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.


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



The Estes Valley Fire Protection District (EVFPD) is looking for an energetic person to fill an Administrative/Training Captain’s Position. The EVFPD is a combination fire department consisting of 5 paid personnel and 38 volunteer firefighters. The EVFPD is located in the Rocky Mountains of North Central Colorado. The District encompasses 66 square miles and includes the Town of Estes Park and unincorporated portions of Larimer County. The District borders Rocky Mountain National Park and Roosevelt National Forest. Located at 7,522 feet above sea level, Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park are home to over 3.5 million visitors annually.
This is a salaried FLSA-Exempt position for an applicant who meets the following minimum job description requirements:
The Administrative/Training Captain will work a flexible work week and researches, plans, and implements basic and advanced technical training programs for volunteer firefighters, including firefighting tactics and strategies, hazardous materials, and EMS services. Responsible for training records for all fire, hazardous materials, and EMS training for volunteer firefighters. Ensures adherence to safe practices on the fire ground and at other emergency incidents. May respond to fires, rescues, medical calls, and hazardous materials incidents and may assume command or operate in a subordinate tactical assignment. Performs all firefighting and EMS life support procedures in accordance with all state protocols, employee policies and standard operating procedures/ guidelines.
Minimum Requirements and Education/Certifications necessary to apply:
Must hold a current State of Colorado Fire Fighter II IFSAC certification (or obtain within 1 yr.), Hazardous Materials Operations Certification, EMT- B (or obtain within an agreed upon timeframe), Fire Instructor I certification (or obtain within 1 year of hire), hold a current Colorado driver’s license or within 30 days of hire.
Have five years of progressive fire service experience. Have two (2) years in a supervisory position. Experience w/ Firehouse© software or ability to receive within 6- months of date of hire. A full understanding of firefighting tactics and strategies. Experience in developing adult educational curriculum and instruction designed for volunteer firefighters.
For further information and/or an application please contact Administrative Assistant Erika Kostner @ (970) 577-0900 or ekostner@estesvalleyfire.org
Salary Range: $55,000 - $67,500. Great Benefit package includes health, dental, vision, life insurance and retirement package through FPPA.
The deadline for application submittal is 5:00pm on July 15, 2015.

Job Description for Training Officer



You can still dispose of your slash

Allenspark Area Sort Yard:

  • Location: Hwy. 7, north of Meeker Park on Larimer/Boulder County line
  • Open May 1 – October 17, Wednesday thru Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Closed Saturday, July 4
  • Periodically closed due to inclement weather and staff training. Call 303-678-6368 for operational status, or contact the sort yard at 970-586-3259.


Estes Valley Fire Protection District Donates 1200 gallon Water Tender to the Volunteer Fire Department of Big Elk.

 In keeping with the spirit of community the EVFPD has donated a 1200 gallon water tender (tanker) truck to the Volunteer Fire Department of Big Elk.  “Our Department and Estes have worked together on a number of fires, so having this tender in a local area would be beneficial to both departments. Since the flood we have a lack of water as all 5 lakes disappeared with the flood” stated Treasurer Diane Briggle of VFD of Big Elk.  Tender 4 served the residents of the Estes Valley for almost 4 decades.  EVFPD recently purchased a new 2100 gallon Tender that debuted at the Safety Fair back on May 16th.



Letter to EALA members regarding upcoming deadline for retroactive fire code requirements

2009 IFC Chapter 46 Outreach Letter for Upcoming Retroactive Requirements


Red Flag Warning


The Estes Valley Fire Protection District will now display a red flag on the Smokey fire danger sign at 901 N Saint Vrain Ave when there is a Red Flag Warning in our area.   A Red Flag Warning means that conditions are ideal for wildland fire combustion and rapid spread.  This warning is posted when critical fire weather conditions are either occurring or imminent.  Conditions that contribute to a Red Flag Warning are dry vegetation, low humidity, and high winds over a period of time.  



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. There are many firefighting support roles that don't require becoming a certified firefighter. 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.

Become a Volunteer Firefighter

We are now accepting new recruits. Fill out your application and email, mail or drop it off in person. (EVFPD attn: Membership Committee, 901 North Saint Vrain Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517)


View the Weekly Call Report


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