El Dorado County Fire Safe Council

The mission of EI Dorado County Fire Safe Council is to protect the people of EI Dorado County and their property from the effects of catastrophic wildfire through education, cooperation, innovation and action.

Placerville FSC – Meetings

The Placerville Fire Safe Council meets to discuss how we can all help to make Placerville a safer community in the face of the increasing threat of wildfire. This meeting is open to the public.

Next Meeting: Thursday, April 18th 5:30pm to 7pm @Eskaton Village Meeting Center

Full Event Details on Facebook
The residents of the greater Placerville area are invited to attend a presentation and panel discussion on emergency communications during the event of a wildfire in our community.

The program will begin with a presentation by satellite communications consultant/technician Alan Thompson, entitled “The Camp Fire – Phones, Fires and Failures” and conclude with a Q&A panel discussion focused on questions regarding evacuation planning, early warning systems and other forms of communication in the event of a wildfire in the Placerville area.

This event is hosted by the Placerville Fire Safe Council (PFSC). Please note that the PFSC will not convene its usual business during this event. Future meetings and events will address fire prevention planning, vegetation management and other topics concerning wildfire preparedness.

More information about Alan Thompson’s presentation can be found on his website:


Previous Meetings:

Meeting Agenda for March 21st, 2019 (View Facebook Event page.)

Placerville Fire Safe Council
Regular Meeting
Thursday, March 21, 2019
5:30-7:00 p.m.
Eskaton Village Center Meeting Room
3397 Blairs Lane
Placerville, CA

Chair: David Zelinsky
Secretary: Kris Kiehne
Treasurer: Becky Estes
Ad Hoc Members: Tom Cumpston, Ben Solvesky, Marian Washburn, Jamie Low
Ex Officio Member: Dale Pierce

I. Adoption of Agenda and Adoption of Meeting Minutes from Regular Meeting, February 21, 2019 and Special Meeting, March 11, 2019.

II. Acknowledgement of New Board Member Jamie Low

III. Report from Committees/ Updates
a. Mapping Committee: Mapping of PFSC boundary (Solvesky, 10 min)
b. Risk Assessment Committee (Kiehne, Estes, 10 min.)
c. Update on Vegetation Management Ordinances (Solvesky, 10 min)
d. Bank account update (Estes, 5 min)
e. PRC 4291 Training summary (Cumpston, 10 min)
f. PSFC Facebook page (Low, 10 min)

IV. Discussion: New Committee for Outreach and Education (All, 20 min)
May 4 Wildfire Preparedness Day and PFSC participation/event

V. Update: El Dorado County Fire Safe Council Meeting (Zelinsky, 10 min)

VI. Discussion: Other items of Interest from those in attendance (15 min)

VII. Announcement of next regular meeting and meeting location

VIII. Adjournment