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

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


“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...


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!


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

EDHFD congratulates Captain Ferlini for receiving the "EDH Rotary Community Service Award!"  read on...
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Every 15 Minutes

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NEW Explorer Program


Fire Exploring is a cooperative program between the El Dorado Hills Fire Department and the Learning for Life Organization.  Learn what it takes to make it in the challenging field of fire and emergency services.  Fire Service Explorer Program offers young men and women ages 14-21 the chance to experience fire and emergency service career opportunities. 

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Community Impact Award


Fire Chief Veerkamp was awarded the 2010 Community Impact Award by the Boy Scouts of America.  Veerkamp, whose professional and community achievements reflect his own days in scouting while growing up on the western slope.

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Moni Angel Lights Up Community Tree



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2009 Posters Winners


                  Alexa - 5th Grader at Lake View Elementary                  Lynn - 3rd Grader from Oak Meadow Elementary

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Toys for Tots


El Dorado Hills Fire Department presents Toys for Tots.Bring a new unwrapped gift for a child in need.Drop-off bins are located outside at any of our Fire Stations.

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