Fire Department

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Wildfire Mitigation Plan

Link to Cal Fire Website

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Emergency Contact:  Call 911

Chief Rick Ansel (209) 258-4444 Ext. 103

The Kirkwood Volunteer Fire Department’s (KVFD) role is to protect families and homes in our wonderful community by providing protection of life, property, and the environment from the effects of fires and hazards and by responding to medical emergencies in a professional and courteous manner.

The Kirkwood Volunteer Fire Department’s need for funds for new equipment and supplies has evolved as the Kirkwood community has grown. The primary fundraising event is the KVFD Summer Festival that takes place over the Fourth of July weekend. Donations are however welcome all year.  Click here to donate today and support Kirkwood’s all volunteer fire department.

The Kirkwood Volunteer Fire Department  located at 33540 Loop Road serves the community of Kirkwood, CA, which geographically sits within three counties:  Alpine, Amador and El Dorado.  The community covers approximately three square miles and serves a permanent population estimated at 135, with a potential population (overnight stops) of approximately 7,008 in the winter months when the ski resort is open.

KVFD is called upon to respond to emergency medical calls, structural and wild land fires within the District and surrounding areas, assistance with vehicle accidents, hazardous spills, search and rescue. This service is provided not only within Kirkwood, but also east to Carson Pass, and west to Tragedy Springs.  KVFD also provides mutual aid for other surrounding fire service providers if called.

 Existing Apparatus

1        –           E93      2006 HME- Type One Fire Engine

1        –           E193    1986 GMC-Type One Fire Engine

1        –           Brush 93    2017 Type 6  Engine

1        –           M93      8’ Zodiac Boat / 9.9 Mercury 4-Stroke


Emergency Contact


To volunteer please review and submit the Application

KVFD Volunteer Firefighter Application

Parking Reminder

Do not park within 15 feet of a fire hydrant. 

Kirkwood Volunteer Fire Department personnel may cite and possibly tow vehicles in violation of California Vehicle Code 22514.