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EDC Fire Protection District

EL DORADO COUNTY FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT

“MEETING THE CHALLENGE”

Bruce M. Lacher – Fire Chief

El Dorado County Fire Protection District
PO Box 807
4040 Carson Road
Camino, CA 95709
(530) 644 – 9630

The El Dorado County Fire Protection District provides fire protection and medical services for the City of Placerville through its mission statement:

Mission Statement

To maintain protection for life and property from fire and disasters by providing Emergency Medical Services to the sick and injured, Fire Prevention and Public Education, in service to our Community, State and Nation.

LOCAL STATION SUPPORT:

The City of Placerville is supported by firefighters out of two local stations; the first station is a full-time station staffed by four (4) firefighters augmented by volunteers and the second is a public-safety station staffed by volunteer response firefighters which also complement local crews.

Permit Burning

Fire prevention is crucial to preserving the local landscape and permit burning is required from May 1st to December 1st or the end of the declared fire season and must be done on burn days only.Please call (530) 621 – 5897 and listen to the recorded message to conclude if that day is a burn day.

If you plan to burn, a CDF residential burn permit is required and may be obtained from a local fire station at no charge, please call (530) 644 – 9630 for the station nearest you. If you fail to obtain necessary permit(s) you may be cited and fined.

In addition an Air Quality Management District Burn Permit may be required as follows:

AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT DISTRICT BURN PERMIT:

An air pollution burn permit for residential burning is not required if all of the following requirements are met:

  • Burn pile is within 100 feet of a single or two-family dwelling.
  • Vegetation to be burned is on the premises it originated from.
  • Burn pile is approximately 4 feet by 4 feet.

If all of the criteria cannot be met you must contact:

El Dorado County Air Pollution Control District
2850 Fairlane Ct., Building C
Placerville, CA 95667
(530) 621 – 7501

LEGAL BURN MATERIALS:

The only material which may be legally burned is:vegetation; tree trimmings, leaves, dry pine needles and plants only coming from the property on which the burning takes place.

Tree stumps can also be burned as follows:stumps larger than 12” in diameter should be split and dried for a minimum of 6 weeks prior to burning and stumps less than 12” in diameter don’t have to be split but must be dry and reasonably free of excess dirt.

ILLEGAL BURN MATERIALS:

It is illegal to burn any material which is not vegetation; garbage, glass, furniture, plastic, rubber, tires, lumber, insulation, paint/coatings, chemicals, to name but a few.

BURN TIPS:

  • A HOT fire will burn clean and help to reduce smoke.
  • Ensure material is DRY and FREE OF DIRT.
  • Loosely stack and arrange vegetation according to diagrams on back of permit so pile(s) burn with minimum amount of smoke.
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