City Gate Report

Dear Community Member, 

The Fire District presents this report to the communities we serve in an attempt to better inform you about the services provided by the District.  While this report is not exclusively about our communities or our District, it provides a wealth of information about the manor in which public safety is delivered in El Dorado County and how fire agencies interact in delivering services to you.  It should be noted that:

  • This report was commissioned upon the request of the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors and oversight in selecting the consultant and producing the report was tasked to the Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO).
  • This report is in response to several Fire Districts in El Dorado County suffering a reduction in funding historically provided by the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors.  Diamond Springs – El Dorado Fire District has never received any of this funding.
  • This report provides an assessment of existing countywide fire suppression and service levels, identifies gaps in current service delivery and describes the fiscal systems in place for funding these services.
  • This report  suggest some options for the future delivery of these services.
  • This report does not specifically analyze the services delivered by each agency or  specific community risk management issues.  This would require a more detailed analysis by each fire agency.  The Diamond Springs – El Dorado Fire District completed this process in 2006 in order to establish a community service level standard.

This process included significant effort on the part of the consultant staff, the LAFCO staff and the El Dorado County Fire Chief’s Association. Their efforts have maintained a high level of service continuity despite a poor economic environment.