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Welcome to the Estes Valley Fire Protection District

“The Mission of the Estes Valley Fire Protection District is to provide the citizens of and visitors to the Estes Valley with superior fire prevention, fire protection and emergency services in a safe and efficient manner.”

Hours of operation: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.

FOR EMERGENCY: 911

If you have an emergency in the Estes Valley, dial 911.

EVFPD BREAKING NEWS

Kidde Smoke and Combination Smoke/CO Alarms Recalled Due to Alarm Failure

Get details on the models of combination smoke/CO alarms that were recalled.

As you check to see if your home’s alarms might be included in this recall, it is also a good idea to check the age of your home’s smoke alarms. All smoke alarms should be replaced once they are 10 years old – even those that are hard-wired into your home’s electrical system. Smoke and CO alarm sensors get weaker over time and have a limited life span.

Mike Lepore Welcomed as New Wildland Fire Education Coordinator

Read more about Mike and how he’ll be helping the community.

Apply to join our new RESERVES program

The Estes Valley Fire Protection District will be instituting a Reserve Firefighter Program to support the firefighters in various areas. If you have ever wanted to help the fire department, but don’t have the desire or time to commit to becoming a certified firefighter, then don’t miss out on this unique opportunity. It is becoming harder and harder to find individuals who can commit to the rigorous training and time commitment to be a volunteer firefighter. But many of the support roles of firefighting can be accomplished without becoming a certified firefighter. The EVFPD will be hosting an informational meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 20th at 6:00 PM to explain the Reserve Firefighter Program and go over the many tasks that could be completed by people like you. Providing these support roles frees up the certified firefighters to do their jobs. Interested individuals can contact Fire Chief Scott Dorman, at the Dannels Fire Station, 901 North Saint Vrain Ave, Estes Park, (970) 577-0900 or email to sdorman@estesvalleyfire.org.

Apply to become a volunteer firefighter

We are now accepting new recruits. Just fill out an application located under the Volunteer Fire Department – VFD Application tab, and email, mail or drop off in person to the EVFPD. Deadline for new recruit applications is August 31, 2014.

 

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Free Residential Slash Collection Dates Announced

To help you prepare for the coming wildfire season, the Estes Valley Fire Protection District is hosting two slash drop-off events. From 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. on October 18 and 19th, property owners within the fire district are encouraged to bring slash to the Town of Estes Park property located at 640 Elm Road. The site entrance is on the right-side of Elm Road, just past the turn off to the Waste Management Transfer Station.

Appropriate materials (outlined below) can only be accepted during the designated times within the gated area. Please note that if guidelines are not followed, the Fire District may not be able to host future slash drop-off events.

Slash consists of tree trimmings, small tree trunks and shrubs that have been removed to create or improve defensible space around structures.

Materials accepted:

  • Branches/tree trimmings
  • Small tree trunks
  • Shrubs (no root balls)

NOT acceptable:

  • Pine needles, cones and other small yard debris
  • Stumps
  • Flood debris
  • Material from businesses/commercial sites

Start improving the defensible space around your home now!

Fire fighters appreciate all the work property owners do to reduce wildfire hazards before there is an immediate threat. Once a wildfire threatens an area, there isn’t time to do this important mitigation work. Here are some actions you can take to create a Firewise home with surrounding defensible space.

  • Thin continuous tree and brush cover around all structures.
  • Clean out gutters and roof areas where pine needles collect.
  • Clean pine needles and other debris from under decks and in corners of structures.
  • Mow grass and weeds around structures.
  • Prune tree branches to eliminate the possibility of fire reaching the branches.
  • Remove any small tree or shrub from under large trees to eliminate a ladder for fire up to the tree branches.
  • Stack firewood at least 30 feet away from any structure.
  • Post reflective house numbers at the edge of the road so they are clearly visible both day and night.
  • Make sure the driveway is at least 12 feet wide and all tree branches are cleared to a height of 14 feet to allow emergency response vehicles safe access to all structures.

To have a Residential Firewise Risk Assessment completed for your property, please contact the Fire District at 970-577-0900.

 

9/21/14 – 9/27/14 Weekly Call Report - Chief Officers and safety officers generally respond in their personal vehicles (POV). Firefighters generally respond to medical call in their personal vehicles; as this allows for faster response by officers and medical personnel to assess the emergency and provide medical care.

September 22

At 1:42 a.m. the EVFPD WAS PAGED TO 505 Big Horn Drive for a fire alarm

September 23

At 0:04 a.m. the EVFPD was paged to assist the Estes Park Ambulance

At 6:08 p.m. the EVFPD was paged to 399 E. Elkhorn Avenue for an odor of gas

September 15

At 7:42 a.m. the EVFPD was paged to assist the Estes Park Ambulance.

At 10:46 a.m. the EVFPD was paged to assist the Estes Park Ambulance.

At 11:01 a.m. the EVFPD was paged to the area of 2560 Highway 34 for a motor vehicle accident.

At 11:30 a.m. the EVFPD was paged to the area of Marys Lake Road and Lower Broadview for a smoke report

At 5:00 p.m. the EVFPD was paged to assist the Estes Park Ambulance.

September 26

At 11:56 a.m. the EVFPD was paged to 815 Riverside Drive for a motor vehicle accident.

At 3:53 p.m. the EVFPD Dive team was paged to the area of mile marker 69, Highway 34 for a vehicle in the river.

At 6:20 p.m. the EVFPD was paged to the area of 820 Moraine Avenue for a grass fire.

At 9:01 p.m. the EVFPD was paged to assist the Estes Park Ambulance.

September 27

At 11:21 a.m. the EVFPD was paged to 655 Big Thompson Avenue for a motor vehicle accident.

At 2:35 p.m. the EVFPD was paged to the intersection of Cleave Street and Big Horn Drive for a motor vehicle accident.

ISO rating for the Estes Valley Fire Protection District:
Inside City Limits - 4
Outside City Limits -  within 1,000 feet of a fire hydrant = 4                                                                                farther than 1,000 feet from a fire hydrant = 6