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.

Cool-Pilot Hill Fire Safe Council


Welcome to the Cool-Pilot Hill Fire Safe Council (CPHFSC) webpage!

CPHFSC – Mission Statement:

CPHFSC is a non-profit organization dedicated to reducing Wildland Fire hazards and improving Fire-safety awareness on The Divide in Cool and Pilot Hill, California.  We foster community involvement by building partnerships and providing resources for mitigating fire danger.

CPHFSC was resurrected in 2020; it appears just in time for a pandemic! The State of California requested all CalFire and CA Firesafe Council to cancel all our events/activities for the Wildfire Simulator and WUI Drill in Cherry Acres, CA.  CPHFSC will be continuing with both events, once CDC and State guidelines allow.

CPHFSC is currently developing an interactive website for residents on The Divide, its currently a work-in-progress, so please check back often.  In the interim, please visit CPHFSC’s on our PSA Facebook page.

We have many events/activities planned for late 2021 (depending on CDC and State of California guidelines):

    • WUI Drill with CalFire
      • Cherry Acres
      • Pilot Hill
      • Cool
  • Sections to be determine by CalFire
  • Wildfire Simulator
    • Tabletop SIMS for predicting wildfire activity/behavior
  • Fire Hydrant
    • Rehab and locator
  • Chipper Program
    • Online Registration
    • Currently due to lack of funding this program is currently on-hold.
  • Community Education
    • Bugout bags
    • State and County VMO
    • CalFire’s Ready/Set/Go!
    • Home Hardening
    • Fire Smart Landscaping
    • Zero/Zero Non-combustible Zone
    • Large Animal Evacuations
    • Defensible Space
    • Evacuation Plans
  • Online Webinars
    • PGE
    • Insurance Companies
    • How to survive a Wildfire
  • CPHFSC FireSafe Newsletter
  • 2020 CWPP with EDCFSC and Deer Creek
    • Currently a WIP (work-in-progress)
  • AlertWildfire.org
    • Addition of more cameras along Hwy 49 Pilot Hill to Confluence and Hwy 193 Cool to Georgetown
  • Pilot Peak Lookout
    • Growing list of volunteers to staff the lookout tower for CPHFSC area.
    • If you would like to staff a weekly block of time in our lookout tower, please email us via email address below or visit us on Facebook.
  • Interactive Map

Much more to come!

Contact Us:
PO Box 362
Cool, CA 95614

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