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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December 2014 - Ebbetts Pass Fire District

A Message From Fire Chief Michael Johnson,

Happy Holidays!

This is the time of year so many of us spend more time with family and friends either at our homes or traveling to theirs for celebrations during the holidays. With travel either to or from, it is very important to remind ourselves and of those visiting the importance of carrying chains for vehicles and have appropriate clothing for cold weather. In addition, some festive holiday food preparations may include deep frying turkeys this year, our advice is at a minimum to ensure the immediate area is free of combustibles and overhead of the fryer, not under low hanging tree branches or eaves in case any spillage of oil comes into contact with the burner.  Please see our winter safety messages on this web page for additional tips for safety.

This year we have been fortunate to have the Arnold Angels display their Christmas tree at Fire Station 1. The Arnold Angels offered dedication ornaments for a small donation that recognized the passing of a family member or friend. The donations are being passed on to the local hospice group. Please swing by Station 1 to see our tree and holiday decorations through the holiday season.

We have been busy preparing for winter operations — installing our tire chains on vehicles, attaching snow plow to the utility pick-up, ensuring facilities are winterized, ensuring our response is optimum for winter’s weather challenges. Firefighters here will be working a 24 hour schedule like every other day answering emergency calls when dispatched during the holidays. Please know in a time of emergency the call will be answered. Ebbetts Pass Fire District wishes everyone a happy and safe holiday season!

Respectfully, Michael Johnson, Fire Chief