The El Dorado County Fire District proudly serves the communities of:
Apple Hill, Camino, Coloma, Cool, Gold Hill, Kyburz, Lotus, Oak Hill, Pacific House, Pilot Hill, Placerville, Pleasant Valley, Pollock Pines, Salmon Falls, Shingle Springs, Sierra Springs, Silver Fork, Strawberry, Texas Hill and Twin Bridges with a population of approximately 74,000 residents in 281 square miles.
We are located in the Mother Lode along US Highway 50 between Sacramento and South Lake Tahoe, California. Lying on the Western slope of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, the fire district is comprised of grassy hills, brushy valleys and heavy timber. The district begins in the lower foothills near Salmon Falls at an altitude of 500 feet and ends well into the Sierras at Twin Bridges, an elevation on nearly 6,000 feet. Many of the homes we protect are nestled in the wildland-urban interface. The City of Placerville, protected by the district is the county seat, situated in the center of the district comprising approximately 20 square miles of urban area, with a small town flare.
To protect this wide diversity, the fire district is governed by a five member board of directors. Charged with a $15.8 million dollar budget, the 88 uniformed personnel, 5 support staff and 45 active volunteer firefighters operate from eight staffed and seven volunteer firehouses, protecting over $6.2 billion in assessed valuation.