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.
VOLUNTEER FOR ELK CREEK FIRE, PLATTE CANYON FIRE, INTER-CANYON FIRE, INDIAN HILLS FIRE, or NORTH FORK FIRE.
Is it worth it? Absolutely.Go to: www.elkcreekfire.orgAccepting applications through November 7th for all 285 corridor fire departments.Elk Creek Fire Department, Indian Hills Fire Rescue, Platte Canyon Fire Protection District, Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District, North Fork Fire Rescue ... See MoreSee Less
Per North Fork Fire Rescue: The prescribed burn in the Sand Spings area has been canceled for today due to weather conditions. We will forward any information we get if the Forest Service reschedules.South Platte Ranger District Plans Prescribed Burning for Areas in Douglas and Jefferson CountiesAs part of the ongoing hazardous fuels reduction project, the South Platte Ranger District will conduct prescribed burns in the Noddles project area of Douglas County and the Sand Springs area in Jefferson County, beginning in mid-October and continuing through December 2021, conditions permitting. The Sand Springs project area in Jefferson County is located at the junction of County Road 126 and Forest Service Road 550. The Noddles project area in Douglas County is located along County Road 67, near the community of Sprucewood, Colorado. For both firefighter and public safety, forest visitors can expect recurring closures to affected areas during fire and monitoring operations. “The use of prescribed fire is an important part of forest management and this project will efficiently reduce hazardous fuels as well as improve the overall health of the forest,” said South Platte District Ranger Brian Banks. “It is important that we conduct these fuels reduction projects when conditions are conducive in order to enhance public and firefighter safety.”To facilitate burning, each of the selected areas have been prepared in advance to ensure safe fire operations. These prescribed burns will help reduce the heavy fuel loading that poses a safety threat to the recreating public and firefighters suppressing wildfires in the area. Ignitions will occur only when weather and fuel conditions meet established prescriptions and when smoke impacts can be managed within established requirements. Ignition and burning operations may continue for several days depending on the size of area being burned. Smoke is a natural byproduct of fire and some amounts are unavoidable. However, fire managers and prescribed fire specialists look carefully at the proximity of communities and determine the least amount of smoke impact to the public during prescribed burning. Expect smoke to be visible from Conifer, Colorado, as well as areas along the Front Range, including Denver. Smoke may also linger over the burn areas for a few days following initial ignitions. For more information on smoke, please visit: www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/wood-smoke-and-health. Follow @PSICC_NF on Twitter for up-to-date information on this and other topics. Use #NoddlesRX, #SandSpringsRX, and #SouthPlatteRD for South Platte Ranger District prescribed fire information and notification of when burns will take place. If you would like to sign up to be notified via email prior to implementation of prescribed fires on the South Platte Ranger District, please complete the form located here: bit.ly/3aGWC7o. For more fire resources, please visit our website: www.fs.usda.gov/main/psicc/fire ... See MoreSee Less
4 days ago
Smoke from USFS prescribed burns will be visible from the Sand Springs area at CR 126 and Forest Service Road 550 in Pine starting tomorrow. ... See MoreSee Less
5 days ago
Per U.S. Forest Service - PSICC National Forest:The US Forest Service, Pike and San Isabel National Forests, Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands, South Platte Ranger District is planning on starting ignitions of the Sand Springs Prescribed Burn, at 1100 hrs. on 10/20/2021, depending on conditions.Please see attached map for exact location of the project.Test fire should start around 1100 hrs.Smoke maybe visible throughout the day in the area. ... See MoreSee Less
1 week ago
We have extended our application deadline to November 7th!Apply to be a part of any of the five 285 corridor fire departments. You'll get great training, you'll contribute to your community in an important way, and you're definitely going to have some fun!Elk Creek Fire Department, Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District, Indian Hills Fire Rescue, North Fork Fire Rescue, Platte Canyon Fire Protection District ... See MoreSee Less