The Rescue Fire Department was created with the support and contributions of the Rescue Volunteer Firefighter Association members and the greater community. The RVFA, a non-profit organization, was founded in 1960 by local residents who served as both RVFA members and firefighter personnel.
The RVFA's primary tasks were to provide fire protection to the Rescue Fire Protection District and to help support the needs of fire victims and their families. The RVFA has raised critical funding for firefighting operations by hosting annual events and accepting donations.
In 1975, a district tax was approved to help supplement and support the funding provided by the RVFA. In 1977, the construction and dedication of Rescue Station 83 was completed. Station 83 is in use today providing critical fire protection and ALS/BLS medical services to the community.
- The El Dorado County Sheriff's Office-Office of Emergency Services provides an Alert Notification System to notify residents when there is a threat to the health of safety of residents. To learn more about this program click here.
- Minimum Water Supply Requirements for El Dorado County can be downloaded by clicking here.
- For current information about the State Fire Prevention Fee click here. The Rescue Fire Protection District does NOT receive any revenue generated from this fee.
- Rescue Fire Department is a Safe Haven/Surrender Site. For more information about the California Safely Surrendered Baby Law, please click here.