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Vote Hus for El Dorado Hills Fire Board

EDITOR: How much should El Dorado Hills taxpayers be paying for fire protection? This is a question that many municipalities are facing. Unfortunately, many communities such as Stockton are finding that they can’t afford the services they have created due to over commitment to wages and benefits made by boards and city councils in previous […]

1 Comment / October 06, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

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 »

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 […]

No Comment / August 24, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Fires burn by freeway

Flames burn on the north side of Highway 50 near Bass Lake Road Sunday afternoon. Courtesy photo

A grass fire along Highway 50 scorched a half-acre while another delayed traffic Sunday. Shortly after noon El Dorado Hills and Cal Fire firefighters responded to the fire between Bass Lake Road and Cambridge Road. Another fire just east of this one occured around the same time and held up traffic. The causes of both […]

No Comment / August 17, 2015 | Posted in News | Read More »

Fire torches home but not family’s spirit

The Forrest family is overwhelmed by the community support they've received since a July 5 fire destroyed their home and all their belongings. Left to right are Bill, Liam, 3, Tanner, 10, Gracie, 7, Maile and Alex, 16. Courtesy photo

The first celebration in the Forrest family’s new home ended with horrific results when a fire destroyed everything in the early morning hours of July 5. A mother, father and their children literally escaped with the clothes on their backs, yet everyone feels lucky to be alive and grateful for the El Dorado Hills community’s support. The […]

Comments Off / July 27, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH Fire gets defibrillators via grant

El Dorado Hills Fire Department officials, firefighters and executives from WIAA,  CITA and Fireman’s Fund  came together to celebrate the grant. Courtesy photo

The El Dorado Hills Fire Department will purchase four AEDs for its volunteer firefighting apparatus and fireline EMT assignments thanks to an $8,000 grant awarded by WIAA Insurance Services , CITA Insurance Services and Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company. “It is critically important that as first responders we have the proper equipment needed to save victims in any situation,” […]

Comments Off / July 27, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

FolsomFest fires up

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The sounds of rhythm and blues, Americana rock, swing and funk will have people dancing into the evening on Saturday, Aug. 8 when five national acts take the stage during FolsomFest at Folsom’s Rodeo Park. The first-time music festival, presented by Carrera Productions, celebrates the roots of contemporary music by bringing together nationally recognized bands as […]

Comments Off / July 19, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

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