Placerville, Calif. (December 5, 2023) — Senator Marie Alvarado-Gil and El Dorado County Fire Protection District co-hosted a meet and greet at Station 25 in Placerville on Sunday, December 3. Senator Marie Alvarado-Gill presented a check for $1 million of state funds towards a Placerville Joint Public Safety Facility for El Dorado County Fire Protection District and the Placerville Police Department. Both agencies are providing public safety services out of facilities that have long outlived their effectiveness in providing essential emergency services to the City of Placerville. Over the past year, both the City of Placerville and El Dorado County Fire Protection District have been cooperating to identify how a new facility could provide emergency services now and into the future. When completed, the Placerville Joint Public Safety Facility could contain a fire station, fire district administration, a police department and an emergency operations center among other options.
"The Senator and her staff listened to our needs and concerns, took the time to tour our station and see the challenges first hand, and went to work for our firefighters," says Fire Chief Tim Cordero. " This funding is a tremendous start towards providing our firefighters and police officers the facility they desperately need."
Senator Marie Alvarado-Gil stated, "this is in investment in the men and women that serve our community in the fire district to make sure that they are safe, respected and that they have dignity in the work that they give our community."
During the ceremony Fire Chief Tim Cordero presented Senator Marie Alvarado-Gil with a flag that had flown over Station 25 on 9/11 of this year as a token of appreciation for the senator's assistance in moving the Placerville Joint Public Safety Facility forward.