A Guide for Officers and Their Families".  Click here for more details and/or to reserve your seats today!

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You are cordially invited to attend our Open House for the fire station located in Latrobe. Come and meet the Firefighters, tour the newly remodeled station and enjoy a barbeque lunch!

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Fire Prevention Specialist Walter Jukes retired from the El Dorado Hills Fire Department on Monday, December 29, 2014.  He has provided loyal, dedicated, and outstanding service to the El Dorado Hills Community and Fire Department during his six years of service.

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The El Dorado Hills Fire Department reminds you that a very dry Christmas tree can present a serious fire danger. It is best to remove your old Christmas tree before it becomes too dry.

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The regular Board meeting scheduled for December 18th has been rescheduled to December 11, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.  You can view the agenda, when available, by visiting Board Documents.

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The El Dorado Hills Fire Department in conjunction with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve will be collecting new unwrapped toys for the TOYS FOR TOTS PROGRAM at all of our fire stations up to December 11th. Toys for Tots does not accept used toys, clothing, or food for the program.

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December is just around the corner and along with it comes a special visit from Santa, Mrs. Claus and the Elves.  Please be sure to Save the Date from December 15-20, 2014 for the 51st Annual Santa Run.  To find out if Santa is coming to a neighborhood near you and for more information, please visit the Santa Run webpage at www.edhfire.com/santa-run.

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The El Dorado Hills Fire Department would like remind the community to keep safe this Thanksgiving. Here are some fire safety tips from the National Fire Protection Association:

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The new Station 84 construction has begun. The estimated move-in date to the new station will be September 2015.

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Remember that with the time change, you should change the batteries in your smoke detectors!

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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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