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2 days ago

Elk Creek Fire Department

Today is National Pet Fire Safety Day so we'd like to share some helpful tips to keep your furry loved ones more safe and sound, and help us save them in the event of an emergency! About 40,000 pets die each year in fires, following some or all of these precautions can help reduce that risk. Our firefighters have undergone training to help administer CPR to pets, and generous donations have allowed purchases of life-saving equipment we've gratefully used (see below); together, we can make a difference!

Help Firefighters Help Your Pets
✅Keep pets near entrances when away from home. Keep collars on pets and leashes at the ready in case firefighters need to rescue your pet. When leaving pets home alone, keep them in areas or rooms near entrances where firefighters can easily find them.

✅Affix a pet alert window cling and write down the number of pets inside your house and attach the static cling to a front window. This critical information saves rescuers time when locating your pets. Make sure to keep the number of pets listed on them updated. You can get free window clings from the ASPCA here:

🇨🇭Emergency Kit:
Just as you would make an emergency kit for your family, include each pet as well. The kit should ideally contain some of your pet’s food, his veterinary paperwork, a photo of your pet, and any prescription medications.

✅ID & Microchipped:
Should you become separated during a house fire the best way to ensure that your escaped pet will be returned to you, is to make sure they are wearing an ID and/or microchipped. Also, always make sure that your personal information is always up-to-date. If separated, have a current photo of your pet and post to Evergreen, Conifer, Morrison, Pine & Bailey-CO Lost & Found Pets, Colorado Lost & Found Pets, Colorado Disaster Wildfire / Flood Lost & Found Pets & Livestock, My Mountain Town, and Pinecam - Contact local animal shelters in case they were found and surrendered: Foothills Animal Shelter, Intermountain Humane Society, & Clear Creek/Gilpin Co. Animal Shelter (Charlie's Place).

✅Pet-Proof your Home:
Keep hazards out of harm’s way, especially anything flammable or any electrical wires. For people with large breed or agile dogs, be aware that dogs have been known to accidentally turn on the stove while attempting to get food that is sitting on top of it. If dogs are unattended in the kitchen while you are out, it is a good idea to remove the knobs. The National Fire Protection Agency reports that stove tops are the #1 cause of pets starting house fires. It is a good idea to use outlet covers, especially in dog living areas.

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3 days ago

Elk Creek Fire Department

Apparatus procession sendoff for member Randy Rudloff's funeral. Thank you to all the front range fire districts for your collective attendance and support at this difficult time. ... See MoreSee Less

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7 days ago

Elk Creek Fire Department

Our deepest condolences to our brothers and sisters at Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District. Our mountain community is diminished with his loss, and we are ever grateful for his long and distinguished service. ... See MoreSee Less

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From the Park County Sheriff's Office:

Park County Sheriff’s Office
PO Box 604
Fairplay, CO 80440
Sheriff Tom McGraw


July 8, 2019

The Park County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s assistance in locating two runaway juveniles that left the area of Mount Evans Boulevard in Pine Junction on July 7, 2019, at 10:00PM. The two juveniles are not related but were staying together in a therapeutic foster care home for treatment of significant mental health issues. They are not considered a danger to the public.

The missing teens are Emma Stokes, age 16, 5’05” 110 lbs. with dark blonde frosted hair and Anna Frankman, age 16, 5’05” 110 lbs. with long brown hair. Emma was wearing a navy blue hoodie with red print and jeans. Anna was wearing a gray hoodie and jeans. If anyone has seen them or has any information as to their whereabouts, please contact the Park County Dispatch Center at 719-836-4121 option 5.
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