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.

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2021 CONIFER FIRE ACADEMY

See the Volunteer Opportunities page for more information.

The Elk Creek Fire Wildland Fire Suppression Module is NOW HIRING for the 2021 fire season. Please see the job description and fill out an application.

We are looking for a part-time administrative assistant. Please see the job description for further details.


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.



NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2021 CONIFER FIRE ACADEMY

See the Volunteer Opportunities page for more information.

The Elk Creek Wildland Fire Suppression Module is NOW HIRING for the 2021 fire season. Please see job description and application.


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.



NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2021 CONIFER FIRE ACADEMY

See the Volunteer Opportunities page for more information.


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

We have snow coming! The National Weather Service is predicting 8-14" of snow starting tomorrow and lasting through Monday morning. If you haven't had a chance to get those snow tires on yet, it'll be a good day to stay home and stay safe.

We'll be here if you need us!A Winter Storm Warning will go into effect early Sunday for the Mountains, Foothills, I-25 corridor, and the Palmer Divide. Winter Weather Advisories in effect for the rest of the northeast Plains. The heaviest snowfall will be across the higher elevations.
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We are grateful we have such vigilant homeowners who keep an eye out and help put out fires before they get out of control - thank you all. Not only is Jeffco in Stage 2 Fire Restrictions, but many National Forest lands are currently closed, including Maxwell Falls, and under Stage 3 Fire Bans. Please stay out of those areas and DO NOT, under any circumstances, start fires right now. ... See MoreSee Less

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In light of the fact that we may be receiving some snow early next week (happy dance!), now's a good time to check your emergency kit and other supplies in your vehicle. Are your tires passing the tread depth test? Do you have snow socks or chains to help you get around if traction laws are enacted?

#beprepared #WinterSafety #cowxIts Winter Weather Preparedness Week! Before winter arrives make sure your vehicle is prepared! Even if you don’t plan on heading to the mountains it is always a good idea to have the proper supplies ready to go. During a winter storm it is always safest to not travel, but if you must: stay safe, know the forecast and be prepared. Tomorrow's topic - Watches, Warnings, & Advisories #cowx #wintersafety
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Elk Creek responded early this morning to a possible structure fire near Pine Junction. On arrival crews found an out building that was fully involved and a wildland fire. The fire was .3 of an acre and was knocked down quickly by Platte Canyon and Elk Creek fire fighters. The cause appears to be a power line transformer that malfunctioned. ... See MoreSee Less

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Forest Supervisor closes three Front Range districts due to wildfire threat
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (Oct. 20, 2020)

– Due to unprecedented and historic fire conditions, the USDA Forest Service’s Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests is announcing a temporary closure of all National Forest land in Clear Creek, Jefferson, Gilpin, Boulder, and Larimer counties, effective at midnight Oct. 21. This decision will be re-evaluated daily as conditions change.

The new starts and explosive growth of fires throughout the northern Colorado Front Range over the past week, including the Cameron Peak, CalWood and Lefthand Canyon fires, has led to this decision. The impacted counties are currently experiencing severe drought; extremely low fuel moisture conditions; a high occurrence of human-caused wildfires; limited capacity for response due to multiple wildfires; and persistent fire-danger weather conditions with no immediate relief in the forecast.

“The number of large fires and extreme fire behavior we are seeing on our Forests this year is historic," said Forest Supervisor Monte Williams. "These temporary closures are necessary to protect the public and our firefighters, and we will keep them in place until conditions improve and we are confident that the risk of new fire starts has decreased.I ask all of our local residents and visitors to take these closures and evacuations seriously to allow our firefighters to focus on the mission of safely suppressing the existing fires."

As of Tuesday morning, nearly 442,000 acres of land are currently affected by wildfire across north central Colorado and southern Wyoming, according to the Rocky Mountain Coordination Center. About 3,000 firefighters and fire support personnel are assigned to wildfire operations in the region.

These temporary closures are in place to support the suppression of the three fires currently burning in these counties and to prevent the potential for new fire starts, which impacts the resources available for existing fires. Orders restrict access to all but emergency personnel and persons with a permit authorizing their presence in the closure areas. Drivers authorized to be in the forest are urged to use caution, as many forest roads may be busy with firefighters, fire vehicles, and heavy equipment engaged in suppression and containment efforts.

Areas not included in this closure order have existing fire restrictions in place, including campfire bans, due to high and extreme fire danger levels. Wherever you are, whatever you’re doing, please use extreme caution with fire. One small spark can cause a large wildfire and add additional strain to firefighters and available resources.

The Forest Service thanks our partners and the public for their cooperation and understanding of this monumental fire threat. Citizens with specific questions within their area may call their local ranger district offices for more information. Hunters impacted by these closures should visit the Colorado Parks and Wildlife website cpw.state.co.us/ and will be receiving direct communication from CPW via email.
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