Sierra Springs Owners Association Fire Safety

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2022 Defensible Space Self Evaluation

June 1, 2022 is El Dorado County's deadline for property owners to comply with El Dorado County Ordinance #5101. June 1, 2022 is also the Sierra Springs Owners Association's (SSOA) deadline.

Please refer to the following links for information about your property evaluation starting with the Letter of Instructions:

Letter of Instructions

Compliance Plan

Defensible Space Evaluation Form

Defensible Space Property Right of Entry Form

Fire Prevention Safety Rules

Disciplinary Action Policy

Refer to this document for a list of property cleanup contractors that can help prepare your property for compliance.
Call the SSOA office should you have any questions.


The El Dorado County Fire Safe Council Chipping Program is now funded and ready for our Sierra Springs residents to participate in.
Why not take advantage of the current good weather to get your yard cleanup started early?
But, if you're not ready before winter, its all good - the program will be available throughout 2022!
If you are interested in participating in this program, please read and follow the instructions provided on this link:

Be sure to have your slash piles ready BEFORE submitting your application! Thank you and have a safe winter!

Fuel treatment video link

This excellent video explains how firefighters saved our homes. Click on the image above or click here to access the video.

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Sierra Springs Homeowners Association has a Fire Safety team that is looking out for our community. This page is dedicated to their efforts and to help keep our community informed about being "fire safe".

Learn Before You Burn

Click here for information about the "What, When, Where and How” of proper and legal outdoor Open Burning.

Fire Safety Meetings

All SSRFSC Fire Safety Meetings will be held on the FIRST MONDAY of every month beginning at 6:30 pm (via zoom)

NOTE: All meetings will be held at the SSOA Lodge and/or via ZOOM pending Covid 19 guidance. Zoom links will be posted with the agenda on the SSOA website prior to each meeting. These will also be posted on the Sierra Springs Watch Facebook page.

Volunteers needed for the Fire Safety team:

We need people to help perform evaluations. Please contact the SSOA office or Kay Campbell if you have a few hours to spare!

Regular Fire Safety Meetings for 2022

  • January (No meeting held)
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  • February 7th - 6:30pm

  • March 7th - 6:30pm

  • April 4th - 6:30pm

  • May 2nd - 6:30pm

  • June 6th - 6:30pm

  • July 11 - 6:30pm

  • August 1st - 6:30pm

  • September 5th (TBD) 6:30pm
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  • October 3rd - 6:30pm
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  • November 7th - 6:30pm
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  • December (None Scheduled)
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Fire Safe Meeting Minutes Archives

Sierra Springs Fire Safety

We live in a beautiful area surrounded by trees and natural landscapes. Every property owner should be aware of fire safety and keep their property clear of fire dangers. Refer to this document for more information about how you can help keep your property, and Sierra Springs fire safe.

Wildfire Evacuation meeting video

Click here to view the meeting held about wildfire preparedness and evacuation information.

Sierra Springs Fire Safety Video

Click in the red banner above (or this link ) to launch a video presentation that shows how to maintain a "Defensible Space"on your property. The link also provides several resources that are helpful in understanding how to create and maintain your property and to maintain "fire safe"

Fire Ember video

Ember Video image and link

Click the image above (or this link ) to launch a short (4 min) YouTube video that demonstrates the importance of clearing pine needles and debris off rooftops, gutters and around foundations, compost and wood chips in flower beds - also compares effect of embers on different types of exterior siding…..check it out!


Click here to access an article from the LEGISLATIVE ANALYST’S OFFICE.


Click here to access the series on "How to control California fires as scientists explain the process.

Wildfire Preperation Guides

Image of the Wildfire Home Retrofit Guide Click here to access the Wildfire Home Retrofit Guide document.

Image of the Fire Adapted Guide Click here for the Fire Adapted Communities brochure.

Visible Address Markers

Make your home address visible with this reflective address sign.

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Click HERE to order an address marker for your home.

El Dorado County - Vegetation Management Complaint Form

Use this form for reporting any property that poses a wildfire risk.

Property Cleanup contractor list

Click here for a listing of property cleanup contractors.

Neighborhood Radio Watch

Radio For The Rest of Us

For years, Amateur Radio Operators (aka "Hams"), have used radios when normal communications fail. Radio also aids First Responders during disasters. However, it’s become increasingly critical for "The Rest of Us," our families, our friends, and our community, to also have access to reliable communications when cell phone and Internet services fail.
Getting a Ham Radio license requires passing a test beyond the interests of most. But there are radio alternatives that citizens can use without passing a test. Click here for more information that could help you and your family through those times when your power and other types of communications fail.