Frequently Asked Questions

See below for 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: Write or stop by Station 1 at 901 North Saint Vrain Avenue

    Call (970) 577-0900

    Email the EVFPD Office Manager


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

A: Go to our Application page, 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 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

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, with 1 being the best rating available. Currently, if you live within five (5) miles of an Estes Valley Fire Station your ISO PPC rating is a 3. If your home or business address is outside this five mile radius, your ISO rating is a 10. The full report is available here.

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, 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) 586-4546. See the order form here

Additional Resources


National Fire Protection Association
Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control
Fire is Everyone’s Fight
American Fire Sprinkler Association  
National Fire Sprinkler Association    
Red Guide To Recovery