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.)

Social Media

Many thanks to Bart Scully for asking if he could take advantage of our Conifer Mountain station vantage point to capture some excellent photos of Comet Neowise and the Milky Way, and for sharing them with us! ... See MoreSee Less

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Slash collection this weekend is located at Beaver Ranch Park, 11369 South Foxton Road in Conifer. Cost per load, what's accepted or not, and more can be found at the link below. Thank you for mitigating!Reduce Wildfire Danger on Your Property - Bring Tree Debris to a Jeffco Slash Collection Site 🔥

We'll be at locations across Jefferson County each weekend through Nov. 1. This weekend slash collection will be at Beaver Ranch Park, 11369 South Foxton Road, Conifer, CO 80433. See a list of locations and get more details at www.jeffco.us/slash.

Removing slash and creating a defensible space around your home is the first line of defense against wildfires. This is not only important for your property, but it means being a good neighbor by reducing potential hazards for the entire area.

What is accepted?
• Slash – limbs, branches and tree debris
• Maximum length – 8 feet
• Maximum diameter – 6 inches
• Pine needles, tree bark, pine cones
• Leaves only accepted at Thunder Valley Park location

What is NOT accepted?
• Household trash
• Tree stumps
• Construction material and lumber
• Metal material of any kind
• Rocks
• Yard waste/grass clippings

Get all the information about drop off locations, what is and is not accepted at a slash collection site, and the fees involved in dropping off your debris on our slash website www.jeffco.us/slash.
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Elk Creek Wildland Engine 435 and crew are assigned to the #FawnCreekFireCO. With COVID-19 precautions in place, many crews are asked to be “self-sufficient,” meaning they camp away from others and pack enough food and supplies for days at a time. In these photos, our crew members cook up some breakfast as the sun comes up and then get to work out on the line. ... See MoreSee Less

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Please help keep fire fighting crews safe by not flying your drones near active fires. Thank you!#NoDroneZone: The Bureau of Land Management continues to see wildland firefighting operations hindered by the use of people flying drones near wildfires. Remember, #IfYouFlyWeCant!

Infographic by NIFC
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Chief Jones was a member of Elk Creek Fire Department from 1959 through 1981, and served as Fire Chief from 1968 - 1976. He passed away earlier this month at the age of 89. Rest in Peace Chief, we have the watch.

Our thanks to Evergreen Fire Rescue for providing the Honor Guard.
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