Knowledge Action protection
Be Wildfire Wise
The Georgetown Divide Fire Safe Council’s mission is to protect the people of the Georgetown Divide and their community assets from the effects of catastrophic wildfire through education, cooperation, innovation and action.
The EDCFSC has received State grant funds to provide hazard tree removal for individual homeowners on the West Slope of El Dorado County who wish to improve the safety of their property and community. This is a cost share program between the El Dorado County Fire Safe Council and those who own their home, to help mitigate the costs of felling dead and dying trees. Click this link for details.
Because the time available to you may change in a moments notice, start with the first priority. Secure People, Pets, then Structure. Refer to local emergency plans for additional information.
Wildfire is an increasing risk in our region. Climate change, longer fire seasons, higher fuel loads and shrinking resources for firefighters all make a catastrophic fire much more likely. It is up to ordinary citizens to be more responsible to prevent fires as well as initiating plans and rehearsing for a fire emergency. This pamphlet is intended to initiate evacuation planning in case of a catastrophic wildfire.
Check out the new guide from a partnership of Nevada Counties; University of Nevada, Reno; and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Download PDF below.
The Georgetown Fire Safe Council (FSC) has acquired a grant from the California State Fire Safe Council to conduct roadside fuel treatments along Shoo Fly Road. The goal is to create a shaded fuel break along the 3.5 +/- mile length of Shoo Fly Road approximately 40’ +/- wide on each side of the road. The RCD is administering the Project on behalf of the FSC.