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  • Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update

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    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

  • Georgetown Fire Department responded to a fire at Georgetown School yesterday

    The Georgetown Fire Department (GFD) was called to the Georgetown School at 4:25 p.m. yesterday for a reported structure on fire.  Crews arrived to find a classroom building with smoke coming from the interior.  The school and Boys and Girls Club had evacuated prior to GFD’s arrival.

    Crews quickly determined the fire was confined to an Air Conditioning Unit in the classroom.  Power was shut off to the building and crews evacuated all smoke using a ventilation fan.  There was no damage to the structure.

    GFD was assisted by Garden Valley Fire, Cal Fire and El Dorado County Fire Departments.  GFD had 10 personnel on scene.

    The scene was turned over to school officials on the scene and they advised that school would not be interrupted today.

    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.

    Fire Chief Glenn Brown
  • The Georgetown Fire Department is hosting their first Town Hall Meeting

    What: Community Safety Town Hall Meeting
    Subject: Homeowner Fire Insurance Cost, Coverage, Cancellations, Increases and California Fair Plan
    When: Saturday, January 18, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    Where: IOOF Hall in Georgetown
    Who: Aurora Mullett, Intrinsic Insurance And a panel of local Insurance and Real Estate Professionals to answer questions

    The Georgetown Fire Department (GFD) will be hosting our first Town Hall Meeting on Saturday, January 18, 2019 at the IOOF Hall from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    1:00 Presentation
    2:00 Panel Questions

    If you have any questions that you would like to submit to the panel, you can contact the Georgetown Fire Department at 530-333-4111.

    Georgetown Fire will be holding town hall meetings every other month. The meetings will be to inform and discuss the ongoing plans for our department and how we will serve our community. We will also be bringing speakers on topics such as Homeowner Fire Insurance, PG&E Power Shutoffs and other important topics to our Georgetown community.

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  • The Georgetown Fire Protection District is watching the American River Fire Protection District process very closely and announces future Town Hall Meetings

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    November 24, 2019

    The Georgetown Fire Protection District (GFPD) is watching very closely the formation of the American River Fire Protection District (ARFPD).  Georgetown Fire works very closely with the Garden Valley Fire Protection District (GVFPD) and will obviously be affected by any changes in the operations of the newly named ARFPD. 

    Last week GFPD sent a message to GVFPD Fire Chief Savacool that stated;

    “Georgetown Fire offers our support and best wishes for your efforts regarding the creation of the American River Fire District.”

    “We are requesting to be kept informed as the process moves forward.” 

    “The subject will absolutely generate conversations regarding Georgetown Fire and we would rather be involved in order to answer any questions/comments.”

    “Georgetown Fire is, and always has been, opposed to any concepts regarding forcing any consolidation/annexation of fire districts, but is, and always has been, willing to discuss any type of working relationships between our agencies.”

    Georgetown Fire has always worked on a good neighbor policy and we will continue to do so and offer our support to the GVFPD and ARFPD as the process moves forward.  We will constantly review how this will affect our department and our citizens.  In addition, we will always be looking for ways to partner with other fire agencies, government agencies, as well as private agencies to ensure that we provide the best services we can to our citizens.

    Georgetown Fire is planning on holding town hall meetings after the first of the year.  The meetings will be to inform and discuss the ongoing plans for our department and how we will serve our community.  We will also be bringing speakers on topics such as Homeowner Fire Insurance, PG&E Power Shutoffs and other important topics to our Georgetown community. 

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  • Ordinance 2019-01 – Adoption of the 2019 Fire Code

    Ordinance 2019-01 – Adoption of the 2019 Fire Code

    First Reading to take place at the Special Meeting of October 18, 2019 9:00AM at Station 61

    Second Reading to take place at the Regular Meeting of November 14, 2019 9:00AM at Station 61

  • Country Incident – Vegetation Fire

    Last Update: 9/4/2019 @ 10:49

    Location: Highway 193 and Penobscot Rd, east of Cool
    Lat/Long: [38.902821, -120.935299]

    Date Started: 9/3/2019
    Current Acreage: 85 acres
    Percent Contained: 30%
    Cause: Under Investigation
    Fuel Type: Grass
    Georgetown Fire Resources at scene: ALL Georgetown units have been released from the incident.

    Forward spread stopped.

    Evacuation orders remain in place. Evacuation Center is at the Cool Community Church, 863 Cave Valley Rd, Cool, CA 95614. For the most current information on evacuations, visit the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office at https://www.facebook.com/eldoradosheriff/

    For current updates, visit Cal Fires Incident Page
    https://www.fire.ca.gov/incidents/2019/9/3/country-fire/

  • Georgetown Fire now has a Zoll AutoPulse!

    The Georgetown Volunteer Fire Department has purchased a Zoll AutoPulse Resuscitation System! The AutoPulse® Resuscitation System provides high-quality automated CPR to victims of sudden cardiac arrest. Easy to use and battery operated, AutoPulse squeezes the patient’s entire chest to improve blood flow to the heart and brain.

    CPR is an extremely physical life saving procedure that can require many people to administer. It is also very difficult to maintain high quality CPR during the long transports from The Divide or in other tight quarters. The AutoPulse solves many of these issues while allowing our responders to focus more clearly on other important patient treatment that is required during these situations.

    This purchase was made by the volunteer organization with funds donated by community members as well as local organizations. We would like to thank all the donors, with a special thanks to Needle Nellies and the Georgetown Healthcare Auxiliary, for making this purchase possible.

    It should be noted that the volunteer fire organization is supported completely by donations from community members and organizations.

    The Georgetown Gazette has a front page article in the June 27th edition if you’d like more information.

    The Zoll AutoPulse will be carried on the first-out engine and will respond to all CPR calls in the district. Would you like to see the new device? Visit the Fire Department on Main St. during business hours.

    AutoPulse Video Demonstration