The mission of the Mosquito Fire Safe Council is to protect the people of the Mosquito Fire Protection District and their property from the effects of catastrophic wildfire through education, cooperation, innovation and action.
Are you passionate about what we're doing? Let us know! We are always looking for volunteers to help us make our vision a reality. We'll help you find a way to volunteer that best suits you. We're excited to have you join the team!
Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you. We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you.
Thank you, Veterans, for your commitment to service and sacrifice. The Veterans Day Breakfast Buffet was a small token of appreciation for the positive impact that Veterans have made in our community.
Thank you to the volunteers, our agency partners, and sponsors for making this Veterans Day Breakfast Buffet a memorable experience to honor the brave men and women who have given so much for our benefit.
A grant awarded to Mosquito Fire Safe Council is being put to work this fall, dependent on weather conditions! A vegetation treatment area has been identified to increase wildfire protection for the Mosquito/Swansboro community. The proposed target treatment area focuses on La Paz Road, east of Mosquito Road. The eastern region of the treatment area would tie in with a former dozer line from the King Fire (2014). The overall goal is to wrap the entire community with a line that protects the community from wildfire.
Since 2019, approximately 275 acres have been treated throughout the community, and the next treatment area is estimated at 60+ acres.
Stay tuned as we provide progress updates on the project.
We look forward to working with El Dorado & Georgetown Divide Resource Conservation Districts on this project.
obtain a burn permit. Good news is that you can save time and do it all online. Complete their application, submit, and then print out your burn permit all within minutes.
Click HERE to get yours.
They do require you view a short (3 minute) video before you can beginning filling out their online form.
NOTE: BURNING BEGINS OCTOBER 24, 2023.
Need assistance with creating a defensible space at your primary residence in El Dorado County's west slope area? This service is only available to veterans (including surviving spouses) regardless of age and/or seniors age 60 or older, who are financially unable to afford vegetation removal on your property and physically unable to do the work.
Find out more about this free service by clicking HERE.
The chipper program is only allowed for residents of Swansboro Country Property Owners Association area. Please use the form below to arrange a request.
Additionally- the Activity Tracking Log should be used when any Mosquito, or SCPOA, area folks do anything to make their property more fire safe. Trimming trees and brush, leaves for burning, and keeping the area fire safe all help. Please use the email link at the bottom of the page to submit your activities.
SCPOA and Mosquito area folks can use this LINK for wood chipping (use the Q code below). SCPOA residents can also use the form, SCPOA Wood Chip Request, below.
NOTE: chipping done by EL Dorado Fire Safe Council will only be done till their monetary resources are gone till next year. Sign up NOW to ensure you get yours done!
Request For Defensible Space Evaluation; Assistance to HELP; Those Helping Out.
At this time, please provide information to:
The information below has been added at the request of El Dorado County Fire Safe Council. Information provided will help make your home more defensible and help create a Fire Safe community. If we attain the status of a Fire Safe community we may be able to not only protect our homes but also obtain reductions in property insurance for fire coverage. We must all participate in these endeavors.
The following are two CalFire links-
- and additional resources are below.
use the form below to arrange a date to have your house eligible for sale. You’ll need documentation of a compliant Defensible Space Inspection.
Click HERE for the form.
What happens after I submit the form?
By completing this form, you will be submitting your request for a PRC 4291 compliance inspection to be conducted at the address you list below. You will receive a confirmation email after submittal and a follow up phone call or email from your local Defensible Space Inspector to schedule your inspection.
When should I submit the request?
A copy of the completed inspection report that shows proof the property has been inspected, and has passed that inspection, within six (6) months prior to entering into a sales contract.
What if my property does not pass the inspection?
If your property does not pass on the first attempt, the inspector will explain what work needs to be completed and schedule another appointment at a later date. If the property will not meet compliance with PRC 4291 standards or a local vegetation management ordinance, the seller and the buyer shall enter into a written agreement pursuant to which the buyer agrees to obtain documentation of compliance within one year after closing escrow.
Files coming soon.
The county vegetation management ordinance, 5101, is effective May 30, 2019. A copy of the ordinance can be found below. However, the county has created an informative set of webpages with a FAQ section as well. To view those webpages click HERE.
MOSQUITO FIRE SAFE COUNCIL
6369 LOG CABIN LANE
PLACERVILLE, CA 95667
Note: meetings are held on an as needed basis. Meetings are also held monthly in conjunction with the EDC Fire Safe Council. Refer to their website for day and time.