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  • 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

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    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