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.

Coloma-Lotus Meetings


State restrictions on in-person meetings due to COVID-19 have paused our public meetings. Please contact us if you are interested in information or participating in emergency prevention and readiness activities. CLFireSafe@gmail.com



Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 7:00p.m.8:30 p.m.

Gold Trail Grange No. 452, 319 Highway 49, Coloma CA 95613


  1. Welcome, Introductions and Announcements
  2. Meeting re: EDC Fire Protection District – May 6, 7:00pm to 8:30pm, Gold Trail Grange
  3. Huge thank you to our Sponsors – Gold Trail Grange and Coloma Lotus Business Council
  4. CL Fire Safe Council 2018 – 2019 Activities
  5. PG&E Grant work completed October 2018 – 7 local roads
  6. Community Wildfire Protection Plan – Countywide update has begun
  7. Treasure’s Report
  8. Volunteer IT manager sought
  9. Advisory Inspection of Defensible Space for Homeowners (Compliance with PRC 4291)
  10. El Dorado County Vegetation Management Regulations – Update on EDC Board Actions
  11. CALFIRE, PG&E and more 2019 Funding Opportunities – Ask if interested in applying
  12. 7:15 pm – Speaker Presentation begins
  13. 8:30 pm – Close (please assist with putting away chairs if you can)


Fire Insurance in the Foothills: The Coloma Lotus Fire Safe Council is pleased to host Insurance Broker Rachel Williams, who will share timely information on Fire Insurance this evening. Rachel Williams, with 30-plus years of experience as a Farmers Insurance agent, will focus her presentation on current changes in the insurance industry, how carriers are pricing or considering fire risk in high fire districts, and the various discounts that may be available to help with pricing as well as the cost evaluator tools used to determine replacement cost. Our speaker will also touch on the difference between using admitted and non-admitted companies, and items to consider prior to inspection. Ms. Williams is a 35-year insurance industry expert. She has owned multiple agencies and represented several direct carriers. Rachel and her husband Michael are owners of RM Williams Insurance, A Farmers Agency, located in Roseville, California. She has been spending the majority of her time educating customers and affiliate businesses on the risks of fire; how to make the best coverage selections, which carriers to consider and options for fire insurance when they are non-renewed.

Next Meeting:

El Dorado County Fire Protection District Fire Protection Services and Funding, Monday, May 6 – 7:00pm to 8:30pm, at the Gold Trail Grange

Mark Brunton, El Dorado County Fire Protection District (EDCFPD) Board Member and CAL FIRE Battalion Chief, plus Chief Paul Dutch, EDCFPD Financial Officer will discuss Fire protection services and funding at an informational meeting to be held in early May. The Coloma Lotus Fire Safe Council (CLFSC) requested this meeting to focus on El Dorado County Fire District coverage and related issues.

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