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.

The Board Meeting of March 12, 2020 was cancelled. The next Board Meeting will be held April 9, 2020.

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 second what Platte Canyon Fire Protection District stated below: please go out only when absolutely necessary. No one ever plans to get into an accident, but each trip down Highway 285 brings that risk, and to each incident that we respond it increases our risk of exposure.

We are absolutely here if you need us and will continue to provide you the best possible, professional, dedicated service. Please help us remain safe by not taking any unnecessary risks, and staying home as much as you can. Thank you!

#takingcareofoneanother #mountainstrong #flattenthecurveYou, Our community is our PASSION, SERVING you is our PRIORITY.

We ask that you please take the executive order to stay at home seriously and comply with it.

When you need to leave your home, please choose wisely...
FYI,
It is a known fact that most vehicle crashes occur within a 5 mile radius of your own home, in your comfort zone.

Should you unfortunately get in a crash, first responders will respond...
This response has a significant potential to create another possibility of exposure to the COVID-19 virus for crash victims and responders.
In addition, to the care needed should someone need to be transported to the hospital, this will add to the already overwhelmed medical system we are currently experiencing.

There are first responders in the Denver metro area that have unfortunately contracted COVID-19 via on the job exposures. There are many more in quarantine.

We at #pcfpd are your friends, your neighbors,
YOUR responders...
Please keep YOURSELF, keep your FAMILY and keep US safe.
Help us Help you...
STAY AT HOME.

THANK YOU

#ourcommunityrocks
#flattenthecurve
#stayathome
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For those in our district who reside in Park County, this statewide order will apply to you as Park County has not yet issued their own Stay-At-Home Order.

For those in Jefferson County, that Stay-At-Home Order begins tomorrow and lasts longer than the statewide order (for now, this is always changing as the situation develops by day). Please check here for updates:
covid19.colorado.gov/public-health-executive-orders-explained

www.jeffco.us/3999/Coronavirus-Disease-2019-COVID-19

parkco.us/757/COVID-19Stay at home, Colorado.
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Beginning tomorrow, March 26, at 8am, Jefferson County will be under a Stay-At-Home Order until April 17th. Please go to the link below for what that means for us all, and stay safe.

We'll be here if you need us!

#flattenthecurveThe Stay-At-Home Public Health Order is now available on the JCPH website here: bit.ly/39cdQXK
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Please call Jeffcom 911 ONLY for emergencies. If you are feeling sick/mild symptoms, give your primary care physician a call. If you are looking for more information about COVID-19, please go to:
covid19.colorado.gov/
www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html
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