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El Dorado Hills Fire budget hits snag before approval

Approval of the 2015-16 final budget appeared to be routine at last month’s El Dorado Hills Fire Board of Directors meeting. The board approved department reorganization at the Aug. 20 board meeting on a 3-1 vote. The reorganization adds a second deputy chief. One deputy chief will be in charge of Operations and Training. The other […]

2 Comments / October 06, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

As El Dorado Hills grows, so does the fire department

High on Chief Dave Roberts’ list of important issues is what he terms “succession planning.” At a recent Board of Directors meeting, he presented his proposed plan to revise the internal organization of the El Dorado Hills Fire Department. He explained the proposal was created by the Board Administration and Human Resources committees, the fire […]

3 Comments / September 21, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Fire Department hopes to put the brakes on speeding in gated communities

Are speed bumps the answer to reducing speeding? Also called traffic calming measures or vertical deflection devices, are they the only answer? What is the role of the fire department in addressing the problem in gated communities? Considering these questions led to a lengthy and lively discussion at the El Dorado Hills Fire Department Board […]

Comments Off / August 24, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

El Dorado Hills Fire Department policies go digital

The task of keeping policy manuals current has always been a nightmare for organizations. For El Dorado Hills Fire Department, with 70 employees and 38 volunteers, the challenge of keeping binders up-to-date manually takes a lot of staff time. At the July 16 board of directors meeting, the board voted to center the digital age […]

Comments Off / July 22, 2015 | Posted in News | Read More »

Empty lot weed abatement going strong

In 1990 El Dorado Hills residents asked the fire department to make sure empty lots in residential neighborhoods were not a fire hazard. The population then was around 6,400. The fire department passed an ordinance titled the Unimproved Property Hazard Reduction Ordinance, commonly referred to as the Vacant Lot Program. Cutting and clearing flammable vegetation […]

Comments Off / July 20, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Harris Center calendar features favorites and new entertainment

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Harris Center for the Arts has released its fall lineup of entertainment and special events. Coming up on its fifth anniversary, the Harris Center for the Arts, at Folsom Lake College, is bringing back favorites from previous seasons, as well as introducing a number of new and exciting performances. New to Harris Center “Bollywood Masala […]

Comments Off / July 15, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Nightlife shines in El Dorado Hills

El Dorado Hills has had a reputation as a quiet suburb of Sacramento since it started growing in the 1980s. It was seen as a place where summer evening entertainment meant backyard barbecues and big-screen television programs. A night on the town required a trip to Folsom or Sacramento. This perception hasn’t been true for […]

Comments Off / May 14, 2015 | Posted in Life in the Hills | Read More »