Frequently Asked Questions

Below answers to frequently asked questions the Estes Valley Protection District receives. If you have other questions that are not answered below, please contact us.

Q: How do I contact the Estes Valley Fire Protection District?

A: Email, call, write or stop by:

Dannels Fire Station is located at 901 North Saint Vrain Avenue, adjacent to the Estes Park Power Plant overlooking Lake Estes.

Call (970)577-0900

Email the EVFPD Administrative Assistant at ekostner@estesvalleyfire.org

Mailing address:
901 N. St. Vrain
Estes Park, CO 80517

Q: How can I apply to become an Estes Park Volunteer Fire firefighter?

A: Go to our Volunteer Fire Department page and download the application, or call the department for further information.

Q: How do I get a burn permit?

A: You can access the burn permit application on-line from Larimer County Department of Health and Environment (LCDHE) at http://www.larimer.org/burnpermit/ or call (970) 498-6775 for assistance.

LCDHE will evaluate and process the application. It will be forwarded to your local fire authority for their approval also. For additional information, visit http://larimer.org/burnpermit/burn_brochure.pdf

Q: What is my ISO rating?

A: ISO - Insurance Service Office - This is a, for profit, organization that provides statistical information on risk. The ISO (PPC) rating is from 10 - 1. Currently, if you live within 5 miles of the EVFPD Dannels Fire Station, your ISO rating is a 4. If you reside outside of this 5 mile radius, your ISO rating is a 10.

Q: What is and how can I obtain a KNOX-BOX?

A: Knox-Box, known officially as the KNOX-BOX Rapid Entry System is a small, wall-mounted safe that holds building (house) keys for fire departments, Emergency Medical Services, and sometimes police to retrieve in emergency situations. Local fire companies can hold master keys to all boxes in their response area, so that they can quickly enter a building without having to force entry or find individual keys held in deposit at the station. When you obtain your KNOX-BOX and mount it on your home, about 6 feet off the ground near your door, contact the EVFPD and we will meet you at the site of the KNOX-BOX to obtain your key.

To order a KNOX-BOX, visit http://www.knoxbox.com/, or call their toll free number 1-800-552-5669.

Q: Where can I purchase reflective house address numbers?

A: To purchase large reflective house address numbers for easy viewing, please contact Kent Smith with Smith Signs at (970) 856-4546.