Elk Creek Fire Protection District's Mission is:

To encourage and promote fire safety and fire prevention; to provide fire suppression and emergency medical services; and to make our mountain community a safe place to live, work and play.

COVID-19 UPDATE

Elk Creek Fire has declared a local disaster emergency.

Out of our commitment to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and to keep our first responders and community members safe and well, Elk Creek Fire is implementing a COVID-19 specific protocol and closing our fire stations to the public. This will take place immediately.

Protocol: Jeffcom 911 dispatchers are using screening protocols to identify patients with potential COVID-19 symptoms. If COVID-19 is suspected, responders will limit exposure as much as possible and then determine whether transport is needed.

Closure: The closure of Elk Creek Fire buildings to the public means that all public meetings, gatherings, classes, and tours are cancelled. This includes previously scheduled CPR classes.

We understand this closure may cause some inconvenience, and we ask for your support and understanding as we take measures to protect the larger community.

The Fire Department remains staffed by first responders and administrative staff. Personnel remain available to address all emergency response needs.

At Elk Creek Fire, the health and safety of our community members and of our first responders is, and will remain, our number one priority. We are closely monitoring for changes and new information. We will continue following the suggestions of public health officials and our medical directors as we navigate this rapidly-evolving situation, and we will implement necessary measures to protect our responders and the public from the risk of exposure.

Please watch our social media sites for updates as well as continued education and safety messages regarding COVID-19.

For up to date information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, go to http://coronavirus.gov.


Wildland Fire and Mitigation Resources

Elk Creek provides chipping services, mitigation assessments, and wildfire resources and education. Here, you will also find information on employment with the Elk Creek Wildland Fire Suppression Module.

CPR Classes

Elk Creek provides monthly CPR and First Aid classes for the community. Sign up here.

TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED.

Current Elk Creek Fire Newsletter

Read our most recent quarterly newsletter.

(Past issues can be found here.)

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The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has issued an ACTION DAY ALERT at 4PM on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 for the Front Range Urban Corridor from Douglas County north to Larimer and Weld counties, including the Denver-Boulder area, Fort Collins and Greeley.

Smoke transported from both in-state and out-of-state wildfires will result in fine particulate concentrations reaching the Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups to Unhealthy range on Thursday. Fine particulate concentrations in the Unhealthy category will be most likely for locations along the I-25 corridor from Denver northward to Ft. Collins, with fine particulate concentrations reaching the Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups category for the rest of the Front Range region. Additionally, ozone concentrations could reach the Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups category Thursday afternoon in parts of the Denver metro area. For health recommendations, please see the Front Range Air Quality Forecast below.

This Multiple Pollutants Action Day Alert will remain in effect until at least 4 p.m. Thursday, September 17, 2020.
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Here is great event and resource from Colorado State University to help with wildfire knowledge and prevention. We hope you attend the Zoom meetings! bit.ly/WildfireWed

CSU Extension will host "October Wildfire Wednesday Speaker Series". Every Wednesday in October they will offer a free virtual webinar highlighting a relevant topic related to wildfire. Topics include fire behavior and ecology, home hardening and defensible space, fire resistant landscaping, and evacuation planning for you and your animals. Speakers are experts in their field from Colorado State University, Colorado State Forest Service, and Colorado State University Extension. Whether you live in the mountains, foothills or plains, this series will provide information on wildfire and how to manage your property to provide the best chance for limiting damage.

The attached flyer has additional information and how to register. Share with others you think may be interested in attending! Registration link: bit.ly/WildfireWed
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Smoke from fires on the west coast are blowing into our area today, please take precautions if you are at elevated risk from exposure to increased particulates.Smoke from out-of-state fires invading the Front Range region today. Fine particulate levels will likely increase throughout the day so please take care if you suffer from heart or lung disease, and avoid strenuous activity today if possible. colorado.gov/airquality/colo_smoke.aspx ... See MoreSee Less

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