El Dorado County is Now Under a Shelter In Place


All Pioneer Fire Protection District Stations are closed to the public at this time to protect the crews and public. 

Headquarters | Station 38
7061 Mt. Aukum Rd.
Somerset, CA
P.O. Box 128

Office: (530) 620-4444

Office Hours:
Tues. – Thurs.
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Closed Holidays


Special Notices


Notice of Board Vacancy



The Pioneer Fire Protection District will be accepting resumes to fill the remaining term of 1 vacated position (effective February 28 2021).

Appointment will serve until December 2, 2022

The Board can approve an appointee to fill the term at a Board Meeting allowable by Government Code §1780.

Interested registered voters and residents of the Pioneer Fire Protection District can apply by sending a resume and letter of interest to the District office. Resumes must be received no later than Friday April 9, 2021 at 12:00 pm.

Resumes may be mailed to the District office at P.O. Box 128, Somerset, CA 95684, emailed to admin@pioneerfire.org

Candidates will then be interviewed publicly and maybe appointed that day at an announced Special or Regular Board Meeting at the District Office, located at 7061 Mt. Aukum Rd, Somerset, CA. Telephone number: (530) 620-4444.


Join us March 20, 2021 for our Emergency Response Workshop!

This virtual workshop will educate our community on how the Pioneer Fire Protection District operates and will advise on the best course of action if an emergency is to occur in our district. Representatives from agencies who assist Pioneer Fire Protection District in the event of an emergency will also be presenting to discuss what their function is in an emergency and in the community.

Agencies that be represented at event will be Pioneer Fire Protection District, El Dorado County Emergency Services Authority, California Highway Patrol, El Dorado County Sherriff’s Office, Office of Emergency Services, and local Fire Safe Councils.

Register by March 15 at http://bit.ly/EmergencyResponseWorkshop

You can also register by emailing Kara Garrett at kgarrett@pioneerfire.org 


Sand Bags

Sandbagging information

Burn Permits are now available online Station 38 is not issuing burn permits at this time please see link below.


Grizzly Flats Evacuation Routes

Letter to the community regarding Route Out

District Needs for Community Support

Water is now in the tanks at Mt. Aukum Station 34 Fire Water Tanks!
Ready to supply fire apparatus in the event of a fire.
Thank you all who have donated and helped with this project.

Water Project Funds-update 12-31-20

Update water supply donations 11-29-20

Update water supply donations 11-13-20

Update water supply donations 10-30-20

Letter to community regarding water supply donations needed. (1)

Donation Assistance Request From The Community

Request For Water Storage Tank

New Water Tender

Joint Staffing at Fiddletown Station 123 FAQ

Joint Staffing at Fiddletown FAQ

District Name Change Information

District Potential Name Change Frequently Asked Questions

Vacant Lot Inspections Forms

Self Inspection Forms are to be downloaded and mailed into Pioneer Fire Protection District at P.O. Box 128 Somerset, CA 95684. You also have the option to submit the online form through our website. Self Inspection information will only be shared with the Pioneer Fire Protection District in order to increase our efforts for community risk reduction.

All forms must be submitted with images of the front and back of the property.
Please email images of your property in the following format:
Emails to be sent to Public Educator Kara Garrett at kgarrett@pioneerfire.org.
Subject must be: Last Name-Property Street Address (Example: Smith-123 Happy Lane)

If you have any questions, please contact the Pioneer Fire Protection District office at (530) 620-4444.”

Self Residential – Vacant Lot Inspection Form

Fill out the form online

Accepting Quick Response Team Volunteers (QRT)

Training Classes  –  If you are a current or incoming Volunteer with PFPD the training is free

Announcement for Training classes

Accepting Shift Volunteers Firefighters (Stipend)



District Information

Next Board Meeting

Board Meeting  April 13th, 2021 6:00 pm

Minutes & Agendas

Minutes & Agendas

Chief News Blog

Chief News Blog


District Employment

Open Positions

  • AFPD PFPD Captain
  • AFPD PFPD Firefighter
  • Firefighter, FF-EMT or Paramedic
  • Currently Recruiting for All volunteer Positions” EMS QRT, Wildland/Vegetation FireFighter, Water Tender/Apparatus Operator (only) and Reserve Volunteer

Open PositionsDownload Pioneer Fire Protection District Job Application


Burn Information Hotline

Burn Day Hotline
(530) 621-5897


We issue burn permits on behalf of Cal Fire during our office hours.

Office Hours:
Tues. – Thurs.
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.



Information Links

EDSO Alert Notification