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 …


Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update

Georgetown Fire is currently locked down due to COVID-19. Visitors are not allowed at any station. If you have an emergency, please dial 911. If you must visit a station for an emergency, please use the phone on the front of the station to call 911 and the appropriate resources will be routed to your location. The main office will remain closed to the public. Please call during business hours for business needs. (530) 333-4111

First, we want to assure you that GFD is taking the concerns over the Virus seriously.

We are participating in a daily conference call with 80 county health officials.

If you have or suspect you have, symptoms that may be Covid-19 (flu-like symptoms), Specific protocols have been issued on what actions should be taken.

In the meantime, we are meeting with CAL FIRE, County Fire, and others on Tuesday afternoon and will make a decision then on our Town Hall scheduled for the 21st at 1300 hours and one in Cool at 1600 hours.

In the meantime;
1)  Wash your hands often
2)  Stay home if you feel sick
3)  Drink lots of water
4)  Be extra vigilant
5)  Have conversations about safety and precautions with family and loved ones.

Thanks for your diligence in staying safe and keeping our community safe.

Please visit the El Dorado County Health Services Website and the Centers for Disease Control Website for more information

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 …

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 …

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 …

The Georgetown Fire Department responded to our first vegetation fire of the year on Friday

The Georgetown Fire Department, along with CAL FIRE units, responded to a small vegetation fire at just before noon today. The fire was in the area of Sliger Mine Rd. and Spanish Dry Diggins. The fire was a controlled burn that got out of control.

Remote Area Rescue Quad accident on February 1, 2020

The Georgetown Fire Department, along with units from CAL FIRE, Garden Valley Fire, as well helicopters from CHP and CALSTAR, responded to a quad accident at 4:49 p.m. yesterday. The first unit located the patient …

Georgetown Fire Department responded to a fire at Georgetown School yesterday

I continue to be impressed with my department, partner agencies and our community. The school did a great job of evacuating and being available to the fire department. Georgetown Fire had a great response with 10 personnel and assistance from several of our fire service partners.