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

Summer 2016

Summer is here. Hopefully all of our residents and visitors will use the proper safety measures when enjoying their summertime activities. Please adhere to Public Resource Code and Local Fire Ordinance regulations regarding vegetation on lots and around homes- these mitigations are critical for our fire suppression force in the event of a wildfire. Our Personal Flotation Device (PFD) Loaner Program is available for everyone enjoying a favorite water adventure in the district. We hope to see everyone at one of the many special events in our community during the summer months.

2015 certainly impacted our state with one of the most significant wildfire seasons of our time in large part due to back-to-back years of drought in the West. Our agency participated in fire engine strike teams and fire line paramedic deployments throughout the summer. The most challenging fire was without a doubt the Butte Fire this past September. The Fire consumed over 70,000 acres and destroyed nearly 500 homes in our county. Our District participated in the Butte Fire Operations and prepared for it to enter into our jurisdiction-we were fortunate it did not. Now as the incident continues into a recovery process we hope all that are impacted recover swiftly.

Respectfully, Michael Johnson, Fire Chief