Sierra Springs Owners Association Fire Safety

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Foothill Fire Flash

Click on the link below to access the latest edition from the El Dorado County Fire Safe Council (EDCFSC) - "Foothill Fire Flash". This issue contains:

  • New Fire Hazard Severity Zone
  • map now in effect.
  • New “Perimeter” evacuation
  • website.
  • Walls: home hardening
  • spotlight.
  • FSC Doings.
  • Burning update.
  • Upcoming webinars of interest.
Link to Fire Flash - Spring 2024

Fire Council Media

Click on the links below to view short (1 minute) videos from Ken Pimlott, Chair El Dorado County Fire Safe Council:

2023 Fire Certificate


Most insurance companies offer a nice discount on your homeowners premium if you provide them with this certificate.
Click here to download certificate.
Firewise plan of action for 2023-2025

WildFire Preparedness WorkBook

Wildfire Preparedness Workbook image and link
Click on the image or here to download.

10 Reasons to Become a Fire Wise Community!

10 Reasons document.

Defensible Space Assistance

Click here for Defensible Space Assistance for Seniors, Veterans or Low Income Individuals.

Click here for Residential Hazard Tree Removal Program

2024 Defensible Space Evaluation

Cal Fire suspended burning in Eldorado County effective 12:01 a.m., June 10, 2024! As planned, Sierra Springs Fire Safety Committee will begin their property evaluations on June 10, 2024. If you see an evaluator in an orange vest, please say hello! If you haven't already made sure your property meets the Cal Fire defensible space requirements, please continue with your efforts. All your neighbors thank you for doing your part!

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

Letter of Instructions

Defensible Space Evaluation Form

Defensible Space Property Right of Entry Form

Fire Prevention Safety Rules

Disciplinary Action Policy


The El Dorado County Fire Safe Council Chipping Program is now funded and ready for our Sierra Springs residents to participate in.

If you are interested in participating in this program, please read and follow the instructions provided on this link

More information here on Sierra Springs Watch discussion.

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

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.

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.

NOTE: All meetings will be held at the SSOA Lodge and/or via ZOOM. 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 2024

  • January 8 (Canceled)
  • February 5 (Canceled)
    • Agenda
    • Minutes
  • March 4
  • April 1
  • May 6
  • June 3
  • July 1
    • Agenda
    • Minutes
  • August 5
    • Agenda
    • Minutes
  • September 9
    • Agenda
    • Minutes
  • October 7
    • Agenda
    • Minutes
  • November 4
    • Agenda
    • Minutes
  • December 2 (No Meeting)
    • Agenda
    • Minutes

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 Preparation 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.

Reflective Address Signs

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.