CodeRed, Caldor Fire Info, Assistance During Emergency, Caldor Fire Donations, PG&E Outages, Forest/Rubicon Closures, Senior of the Year, Illegal Food Vendors, State Redistricting 8/21/21

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It’s times like these that we appreciate the value of living in a rural community. Social media is full of posts from residents and businesses pitching in to assist those who are displaced or have lost everything to the Caldor Fire. Thank you to all for stepping up and caring for our friends, family, and neighbors.

Remember that only County-verified information will be shared on the County’s Caldor Information webpage: All other offers of support are greatly appreciated but have not been verified by the County due to staffing limitations.


 Emergency Notifications
Sign Up for CodeRed Reminder

If you haven’t already signed up for CodeRED Emergency Notification System now is the time. Please share with any friends or neighbors that don't use the internet.

You can call 530-621-5895 and speak with OES staff to complete your registration.

CodeRED sign-up page is here:


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 County Caldor Fire Webpage

Caldor County webpage

We've added a new page to our County website to keep you updated on the latest information about the #CaldorFire and resources for those impacted. It's a dynamic site that will change frequently. Bookmark it and visit often.

Some of the information on this page includes:
CITIZEN EVACUATION ORDERS including map searchable by address
SHELTERS AVAILABLE (citizen and animal)
SOCIAL MEDIA to receive updates

More Links from Eldorado National Forest

Caldor Fire Information Line: (530) 303-2455

Caldor Fire Maps:





Wildfire Cameras:

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 CA Health & Wellness Assisting Members Across El Dorado County During State of Emergency

health and wellness

In response to Governor Gavin Newsom’s declared state of emergency in El Dorado County, California Health and Wellness/Health Net is providing assistance in the county and taking steps to ensure members affected by the fire can access essential prescription medications and have important information about their benefits if their services are interrupted.

Prescription Information
• For the duration of the state of emergency, members in counties affected by the fires can obtain
an emergency supply from the drug store where they originally filled their prescription.
• If their drug store is closed, members can call California Health and Wellness at 800-400-8987 for assistance.

Help with Coping
California Health and Wellness members can also call MHN for coping support. MHN can offer referrals to mental health counselors, local services, or phone consultations. These services can help members cope with grief, stress, or trauma related to the fires. MHN operates their hotline 24 hours a day, seven days a week and can be reached at 1-800-227-1060.

Telehealth Option
- Members can also download the Babylon app and make a video appointment to speak face-to-face with a health care provider for non-emergency issues.

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 Caldor Fire Donations
Community Foundation fire fund

The El Dorado Community Foundation is making resources available to those affected financially by the Caldor Fire. People wishing to donate to this effort may do so here:

El Dorado Community Foundation webpage here:

Excerpt from CAL FIRE news release dated 8/20/21:
“The Caldor Fire Incident Management Team continues to receive inquiries into how and what donations firefighters and community members need. While the outpouring of support is truly appreciated, our Incident Command Post and incident base are set up to provide excellent logistical support, including food and other supplies, to first responders for the duration of the incident.

Despite best intentions, unsolicited donation items are not needed at this time and can unintentionally overwhelm relief locations, especially when donating food. Inside our incident bases, everything is carefully regulated by local health and safety ordinances, as well as strict adherence to COVID-19 regulations.

Any residents who wish to make donations are encouraged to contact your local relief organizations of choice to see if they are accepting donations. Recommendations would be the Red Cross and El Dorado Community

Link to CAL FIRE Facebook


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 Message from PG&E Concerning Garden Valley-Georgetown Outages
PG&E Outages

Based on inquiries received by our District 4 office, we reached out to PG&E and received the response below regarding the recent power outages. Please know that we also requested that PG&E communicate better with the community in the future to provide clarity for residents.

“PG&E’s most important responsibility is the safety of our customers and the communities we are privileged to serve. We want to take a moment to explain why these outages are occurring, how our outage response has changed recently and why these actions are so important.

