Fire Fuel Reduction near Sly Park Proposals Sought

by Placerville Newswire / Mar 22, 2016 / comments

The maximum amount of funds available for contracted services in this grant is $147,450.00.

The El Dorado County Fire Safe Council (FSC) has received grant funding from CALFIRE under the State Responsibility Area Fire Prevention Fund (SRAFPF) program.  The purpose of this grant is to plan and perform strategic fuels reduction to reduce the threat of catastrophic wildland fire within the vicinity of Sly Park, California.


Former El Dorado County Firefighter recognized as the Vacaville Fire Department’s Firefighter of the Year

by Placerville Newswire / Feb 13, 2016 / comments

Brian Buathier is a Vacaville fire engineer who is known for going above and beyond to ensure the safety of his fellow firefighters. He’s also known for making sure they laugh once in a while.

“This is my second family,” said Buathier, who has worked for the Vacaville Fire Department for 15 years and was promoted to engineer about a year ago. “I couldn’t think of doing anything else.”

At a recent fire department event, Vacaville Fire Chief Kris Concepcion called the firefighters together to tell them Buathier was voted Firefighter of the Year by his peers.

Using Suppression Fire to fight Catastrophic Fire - Fire Paradox

by Placerville Newswire / Feb 06, 2016 / comments

By Cal Fire | Federal and state agency officials recently gathered with conservation and community fire protection groups to kick off the inaugural workshop for a memorandum of understanding that will promote the careful and expanded use of fire for natural resource and other social benefits in California.