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.


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



Life Safety Division Fire Inspector I

POSITION TITLE: Fire Inspector I

SALARY: $45,000 – $55,000 depending on qualifications

FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt; position is eligible for overtime compensation.

OPENING DATE: November 4, 2015

CLOSING DATE: December 18, 2015

JOB TYPE: Full Time

Mission Statement: It is the mission of the Estes Valley Fire Protection District to provide the people of the Estes Valley with fire prevention, fire protection and other emergency services in a safe and efficient manner.

This position will address both of the Life Safety Division’s primary goals by conducting fire safety surveys (annual/biannual inspections) and Firewise risk assessments, in addition to assisting with public education outreach as needed. This is a full-time, professional fire prevention position.

Objective for Position: Fulfill the District’s responsibility to reduce hazards and prevent life safety issues by inspecting businesses on an annual/biannual basis and educating tenants and owners on recognized good practices for providing a reasonable level of life safety and property protection from the hazards of fire, explosion or dangerous conditions and to provide safety to firefighters and emergency responders during emergency operations.

Fire Life-Safety Inspection Duties:

  • Under supervision of the Fire Marshal, conduct professional and technical-level fire inspections of commercial and public buildings to ensure compliance with minimum requirements of adopted codes and standards.
  • Respond to and resolve community and organizational inquiries and complaints related to adopted codes and standards.
  • Conduct residential Firewise risk assessments as requested by property owners.
  • Input and verify completeness and accuracy of Fire District’s record management system.
  • May be required to work a flexible schedule when requested or when delivery of programs requires, including, but not limited to, evenings, weekends and work days exceeding normal work day schedule.
  • Prepare and disseminate fire prevention information to citizens, staff and volunteer firefighters.
  • Coordinate and implement educational programs including WUI, Fire codes and other topics as identified by the Fire Marshal.
  • Work closely with District volunteers in the coordination and delivery of public education programs.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications/Certifications:

  • At least 18 years of age
  • High School diploma or GED
  • Current work toward an Associate degree in education, public speaking or fire science. Other fields of study may be considered.
  • Two (2) years of fire inspection and code compliance experience plus one (1) year of public education experience.
  • Possess current ICC Fire Inspector I certification or obtain within one year of employment. Within two years, obtain ICC Fire Inspector II certification.
  • Fire prevention experience specific to public fire and life safety education.
  • Or any equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Please note that this position is not a firefighter and will not be responding to calls.

Submit a completed application packet including:

  1. Estes Valley Fire Protection District Employment Application,
  2. Current resume,
  3. Cover letter, and;
  4. Copies of relevant certifications.

Application packets will be accepted until 5:00 pm on Friday December 18, 2015

Hand-deliver or mail applications packets to:

Estes Valley Fire Protection District

Attn: Human Resources

901 N. Saint Vrain Ave.

Estes Park, Co. 80517

Offers of employment are contingent upon passing a background check (employment, criminal, motor vehicle).

Fire Inspector I Job Description

Job Application



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.”


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.



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 sdorman@estesvalleyfire.org.

Become a Volunteer Firefighter

We are now accepting new recruits. Fill out your application and email, mail or drop it off in person. (EVFPD attn: Membership Committee, 901 North Saint Vrain Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517)


View the Weekly Call Report


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