Defensible Space

Now is the time to prepare your defensible space for your home.  See the specific information on CalFire’s handout. For more detail, please check out Defensible Space.

Homeowner Grant Opportunities

Calaveras Fire Safe Council currently has several opportunities for homeowners to apply for grants to assist financially with the tree mortality issue and with defensible space.  See their webpage at for more details and applications.    

Post Your Address

Your Emergency Responders Need Your Help!   IN AN EMERGENCY, WHEN SECONDS COUNT!   WE WANT TO BE ABLE TO FIND YOU !   Is your street address posted ? Are the numbers clearly visible FROM THE STREET, even at night … Continue reading

Toy Lighters Have Children Playing With Fire

It’s all over the news and these reports say it best …. SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Novelty cigarette lighters made to look like toys have state fire officials concerned the item might fall into the wrong, tiny hands. The lighters … Continue reading

Seasonal Flu (Influenza)

Seasonal influenza (flu) is an infection of the respiratory system (lungs) caused by influenza viruses. Flu occurs most often every year during the late fall through the winter months. Influenza can cause complications such as pneumonia, and can lead to … Continue reading

Grilling Safety

NFPA says enjoy grilling, but stay safe; Many of us now fire up our grills throughout the entire year, and that’s why grill safety is more important than ever. Whether you use charcoal, wood, gas or electricity for grilling, a … Continue reading

Winter Driving Safety Tips

Winter driving on roads and highways in the snow-capped Sierra Nevada can be a pleasant adventure or it can be a frustrating, tiring an sometimes even hazardous undertaking. The California Department of Transportation, Cal/Trans, provides the following information to help … Continue reading

Plan Ahead and Prepare for Winter Storms

Winter storms can be deadly. Extreme cold can cause hypothermia (an extreme lowering of the body’s temperature) and death. Fireplaces, emergency heaters, and candles can cause household fires. Toxic fumes, such as carbon monoxide, from heaters can cause asphyxiation (unconsciousness … Continue reading

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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.