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.”
FOR EMERGENCY: 911
If you have an emergency in the Estes Valley, dial 911.
EVFPD BREAKING NEWS
Fire District Grateful
As our community forges ahead with recovery and rebuilding, we should take a moment to look back at our initial response.
Around 1:00 am on Thursday, Sept. 12, the first page went out calling our community’s volunteer firefighters to prepare the dive and rescue team for action. The next 96 hours were a blur of calls to rescue people and assist with evacuations. The Estes Valley Fire Protection District’s volunteers put in more than 3,000 hours during that time, rescuing so many people that they lost count somewhere after 200.
Thankfully these efforts didn’t go unrecognized or unsupported. Groups like the Lion’s Club; individuals like Douglas Rampy, Heather Leppert, Dee Robinson and Lori Cooper; and businesses like the Sweet Basilico provided hot meals and sack lunches for the firefighters. Shannon Faith, Lori Cooper, Ginger Carnell, Ann Leija and many other community members stopped by the station with baked goods and energy bars. Calls for dry socks and packable snack foods were answered within hours. Regretfully the Fire District didn’t capture everyone’s name but would like to extend appreciation and thanks for all of the support.
In addition to Estes Park Police Department and Town, aid also came from outside of the Estes Valley. Fire department crews from Loveland Fire Rescue Authority and Poudre Fire Authority assisted and provided respite. The Larimer County Sheriff’s Department, Larimer County Emergency Services, National Guard and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) worked hand-in-hand with the Fire District and Town to respond to the community’s needs.
The initial response was truly a team effort, as the continued recovery will be. To all those who played a part – THANK YOU!
SLASH EVENT – CANCELLED
The slash collection events to be offered by the Estes Valley Fire Protection District (EVFPD) on several Saturdays in October and November have been canceled.
“We regret having to cancel these events that provide residents an easy way to get rid of slash,” said Fire Marshal Marc Robinson, “However, given space limitations at the fairgrounds and road conditions limiting our ability to dispose of the material, we aren’t able to hold our Fall slash collection events.”
The Fire District encourages you to continue to create and improve defensible spaces around homes and other structures over the winter. With all of the moisture we’ve received this year, you are sure to have seen a lot of growth in the landscape surrounding your home. Fall is a great time of year to cut things back.
Suggested Fall Maintenance Activities
- Thin continuous tree and brush cover around all structures.
- Prune branches of mature trees to a height of 8-10 feet from the ground.
- Remove any small trees or shrubs from under the branches of large trees.
- 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 down grass and weeds around structures.
- 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.
- Clear tree branches to a height of 14 feet above driveways.
- Maintain a driveway width of at least 12 feet.
For more information contact Sue Pinkham, EVFPD Wildland/Urban Interface Coordinator at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 970-577-3682.
11/25/13 – 12/1/13 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.
At 11:45 a.m. a fire officer was called to the area of Blue Mist Lane & Mary’s Lake Rd for a smoke investigation.
At 12:47 p.m. EVFPD personnel were paged to Highway #36 & Highway #66 for a motor vehicle accident
At 10:58 p.m. a fire officer was paged to 610 Pinewood Lane for a Carbon Monoxide Detector activation.
At 3:25 p.m. EVFPD personnel were paged to 507 Columbine Ave for an oven fire.
At 5:00 p.m. EVFPD was paged to 2750 Notaiah Rd. for a gas leak.
At 10:09 a.m. EVFPD personnel were paged to Fish Hatchery Rd. for a motor vehicle accident.
At 10:55 a.m. EVFPD personnel were paged to 238 E. Riverside for a motor vehicle accident.
At 11:51 EVFPD personnel were paged to assist the Estes Park Police Department.
At 1:56 a.m. fire medical personnel were paged to assist the Estes Park Ambulance.
At 5:04 a.m. fire medical personnel were paged to assist the Estes Park Ambulance.
At 10:23 a.m. fire medical personnel were paged to assist the Estes Park Ambulance.
At 1:00 p.m. EVFPD personnel were paged to 1719 High Pine Dr. for a Carbon Monoxide Detector activation.
At 4:29 p.m. fire medical personnel were paged to assist the Estes Park Ambulance.
At 12:26 a.m. fire medical personnel were paged to assist the Estes Park Ambulance.
At 2:14 p.m. EVFPD personnel ere paged to 1631 Avalon for a structure fire.
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