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Welcome to the Estes Valley Fire Protection District

“The Mission of the Estes Valley Fire Protection District is to provide the citizens of and visitors to the Estes Valley with superior fire prevention, fire protection and emergency services in a safe and efficient manner.”

Hours of operation: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.

FOR EMERGENCY: 911

If you have an emergency in the Estes Valley, dial 911.

July and August Tips:

Please click on the links to learn more about fireworks safety, grilling safety, lightning safety and student housing safety:

Fireworks Safety Tips

Grilling Safety Tips

Lightning Safety

Off-campus Student Housing Fire Safety Checklist

EVFPD BREAKING NEWS

Apply to join our new RESERVES program

The Estes Valley Fire Protection District will be instituting a Reserve Firefighter Program to support the firefighters in various areas. If you have ever wanted to help the fire department, but don’t have the desire or time to commit to becoming a certified firefighter, then don’t miss out on this unique opportunity. It is becoming harder and harder to find individuals who can commit to the rigorous training and time commitment to be a volunteer firefighter. But many of the support roles of firefighting can be accomplished without becoming a certified firefighter. The EVFPD will be hosting an informational meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 20th at 6:00 PM to explain the Reserve Firefighter Program and go over the many tasks that could be completed by people like you. Providing these support roles frees up the certified firefighters to do their jobs. Interested individuals can contact Fire Chief Scott Dorman, at the Dannels Fire Station, 901 North Saint Vrain Ave, Estes Park, (970) 577-0900 or email to sdorman@estesvalleyfire.org.

Apply to become a volunteer firefighter

We are now accepting new recruits. Just fill out an application located under the Volunteer Fire Department – VFD Application tab, and email, mail or drop off in person to the EVFPD. Deadline for new recruit applications is August 31, 2014.

Apply for a Wildland Fire Educator Position

Help educate residents in the Estes Valley about preventing wildland fires and minimizing the risk to our community.

Position available for a seasonal, part-time Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) Fire Education Coordinator (20 hours/week). Responsible for planning, coordination and delivery of WUI fire education. A good understanding of Firewise concepts, good communication skills and experience as an educator are preferred.

Pay range: $12.00-$17.00 per hour
View the full job description.
Download the application and send it with a 
cover letter and resume to:
EVFPD
901 N. Saint Vrain Ave.
Estes Park, CO 80517

 

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GRACO HARNESS BUCKLE RECALLCar SeatsHarness Buckle Recall – 2014 AnnouncementPotential Problem:As part of our continuous product testing and improvement process, Graco identified that food and dried liquids that can make some harness buckles progressively more difficult to open over time or become stuck in the latched position. Therefore, Graco has decided to conduct a voluntary recall on the harness buckles used on all toddler convertible car seats and harnessed booster seats manufactured from 2009 to July 2013. Graco would like to stress this does not in any way affect the performance of the car seat or the effectiveness of the buckle to restrain the child. And a car seat is always the safest way to transport your child.Injuries Reported: 0Number of Units Affected: 3.7 millionDates Produced: 2009 through July 2013MSRP: $99.00-$399.99Models Affected: Toddler Convertible Car Seats: Cozy Cline, Comfort Sport, Classic Ride 50, My Ride 65, My Ride 70, My Ride 65 with Safety Surround, Size4Me 70, My Size 70, Head Wise 70, Smart Seat. Harnessed Booster Seats: Nautilus 3-in-1, Nautilus Elite and Argos.Solution:Graco offers a new and improved replacement harness buckle to affected consumers at no cost. If you are experiencing difficulty with your harness buckle and cleaning has not improved its performance, please contact our Graco customer service team at 800-345-4109 (Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.) or consumerservices@gracobaby.com.Cleaning Tips for Harness Buckles:

  • To clean your buckle, turn the restraint over and push the retainer through the harness strap slot.  Place the buckle in a cup of warm water and gently agitate the buckle, pressing the red button several times while it is in the water.
  • Do not submerge the harness webbing and do not use soaps or lubricants, only rinse the harness buckle with warm water.
  • Shake out the excess water and allow the harness buckle to air dry.
  • Reattach the harness buckle into the same slot and re-check harness for correct installation according to the car seat manual before use.

 

7/28/14 – 8/3/14 Weekly Call Report - Chief Officers and safety officers generally respond in their personal vehicles (POV). Firefighters generally respond to medical call in their personal vehicles; as this allows for faster response by officers and medical personnel to assess the emergency and provide medical care.

July 30
At 6:06 p.m. EVFPD personnel were paged to 2301 W. Highway #34 for a motor vehicle accident.
At 6:41 p.m. EVFPD medical personnel were paged to assist the Estes Park Ambulance.
July 31
At 9:45 p.m. a fire officer was paged to 1061 Fall River Ct. for a Carbon Monoxide Detector activation.
August 1
At 8:44 a.m. a fire officer was paged to the area of Moccasin Dr. for smoke investigation.
At 11:01 a.m. EVFPD medical personnel were paged to assist the Estes Park Ambulance.
August 2
At 10:39 a.m. a fire officer was paged to the 2500 block of Big Thompson Canyon Rd. for smoke investigation.
At 2:30 p.m. EVFPD personnel assisted the Estes Park Ambulance.
At 4:33 p.m. EVFPD personnel were paged to 1728 Red Tail Hawk Dr. for a gas leak.
August 3
At 9:41 a.m. a fire officer was called to 263 Virginia Dr. #3 for an odor investigation.
At 6:01 p.m. EVFPD medical personnel were paged to assist the Estes Park Ambulance.
At 8:15 p.m. EVFPD personnel were paged to 2130 High Dr. for a possible structure fire.
At 11:15 p.m. EVFPD personnel were paged to the 3500 block of County Rd. #43 for a motorcycle accident.

 

ISO rating for the Estes Valley Fire Protection District:
Inside City Limits - 4
Outside City Limits -  within 1,000 feet of a fire hydrant = 4                                                                                farther than 1,000 feet from a fire hydrant = 6