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

The Winter Season is especially beautiful in the Sierra Mountains with so many activities and sights to see in our area.
As the daylight hours become less and it gets dark earlier, be aware that pedestrians are more likely walking after dark and harder to see. Check your home’s heating system for operation before you need it, and don’t forget to make sure your chimney is clean and flume is open before use.
The rain and snow have returned to the Ebbetts Pass Corridor and it’s time to reconsider winter driving. During the winter, make sure your car is prepared, and you are familiar with road conditions. Check your vehicle’s tires, lights, wipers, and battery condition to see if it is up to the task of winter conditions. Don’t forget warm clothes/blankets in your vehicle as a precaution. Some winter weather driving tips:
• Decrease your speed and leave yourself plenty of room to stop. You should allow at least three times more space than usual between you and the car in front of you.
• Brake gently to avoid skidding. If your wheels start to lock up, ease off the brake.
• Turn on your lights to increase your visibility to other motorists.
• Keep your lights and windshield clean.
• Don’t use cruise control on icy roads.
• Carry tire chains
• Don’t pass snowplows and sanding trucks. The drivers have limited visibility, and you are likely to find the road in front of them worse than the road behind.
• Don’t assume your vehicle can handle all conditions. Even four-wheel and front-wheel-drive vehicles can encounter trouble on winter roads.

Mike Johnson, Fire Chief