Given the extreme drought conditions in our state, we are taking additional steps to help prevent equipment-sparked wildfires. This includes implementing fast trip settings on certain lines in high fire risk areas, which increase the speed at which safety devices turn off power if a foreign object contacts an energized line. By upgrading the safety protection settings on circuit breakers, line reclosers and similar equipment, we reduce the potential for our equipment to start a wildfire.

While this makes our system safer, it may also result in longer-duration outages as field crews must inspect the entire circuit and perform any necessary repairs prior to restoring power.

The locations of these fast trip settings are typically in areas that are difficult to access and at higher risk for a catastrophic wildfire. The patrols will be conducted either on the ground or in the air and may involve foot patrols in very steep and difficult terrain with limited access. Crews will restore customers in stages, or steps, as individual portions of the circuit are deemed safe and ready for re-energization.

Outages that result from the fast trip setting enhancements are not Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS). These are operational safety measures where PG&E is adjusting the way the grid is operating in light of the current, extreme drought conditions. A PSPS is proactively turning off power during severe weather. You will be notified before a PSPS takes place.

We understand that losing power is an inconvenience and a burden for our customers, and we are working hard to reduce the time it takes to inspect the system and restore service. We are also fine-tuning the sensitivity of each device to reduce the size and duration of outages on circuits with fast trip settings without compromising safety.

For more information on the steps PG&E is taking to reduce wildfire risk and to find tips and resources to prepare for outages, please visit our website at\wildfire safety.”

PGE Claims 

We anticipate having an update for the Georgetown microgrid soon.

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 El Dorado Forest and Rubicon Trail Closed
F.S. Closure map (2)

 ** EMERGENCY CLOSURE OF THE ELDORADO NATIONAL FOREST - An emergency forest order has been issued to close the Eldorado National Forest.

** THE RUBICON TRAIL IS CLOSED until further notice due to Caldor fire and the Forest Service order. Emergency response personnel are unavailable, so please respect this closure.


Eldorado National Forest Order 03-21-14 here

Eldorado National Forest webpage:

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 Senior of the Year 2021 has been Cancelled

senior of the year cancelled

 In an effort to prevent the potential spread of Coronavirus 19 (COVID-19) in our community and with the recent surge of cases, the El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency, along with the El Dorado Commission on Aging, have made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s Senior of the Year 2021 event.

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 Illegal Roadside Food Vendor Regulations

vendor permit

Due to a noticeable rise in the number of roadside food vendors who are not operating within food safety regulations, El Dorado County today announced a new education and outreach campaign to help consumers understand the possible negative consequences associated with purchasing produce from illegal roadside vendors. Roadside food vendors are those that set up tables in public, commercial areas, are not part of a farmers market, and most notably, sell whole or cut fruit. The campaign seeks to educate the public about the possible health risks of purchasing produce from illegal roadside vendors and, in turn, help support law-abiding local growers in the County. Mobile food vendors that are licensed by the County will be encouraged to affix a clearly visible, brightly-colored sticker provided by the Environmental Management Department to help consumers easily determine whether the vendor is following all health and sanitation guidelines. An image of the sticker is above.

Officials say the best way to reduce the risks associated from unregulated food is to become a customer of our local certified farmers' markets which sell seasonal, local certified produce from the growers themselves which will now be indicated by the new sticker, or to visit one of the many produce stands operating legally.

Press Release here:

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 State Redistricting Public Input Meeting 8/21/21 9am
State redistricting

The Redistricting Commission is responsible for redrawing the Congressional, State Senate, State Assembly, or State Board of Equalization districts for the State of CA and is currently holding Community of Interest (COI) Public Input Meetings.

Meeting Agenda August 21, 2021 

Input Registration/Information:

Registration is recommended but not required to participate in this public input meeting. If you prefer not to provide personal information for registration, you can call in the day of the event to get in the queue to speak

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