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
Fire Station Open House and Community Pancake Breakfast
Join the Estes Valley Fire Protection District (EVFPD) for a free pancake breakfast and open house on Saturday, Oct. 10, to celebrate National Fire Prevention Week. Fire District volunteers and staff will be serving up breakfast from 8-11 am, providing station tours and hands-on fire safety activities. The Dannels Fire Station is located at 901 N. Saint Vrain Ave.
See full press release here 2015 Open House
Free Residential Slash Collection Days in October
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 17th and 18th, property owners within the fire district are encouraged to bring slash to the Town of Estes Park property located at 640 Elm Road.
Appropriate materials (outlined below) can only be accepted inside the gated area during the designated times. 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 non-commercial tree trimmings, small tree trunks and shrubs that have been removed to create or improve defensible space around structures.
• Branches/tree trimmings
• Small tree trunks
• Shrubs (no root balls)
• Pine needles, cones and other small yard debris
• Flood debris
• Material from businesses/commercial sites
EVFPD extends thanks to the volunteers working these events and to the Town of Estes Park for providing the drop-off location and assistance with moving materials.
Please take a few minutes to complete this survey.
The survey has been developed to solicit input from the public regarding their thoughts on resiliency and community. This data will be used in three different planning efforts that are underway:
- Unmet Needs and Community Fragility Study
- 2016 Hazard Mitigation Plan
- Local Resiliency Strategy
Commission on Professional Credentialing with the Center for Public Safety Excellence, has awarded Estes Valley Fire Protection District’s Fire Chief, Scott Dorman, the prestigious designation of “Chief Fire Officer” (CFO).
Dazzio & Plutt, LLC an independent auditing firm, completed their annual audit of the finances for the Estes Valley Fire Protection District. Steve Dazzio presented the audit report at the August 26th Fire Board Meeting. Mr. Dazzio was pleased to report that the Estes Valley Fire District had a clean audit. Mr. Dazzio stated his appreciation to the Estes Valley Fire Protection District’s staff and the District’s accounting firm Clifton Larson Allen for “making the audit process efficient and enjoyable.” He also reported that “The district is operating very soundly.”
AFG Grant Awarded to EVFPD
Fire Chief Scott Dorman would like to announce that the Estes Valley Fire Protection District has been awarded an Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) from FEMA to replace all of the Fire District’s self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA). SCBAs are what the firefighters wear on their backs allowing them to breathe clean air in dangerous atmospheres.
The grant will allow for the purchase of 30 state-of-the-art SCBA’s, 60 SCBA air bottles (1 spare bottle for each SCBA), and 40 face pieces or masks that are fitted to each individual firefighter. The new SCBAs will be at a higher pressure than the current ones, increasing from a 2216 psi system to a 4500 psi system. This increase in pressure will provide for a 45 minute air supply instead of 30 minutes, thus, giving an extra margin of safety to the firefighters.
Chief Dorman stated, “This is will be a tremendous help to the firefighters and increase the level of safety to these men and women who place their lives in danger to help our community. Our existing SCBAs do not meet the current NFPA standards and needed to be replaced. SCBAs are very expensive running around $7,000 each with a spare air bottle around $1000.” He also stated how important it is to have individual face pieces that are fit tested to each firefighter, not just to meet the NFPA requirement, but more importantly to ensure contaminates cannot enter the face piece while being worn.
This is a cost share grant between FEMA and the District. The District will be responsible to cover about 5% of the cost and FEMA providing the remaining 95% or a little over $218,000.
You can still dispose of your slash
Allenspark Area Sort Yard:
- Location: Hwy. 7, north of Meeker Park on Larimer/Boulder County line
- Open May 1 – October 17, Wednesday thru Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
- Closed Saturday, July 4
- Periodically closed due to inclement weather and staff training. Call 303-678-6368 for operational status, or contact the sort yard at 970-586-3259.
Estes Valley Fire Protection District Donates 1200 gallon Water Tender to the Volunteer Fire Department of Big Elk.
In keeping with the spirit of community the EVFPD has donated a 1200 gallon water tender (tanker) truck to the Volunteer Fire Department of Big Elk. “Our Department and Estes have worked together on a number of fires, so having this tender in a local area would be beneficial to both departments. Since the flood we have a lack of water as all 5 lakes disappeared with the flood” stated Treasurer Diane Briggle of VFD of Big Elk. Tender 4 served the residents of the Estes Valley for almost 4 decades. EVFPD recently purchased a new 2100 gallon Tender that debuted at the Safety Fair back on May 16th.
Letter to EALA members regarding upcoming deadline for retroactive fire code requirements
Red Flag Warning
The Estes Valley Fire Protection District will now display a red flag on the Smokey fire danger sign at 901 N Saint Vrain Ave when there is a Red Flag Warning in our area. A Red Flag Warning means that conditions are ideal for wildland fire combustion and rapid spread. This warning is posted when critical fire weather conditions are either occurring or imminent. Conditions that contribute to a Red Flag Warning are dry vegetation, low humidity, and high winds over a period of time.
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. There are many firefighting support roles that don't require becoming a certified firefighter. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Become a Volunteer Firefighter
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