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Training today leads to faster, safer rescues tomorrow

After removing the door using the jaws of life and peeling back the roof, firefighters use their equipment to lift the dash, simulating that a victim's legs are trapped underneath it. Village Life photo by Noel Satck

In about an hour, El Dorado Hills firefighters turned a Ford station wagon into a real fixer-upper. The “firefighter tested and approved” vehicle suffered busted windows, dinged and removed doors, a choppy convertible conversion and charred seats — all in the name of training as firefighters and this Village Life editor tested their skills and re-familiarized […]

Comments Off / January 15, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH, Latrobe fire districts make it official

ON THE JOB — Latrobe-based firefighters were pinned at Saturday's ceremony. Left to right: Matthew Colgan, Sean Bates, Eric Haydt, Mark Jukes, Laurel Soekland and David Cope. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

A special Jan. 10 ceremony and open house solidified the Latrobe Fire Protection District’s annexation into the El Dorado Hills Fire Department. The long-awaited celebration at Latrobe’s Station 91 followed years of long discussions, compromises and late nights during which board members from both districts, along with fire chiefs and many others, hammered out a deal to ensure […]

Comments Off / January 14, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Pull out the bibs … it’s crab time!

Vinal Perkins and Laura Sommers enjoy a plateful of crab at a recent Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills Crab Feed. Don't miss the fun at this years event on Jan. 31. Get your tickets now at edhcrabfeed.org. File photo by Mike Roberts

Attention crab lovers: The crab feed of the year returns Saturday, Jan. 31. The Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills presents its 22nd annual Crab & Tri Tip Feed — featuring all-you-can-eat Dungeness crab and barbecue tri-tip steak, a fabulous dessert auction and dancing — at Lakehills Church, 7000 Rossmore Lane (behind Regal Theater). Doors open at 6 p.m.; […]

Comments Off / January 08, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: Jan. 2-7, 2015

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Too young Jan. 2: Deputies cited two 17-year-old boys who allegedly had cigarettes and lighters on Rosecrest Drive. Mailbox mischief  Jan. 3: Someone damaged a community mailbox on Tah Nee Way. It’s unknown if any mail was stolen. Grab and go Jan. 3: An […]

Comments Off / January 08, 2015 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: Dec. 26-31

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Theft Dec. 26: A theft was reported on Town Center Boulevard. Tampered Dec. 26: Someone pried open a Concordia Drive mailbox. It’s unknown if any mail was stolen. Open door Dec. 27: A thief stole a wallet left in an unlocked vehicle parked on […]

Comments Off / January 04, 2015 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

Cameron Park Crime Watch: December 2014

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Grab and go Dec. 1: Unidentified suspects entered a Palmer Drive business and stole more than $1,200 worth of merchandise. Suspect descriptions and their vehicle’s license plate number were turned over to detectives. Double trouble Dec. 1: Deputies arrested a 37-year-old man and a […]

Comments Off / December 31, 2014 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

Young artists share fire safe message

Fourth-grader Matthew Medina holds up his winning poster with EDH firefighters Brian Wilkey, Brenton Warren, Brian Bresnahan and Ryan Bennett, left to right. Courtesy photo

Congratulations to Petra Subakti and Matthew Medina, whose artistic fire safe messages won over the judges during the El Dorado Hills Fire Department’s annual poster contest. The National Fire Protection Administration theme for 2014 was “Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month”  The two winners were chosen from all of El Dorado Hills’ elementary schools. […]

Comments Off / December 29, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »