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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

EDH Fire fighting for promised revenue

El Dorado County owes the El Dorado Hills Fire Department more than $500,000 — funds guaranteed to the fire department after it annexed the Latrobe Fire Protection District. In 2014-15 and 2015-16 the department expected to receive a little more than $256,000 each fiscal year as outlined in an El Dorado County Board of Supervisors resolution guaranteeing that […]

No Comment / November 16, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,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 […]

No Comment / November 02, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

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