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

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February 2014 – Ebbetts Pass Fire District

A Message From Fire Chief Michael Johnson,

Welcome to the Ebbetts Pass Fire District web page. This site has been designed and will be maintained to provide as much information as possible about the fire district and our current events.

2015 is our fire district’s 50 year anniversary. In celebration of our 50th, we will be having an Open House Saturday August 1st from 0900AM to 1200PM. 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. We hope to see you there!

The members of our fire district are passionate about serving our community and visitors.  This year our staff has continued a rigorous training plan that ensures they are ready for all-risk emergency response. In 2014 we responded to more than 950 incidents and 2015 we are in line for a similar or higher number by year’s end.

We have experienced a rather mild winter this year with spring-like temperatures from time to time. As we ease into the warmer dry seasons, please be vigilant with vegetation management around your homes to ensure appropriate defensible space. If you are planning on burning to remove fuels, remember to check 209 754-6600 for information on burn permits and burn day status. Even with all of the checks done, use common sense when burning to ensure safety.

Thank you for your time!

Respectfully, Michael Johnson, Fire Chief