- YOUR INVITED TO GET YOUR FREE COVID-19 VACCINE AT STATION 61 GEORGETOWN FIRE STATION
Tuesday July 6th Georgetown Fire Department will be hosting a mobile vaccination clinic with the State of California sponsored mobile VAX VAN from https://www.snapnurse.com.
WHEN: Tuesday July 6th 2021 from 9am-Noon and 1pm-5pm
WHERE: Georgetown Fire Department Station 61 (6281 Main St. Georgetown, Ca)
This is a walk up clinic. Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson is what will be offered
Please DO NOT call Station 61 to schedule a time. We are just providing a location for the public to come get vaccinated.
There will be a second date for follow up shots of Pfizer July Tuesday the 27th
Johnson & Johnson one shot will also be offered for those who would like to get the vaccine.
- Remote Area Rescue
05/10/2021 Georgetown Fire Department along with Garden Valley Fire, El Dorado County Fire, Cal-Fire, El Dorado County Animal Control and CHP H20 coordinated an effective remote area rescue 2.25 miles in from the trail head at the Loon Lake Campground. A hiker with his 2 dogs were returning from a 5 day hike of Desolation Wilderness. The hiker slipped and fell causing a lower leg injury that left him stranded. The hiker was able to signal for help using his GPS with Satellite up link and give his coordinates and extent of injuries and that he had 2 dogs. CHP H20 was able to locate the hiker from the air then landed at the Loon Lake Boat Ramp to reconfigure. Once reconfigured H20 took a firefighter from El Dorado County Fire to assist in getting the hiker to H20 back to the boat ramp to meet with Medic 61 for transport to a local hospital. The El Dorado County firefighter then walked the 2 dogs out to the trail head for Animal Control for transport to the owners home in El Dorado County.
- CAL FIRE Burn Suspension in effect as of midnight tonight
- 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.
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.
- 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
- 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.