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

Prior to planning your holiday weekend activities, please be sure to review the fire restrictions in place for our mountain community: ‬
Jefferson County Colorado Government: www.jeffco.us/517/Fire-Restriction-Details
Park County, Colorado: parkco.us/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=597
U.S. Forest Service: www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd743192.pdf

Thank you for helping keep us all safe. Have a great Memorial Day and weekend!
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We had a good day of working on building anchors and practicing low angle rescue techniques in our Rigging for Rescue, LLC class. ... See MoreSee Less

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We are going under a Red Flag Warning at noon today, and again tomorrow. Critical fire conditions exist, and the possibility of severe thunderstorms with lightning means keeping an eye out for smoke plumes and flames. Please call Jeffcom 911 if you spot anything we should investigate. ... See MoreSee Less

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Yesterday Elk Creek was responded to a wildland fire off 126 and Ouray Rd. At 12:45. The fire was caused by a tree that fell onto a power line. The fire was less than .5 acre and controlled at 5pm. Elk Creek Module 459, Tender 461, Medic 481 and Chief 401 responded. ... See MoreSee Less

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Yesterday afternoon in our Rigging for Rescue class we climbed up the side of Station 1. Today we will be out on the steep rocks at the RTD lot... stay tuned for fun photos!! ... See MoreSee Less

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