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education • cooperation • innovation • action

Becoming Firewise

Stay Informed

Living with wildfire.

Placerville FireSafe Council is now part of three


If you live in the 

This program is a one-on-one consultation at your home to provide you friendly, knowledgeable advice on what you can do to reduce the threat of losing your home in a wildfire.

Available Programs

Defensible Space Program

Helps create defensible space around the primary home for seniors, veterans or those with low income on the western slope of El Dorado County. 

Chipper Program

You can now request TWO free chipping sessions per year, of up to 6 hours each, at your home. You can either have the chips hauled off, or ask to have them left on site.

Tree Removal Program

Provides hazard tree removal for individual homeowners on the West Slope of El Dorado County who wish to improve the safety of their property and community.

Fire Hydrant Locator

EID has an interactive online map that shows all the hydrants for their area
if you are on the Divide, use GPUD’s similar map.

New Emergency Alert

Emergency Services has changed from CodeRED to CalOES for Emergency Alerts. Your information will migrate over to the new system, but we encourage new registration to verify.

Are You Ready?

Becoming ready for wildfire starts with maintaining defensible space around your property, hardening your home, and planning to evacuate in case of an emergency.

Defensible Space

Adequate defensible space acts as a barrier to slow or halt the progress of fire that would otherwise engulf your property and helps ensure the safety of firefighters defending your home.

About Placerville Fire Safe Council


Empowering Placerville residents and businesses with the information, knowledge, and support to protect their family and property from wildfire.


The vision of the Placerville Fire Safe Council is to foster a fire wise community developed through ongoing public education, cooperation, innovation and action.