Fire Restrictions, National Night Out - Rescue, Fire Season Town Hall, Divide Community Emergency Response Team, Prescribed Burn Association, Foothill Fire Flash Newsletter, Free Food Calendar

El Dorado County

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Placerville, Calif, July 27, 2023 - Due to drier conditions increasing, seasonal fire restrictions will go into effect Friday, July 28, 2023 on the Eldorado National Forest under Forest Order 03-23-11. Under these restrictions, wood and charcoal fires are only allowed in metal fire rings and grills at designated developed recreation sites listed in the order.

News Release

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2023 NNO Poster 01Aug2023 

Rescue Volunteer Fire Association (RVFA) is delighted to host National Night Out for the seventh time! Tuesday, August 1 from 5pm-9pm, 5221 Deer Valley Rd @ Green Valley Rd in Rescue, right behind Rescue Fire Station.
They will have assets from the Sheriff's Office, Rescue Fire, Animal Control and other civic organizations at info booths. They will have a Slip-N-Slide (kids! bring your swim suits and a towel!), and will be selling meals of hot dogs, chips, watermelon and corn on the cob for $5, along with Root Beer Floats!
They will also have LIVE MUSIC courtesy of the Whiskey Beggars! 

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OES Town Hall

  • How we (OES and County) prepare and respond to wildfires
  • Alert and warning systems (where to sign up, how alerts work, what is an order and warning - what do they mean)
  • What the Emergency Operations Center is and why jurisdictions open them during emergencies
  • Partners and cooperators (who and why, fire agencies, cities, state agencies, hospitals, schools, etc)
  • What happens when a wildfire begins
  • Evacuations - what to expect
  • Shelters to include animal shelters
  • Non-government resources (Food Bank, Community Foundation, PG&E, Liberty, Water Districts)
  • Where to get verified information

More details will be posted to social media as they are updated. 

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 Please Attend
Divide Volunteer Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Meeting
CERT Flyer 072523 

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 Upcoming Prescribed Burn Association Events 

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Foothill Fire Flash

Here is the Summer issue of the Foothill Fire Flash, El Dorado Co Fire Safe Council's quarterly newsletter. The focus this time is on Defensible Space, including upcoming defensible space inspection target areas by both the county and CAL FIRE. There is also a summary of EDCFSC programs to help residents get the work done, as well as info on a defensible space complaint process, etc. Feel free to forward to others in your community. 

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August 2023 EDC Free Food Condense Calendar

Food Bank El Dorado has partnered with Growlersburg VFW Post 9241 to bring a monthly Drive Thru food distribution to be held on the first Friday of the month from 1-4pm. The next one is Friday August 4th, Drive Thru behind the VFW on Maiden Lane, everyone is welcome.

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