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El Dorado Hills Fire contracts for outside review

It took a couple meetings to come to agreement, but the El Dorado Hills Fire Board of Directors approved a contract for a three-part comprehensive review of the district. The contested issue was the selection of a contractor to prepare the district’s community risk assessment, standards of cover and a facilities master plan. On Sept. 15, 2015, […]

No Comment / January 20, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

New Station 84 now in service

El Dorado Hills firefighter Sean Ward looks up from the bottom of Station 84's pole, which quickly takes firefighters down 19 feet from the second floor, where they sleep, to the first floor. Photo courtesy of EDH Fire

Station 84 has been redesigned and rebuilt. The building looks great and, more importantly, it is safer and more efficient. “Seconds count when you’re called out,” said Capt. Mark Ali, who heads the B shift at the station. The station is staffed 24 hours a day by a captain, engineer and firefighter/paramedic in shifts A, B and […]

No Comment / January 13, 2016 | Posted in News | Read More »

El Dorado Hills Fire takes next step in Latrobe fund transfer

The El Dorado Hills Fire Department held a special board of directors meeting on the day before Christmas Eve to follow up on action to be taken after the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors meeting on Dec. 15, regarding transferring property tax funds from the former Latrobe Fire Protection District to El Dorado Hills […]

1 Comment / January 05, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Indy film tinsels Town Center

NNY DawnandHawkes HopHouse Jordan Silva Boom

For two weeks this fall, El Dorado Hills Town Center became the set for the full-length independent romantic comedy film “Not Your Year.” Visitors to Town Center may have noticed film crews at a concert in the Steven Young Amphitheatre by indi-folk musicians Miranda Dawn and Chris Hawkes. The Austin, Tex.-based couple received national recognition […]

Comments Off / November 22, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Girl Scouts ensure old flags get proper respect

Carina Baxter, left, and her twin sister Alaina pose by the flag retirement box they built for their Girl Scout Silver Awards. Residents are encourages to drop their tattered flags in the box at El Dorado Hills Fire Station 85. Photo by Roberta Long

For people who don’t know what to do with their old, tattered, torn and faded American flags, El Dorado Hills Girl Scouts Alaina and Carina Baxter have a solution. The 14-year-old twins, freshman students at Oak Ridge High School, designed and built a flag retirement box to earn their Girl Scout Silver Awards. It sits […]

1 Comment / November 16, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Sanders says good-bye to EDH Fire’s front desk

Sandy Sanders was the friendly face behind the counter at El Dorado Hills Fire Station 85 for 11 years. In retirement, she plans to stay active in the community. Photo by Roberta Long

When you have a job you love, with people you enjoy, leaving is bittersweet. And so it was for Sandy Sanders, who served as administrative assistant for the El Dorado Hills Fire Department for the past 11 years. “I have had a unique perspective on just how much our community appreciates their fire department,” Sanders […]

Comments Off / November 02, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH Fire eyes another big change

A joint meeting of the El Dorado Hills and Rescue fire boards on Oct. 6 gave El Dorado Hills residents a detailed overview of the potential annexation of Rescue Fire Protection District. It was an informal meeting, with 30 or 40 people in attendance, and mainly attracted those who oppose an annexation or who had […]

Comments Off / October 12, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »