Community Programs

From CPR Classes & LifeJacket Loan Programs to our Vial-of-Life Project, the Ebbetts Pass Fire District offers many beneficial programs for our community.

Fire Prevention

Fire prevention starts with you. Creating a "defensible space", having functioning fire extinguishers & smoke detectors, campfire safety and much more.

Emergency Response

With four fire station locations, the Ebbetts Pass Fire District is ready to respond to fire and medical emergencies throughout our district at any time.

EPFD Commitment to OUR communities

Our commitment to the communities of the Ebbetts Pass Fire District goes beyond responding to emergency situations. As our Mission Statement says; The Ebbetts Pass Fire Protection District shall provide for life and property safety from the threat of fires, medical emergencies, and hazardous materials release. This will be accomplished through planning, prevention, education, incident mitigation and appropriate application of technology.

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our history - serving ebbetts pass since 1965

The Ebbetts Pass Fire District was formed December 7, 1964, to provide structural fire protection during the winter periods when the local California Division of Forestry station was not staffed. The Ebbetts Pass Fire District became a legal entity, certified by Mr. Frank M. Jordan, Secretary of State for California, on July 26th, 1965. Julius Wixon was appointed as the first Volunteer Chief on October 26th, 1965.

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Message From The Chief

Chief Mike Johnson - s2

Welcome and thank you for visiting our website.  We hope you find the information here helpful and informative.

It is an exciting time of the year here in Ebbetts Pass Fire District with so many residents and visitors enjoying all that our beautiful area has to offer.  From the stunning views to the summer outdoor recreation activities such as fishing, camping, hiking, bicycling, and special events.

As an organization we will be participating in the annual Arnold Independence Day Parade on the 4th of July, then joining our very own Ebbetts Pass Firefighters Association for a community BBQ in Oak Circle that afternoon.

We will also be celebrating our 50th Anniversary this year!  In order to memorialize our special anniversary and share it with our community and visitors we will have an Open House at Fire Station 1, 1037 Blagen Road, on August 1st from 9:00 to 12:00.  We hope to have all of our community residents and visitors attend to help us celebrate this special anniversary. We plan to  showcase our history, current emergency services, and various other displays along with organized tours of Station 1. Please check out our history on this web page to see the early days of our organization. Please come to help us celebrate!

As always our core mission is the safety of our community and visitors.  One of the programs we have here at Ebbetts Pass Fire District that helps us meet our mission is the “Life Jacket” Program.  This program loans life jackets to those who need one or more for a day of water activities in our area.  The Life Jacket Loan Station is located in front of Fire Station 1, 1037 Blagen Road in Arnold.

Along with the summer activities, we are challenged with the threat of wildfire season and with the continued drought the vegetation is dryer than usual resulting in higher potential for wildfires.  We ask for your help in being extra cautious this fire season with any ignition types such as outdoor cooking, warming fires, and of course – NO FIREWORKS of any kind.  Defensible space is critical for defending your home and any fire from spreading.  Thank you to all our community members who have completed their clearing.

We hope to see all of you at our upcoming events!

Respectfully, Michael Johnson, Fire Chief