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Firefighters take over El Dorado Hills neighborhood

Firefighters simulate dousing spot fired up Lake Hills Drive duringa  training event in the El Dorado Hills neighborhood Saturday. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Firefighters descended on the Lake Hills community in El Dorado Hills Saturday as 18 agencies — law enforcement, fire districts and animal control — held a massive training exercise, fighting an imaginary fire and evacuating residents from more than 250 homes. El Dorado Fire Engineer Matt Belleci spent the past year planning the exercise that […]

Comments Off / June 11, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Latrobe/EDH fire agreement is a done deal

The El Dorado Hills Fire District will share initial dispatch responsibility for an estimated 60 emergency calls in Latrobe each year with the Latrobe Fire Protection District under the terms of a agrrement that both district boards approved last week. The annual cost to Latrobe is $25,000. The agreement formalizes and strengthens a role that […]

Comments Off / February 19, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Directors OK fire fee increases

By Mike Bush Mother Lode News  To increase fire prevention fees or not by the Cameron Park Fire Department was the question asked last month during the Cameron Park Community Service District’s Board of Directors meeting. The answer was a unanimous 5-0 vote in favor of increases in 50 categories. The meeting was the second […]

Comments Off / September 28, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »

Fire board finalizes 2011-12 budget

Grand jury response, Folsom’s annexation plans also discussed The El Dorado Hills Fire Board adopted its nearly $15 million final budget for fiscal year 2011-12 at its Thursday meeting. The final budget includes several significant changes from the preliminary budget, including an additional $390,000 in property tax revenue — the result of actual tax revenues for 2010-11 […]

Comments Off / September 16, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Wildland-a-palooza: Firefighters battle pretend ridge fire

MOBILE ATTACK —€“ El Dorado Hills Volunteer Firefighters Raymond Phillips, right, and Kyle Mattson, left, practice a “mobile attack,” taking the water to the front line of the fire with the engine trailing behind.  Engineer Rob Karnow, center, supervised the crew, with volunteer Jon Dillon, behind engine, bringing up the rear. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

El Dorado Hills was ablaze June 25, at least in the imaginations of approximately 50 firefighters and volunteers from around the region brushing up on their brush fire battle tactics in a seven-plus hour training exercise dubbed “Wildland-a-palooza,” the third annual such event hosted by the El Dorado Hills Fire District. Neighbors east of Ridgeview […]

Comments Off / July 08, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Grand jury torches EDH Fire

El Dorado County’s 2010-11 Grand Jury delivered a scathing review of the El Dorado Hills Fire District, calling it “top-heavy,” “over compensated,” “inflexible” and out of step with the realities of what its firefighters do on a daily basis. The June 10 report accuses the district of “overspending … despite receiving a disproportionate amount of […]

2 Comments / June 24, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Fire board grapples with more budget issues

After years of laboring in virtual anonymity while quietly growing into one of the most respected and affluent fire agencies in the state, often without a single resident in attendance at meetings, the El Dorado Hills Fire Board has finally attracted an audience. The new-found attention comes at a time when board members have their hands […]

Comments Off / April 04, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

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