February 5, 2022 - This week The El Dorado County Fire Protection District received a three thousand dollar donation from Gilmore Hero Foundation. The donation will be used specifically to provide additional support to firefighters by providing them with additional uniform items. Firefighters are using and laundering uniforms more frequently due to COVID-19 exposures, enhanced decontamination procedures after fires and increased fitness initiatives. This donation will assure that firefighters have access to additional clean uniform items during their work day.
The Gilmore Hero Foundation provides support to first responders, active military and veterans throughout El Dorado County as a non-profit foundation.
As an independent special district, the El Dorado County Fire Protection District relies entirely on the support of the community it protects. Although the District is funded largely through property taxes and other revenue streams, donations like this help to fund special projects and programs or other areas where service needs exist.