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Elk Creek Fire Information

Elk Creek Fire Community Chipping Program

You can protect your home from wildfire with help from the Elk Creek Fire Protection District Community Chipping Program. Elk Creek Fire is helping residents and property owners create defensible space by providing free chipping of branches, logs and small trees. If you clear woody vegetation from around your home and stack it in a slash pile, we’ll chip it at no cost. The wood chips will remain on the property, we will not remove them. 

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Fire Restrictions

Elk Creek Fire does not regulate open burning. Fire restrictions and bans are determined by the sheriff of each county. To find out Fire Restrictions are contact Jefferson County: 303-277-0211 Park County: 719-836-4160. More Information...

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ISO Information

Fire Departments and Districts are inspected by Insurance Services Office (ISO) to determine its public protection classification (PPC). The classification plays an important role in the underwriting process at insurance companies. In fact, most U.S. insurers use the classification as part of their decision-making when deciding what business to write, coverages to offer or prices to charge for homeowner or commercial property insurance...

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Slash Burning

Elk Creek Fire Protection District’s Fire Marshall can assist you with obtaining all the proper burn permits and answer any questions by calling 303.816.9385, Monday - Friday, during normal business hours...

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Defensibe Space

The most important goal for the improvement of life safety and property preservation is for every home to have conforming defensible space. Defendable space will do more to limit fire related property damage than any other single recommendation in the report.

ECFPD Defendable Space Recommendations:...

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Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Preparedness

EMA, Jefferson County and Park County all refer to a 3-day (72 hour) Disaster Supply Kit. Wake-up!

That's for flat landers - people living down the hill!

We're mountain people and all know we need to be prepared to last a week.

So follow their guidelines but remember that the rugged beauty we all enjoy is even more enjoyable when you're prepared...for 7 days...

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