EPFD Timeline

Ebbetts Pass Fire Protection District History
2009
May 14

Founding Board Member Kenneth Emerson Passes

Founding Board Member Kenneth Emerson Passes

Kenneth Emerson passed away on May 14, 2009 at the age of 72.

2001
October 5

Burel Ledbetter Passes Away

Burel Ledbetter Passes Away

Burel Ledbetter was the first paid firefighter hired in EPFD in 1970.

1991
December 1

Board Member Appointed

Robert Olsen joined board of directors and served until 11-30-1995.

1989
December 1

Board Member Appointed

Lloyd McFarland joined board of directors and served until 7-31-1993.

October 17

EPFD Board of Directors Considered Possibility of Merger with Murphys Fire District

The possibility of combining the fire districts was researched and seriously debated over the course of the next few years. The proposed merger failed to gain the necessary support to be completed and the project was abandoned in 1991.

June 20

New Fire Chief is Appointed

New Fire Chief is Appointed

Warren Wilkes is formally appointed as Fire Chief.

March 21

Board Member Appointed

Joseph Cadorette joined board of directors and served until 11-30-1993.

1988
December 15

EPFD Fire Chief Resigns and an Acting Fire Chief is Appointed

Jim Rosbrook resigns as Fire Chief and Assistant Chief Warren Wilkes was appointed as Acting fire Chief.

December 12
November 1

EPFD Board Implements New Employee Policy

EPFD Board implemented new requirement that all paid firefighters become California certified fire officers.

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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.