The Omo Ranch Fire Safe Council extends a warm welcome to all community members.  Please join us to help create a safer, healthier, more cohesive community. Let us model what we want for our next generation to inherit.


The mission of the ORFSC is to equip residents of the Omo Ranch community with tools essential for establishing  defensible spaces, promoting public safety, and protecting life and property in the event of a catastrophic wildfire and to  facilitate collaboration within the community to implement fire safe practices and maintain a firewise environment.

Fire History 

Most large fires are aligned east to west. This is particularly evident in Amador County. This orientation is due to two factors, prevailing winds and terrain. El Dorado and Sacramento Counties are more likely to experience fires which run from the north to the south - especially at the lower elevations. However, the historical large fires in El Dorado County follow the same east to west orientation as those in Amador County. 

Over the past twenty years population growth and development in the wildland areas have placed many additional homes and businesses at risk - now small fires often create wildland-urban interface fire protection problems previously only found in the most densely populated areas of southern California.

CAL FIRE fire mapping requirements include:

Information from AEU Fire Plan

Indian Diggings School at Omo Ranch

Amador-El Dorado Unit Fire Safe Planning

Our Mediterranean climate, highly combustible fuels, frequent wildland-urban interface zones, and complex terrain create a unique wildland fire environment. 

Fires burn with greater intensity in this environment and are more costly and difficult to control. These areas contain steep, rugged river canyons that can limit accessibility. Fighting fires with bulldozers is difficult, if not impossible in some locations. 

Current Dangers

Information from AEU Fire Plan 

History of Local Fire Volunteers