Sierra Springs Owners Association Fire Safety

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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 dedicted to their efforts and to help keep our community informed about being "fire safe".

Fire Safety Meetings

All SSRFSC Fire Safety Meetings will be held on the FIRST MONDAY of every month beginning February 1st 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 2021

Fire Safe Meeting 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"


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.

Click here for notes from former Chief Lloyd Ogan, El Dorado County Fire Protection District.

2021 Defensible Space Self Evaluation

June 1, 2021 is El Dorado County's deadline for property owners to comply with El Dorado County Ordinance #5101. June 1, 2021 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

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.

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.