Mosquito Fire Safe Council was established and accepted as an “Associate” Council of El Dorado County Fire Safe Council in April 2015. There are 25 councils that have joined with El Dorado County FSC. 23 councils including Mosquito FSC are “associate councils” and 2 are “affiliate councils”.
Affiliate councils are required to have and pay for their own insurance and establish their own nonprofit. You can go to the county website and you will see our Mosquito Fire Safe Council listed as an associate council under El Dorado County FSC.
Mosquito Fire Safe Council was awarded the large Defensible Space Grant from California Fire Safe Council and officers of Mosquito FSC signed the contract in February 2019. All the mastication work and ladder fuel mitigation treatment seen on Rock Creek Road, Swansboro Road and parts of Mosquito Road were completed under this MFSC grant. We were also fortunate to receive a few earlier grants to help with our Annual Fire Preparedness Educational Picnics in 2017, 2018 and 2019. Covid-19 made it impossible to hold our picnic in 2020.
Mosquito Fire Safe Council hired Mark Egbert from RCD to manage the grant (a requirement of the grant) and his services were for paid from the grant. The Grant also required that a Grant Coordinator be hired. Jerry Pullin volunteered (at no cost and accepted no payment) to coordinate the grant. He was responsible for submitting all reports for RCD and to report to the State. He was also responsible for tracking all in-kind work, treatment and services provided by our residents and other contributors. Mosquito Fire Safe Council has received accolades from the State for the incredible job he has done and the amazing work all our community has put in. More on that coming soon!
Mosquito FSC chose El Dorado County Fire Safe Council to be our Fiscal Sponsor and administer our grant. All grant money went to them and they administered all income and payments. They were also paid a small percentage for their administration duties. This is one way the County FSC makes their money to continue their good work and provide free services to our county residents.
I re-established Mosquito Fire Safe Council at the request of then MFPD Board President Ken Joseph in early 2015 and was seated on the county board of directors in June 2015 and elected to the El Dorado County Fire Safe Council Executive Board in July 2020.
The amazing work that has been accomplished by Mosquito Fire Safe Council and the work that continues is indisputable. We are proud of not only Mosquito Fire Safe Council but all that our community residents have contributed and all the support we have received.
and is on the second page of the website. We would like to say thank you for the second video to Wildland Rx which has made that video available to Mosquito FSC.
MOSQUITO FIRE SAFE COUNCIL
Hi Mosquito residents and homeowners, The original grant we applied to CFSC was in the amount of $300,000 with our matching commitment of $100,000 of cash and in-kind work. It was enlarged to $540,000 with our matching commitment to be $180,000, for a grand total of $720,000 and change.
I’d like to congratulate all of you who have done your part in all of this work.
To date, our cash /in-kind match reported amount is over $415,000, well beyond the $180k commitment, making the value of work performed for this grant over $955k and still climbing.
Your individual tracking sheets, defensible space evaluation checklists, and the SCPOA chipping program have been the most important components of my reports.
I will be making a final closeout for this particular grant via ZoomGrants in November. However, Mosquito FSC continues to seek out more grants to build upon this work, as well as petitioning for Firewise Community recognition. We ask that all of Mosquito continue to keep up the good work and keep filling out and turning in those tracking sheets. They have proven invaluable and are tangible evidence of your good faith commitment to wildfire prevention. Feel free to call with any questions and remember, the best place to get accurate and up-to-date is our website.
Again, congratulations and thank you all!
Respectfully submitted, Jerry Pullin MFSC Grant coordinator. Our webpage is: ww.mosquitofsc.org
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.
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.
The information below was presented at the November 5th meeting regarding the CWPP grant. The link below is of a short audio only presentation for a snippet of the information from the November 5th meeting. Click HERE for that audio.
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.
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.
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.
As a Swansboro resident SCPOA and the Mosquito Fire Safe Council are offering you a 'no cost to you' chipping program. The request form can be downloaded by clicking the file link below. Please read the entire form, which can be filled out online, and submit it to the email address located at the bottom of the form. Important note: Chipping will be done by SCPOA's maintenance workers. They will have final determination as to what they will or will not chip. They will also chip back onto your property so ensure a clear area is available. As a reminder your time spent to prepare a defensible space, as well as the SCPOA maintenance team's time, is an 'in kind' participation and counts towards the grant received from the US Forest Service. Please download your tracking sheet by clicking below. Additional program information can be found HERE.
National Wildfire Coordinating Group (Inciweb)
US Forest Service (Eldorado Nat'l Forest)
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.