Georgetown Fire Department assisting on large state wildfires around California and Nevada

The Georgetown Fire Department is currently assisting on several large wildfires in California and Nevada. Our Office of Emergency Services Type 1 structural engine is transitioning from the Tamarack Fire (Alpine County, CA and Douglas County, NV) to the Dixie Fire (Butte County, CA). They are providing structural protection, along…

The Georgetown Fire Department, Engine 361, home for only 3 days before being redeployed to multiple vegetation fires in Southern California.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAugust 5, 2020 The Georgetown Fire Department has sent a Type 3 wildland fire engine, along with engines from El Dorado Hills, Pioneer, Diamond Springs and Mosquito Fire Departments to Southern California to assist with multiple fires in the area. The 5 engine Strike Team was originally sent…

The Georgetown Fire Department has deployed on their first major wildfire of the season

The Georgetown Fire Department has sent a Type 3 wildland fire engine, to the Hog Fire in Lassen County. The fire, which began on Saturday July 18th, grew from 650 acres to 5800 acres since Sunday. The department’s 4-person engine company left Georgetown at around 12:30 a.m. Monday morning, met…

Join a PG&E wildfire safety webinar

PG&E is hosting a series of online webinars for anyone who is interested in learning more about our Community Wildfire Safety Program. These virtual gatherings will allow community members to learn more about wildfire safety and emergency preparedness, meet with PG&E representatives, ask questions and share feedback. NOTE: PG&E is…

El Dorado County TOWN HALL: Vegetation Management & Defensible Space

THURSDAY, MAY 14, 20206:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.Online Meeting via ZOOM See flyer for more information Meeting Topics to Include: Countywide Vegetation Management & Defensible Space Program What is defensible space? Ordinance Requirements Good Neighbor Policy 2020 Defensible Space Inspection Areas Education & Resources Compliance & Enforcement For more information…

The Georgetown Fire Department encourages the use of 911 for all types of emergencies

The Georgetown Fire Department has noticed an increase in the use of Social Media for notification of emergencies.  Calling 911 is the best way for anyone to call for help during an emergency.  Calling 911 during an emergency can provide your fire department and or the Sheriff’s Office with additional…

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