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Resident Resources - Risk Reduction

Home Safety Assessment

 Home safety starts with YOU!  Tax credits may be available. See the attachment below. Complete this self-assessment on your residence to determine where you might be able to increase your safety. 

EVFPD Information Guide-Home Safety Assessment.pdfWUI Fuel Mitigation Tax Credit.pdf

 

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Addressing: Help us Find You!

Visible house numbers can save valuable time when you need help. 

Download the order form here

 

Short Term Rentals

Short term rentals (STRs) or Vacation Rental By Owner (VRBOs) account for 60% of the structure fires in the Estes Valley. Learn about how to protect your investment and the inspection program for these occupancies.

EVFPD STR Community Information Guide.pdf

 

Seasonal Risk Reduction Topics 

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Elementary School Students: Safety ChecklistEstudiantes de escuela primaria: lista de verificación de seguridad (en español)
Spring
Safety Inside and Outside the Home ChecklistCO Alarm GuideSmoke Alarm GuideFireWise Wildfire Prevention Checklist
Summer
Fireworks SafetyCampfire Safety​
Fall
Fall fire safety guidelines and tips Student Fire ChecklistCampus C​ooking and Kitchen Safety Thanksgiving Holiday Safety TipsThanksgiving Cooking Safety​ - NFPA 
Winter
    EVFPD Portable Space Heater Flyer.pdf

    Smoke & CO Alarms General Information

    Smoke alarms and Carbon Monoxide detectors have been proven to save lives!

    • Replace your smoke alarms after 10 years and your CO alarms after 7 years
    • If required, replace batteries every 6 months
    • "Beep Where You Sleep" and have a smoke detector in every bedroom
    • Place CO detectors in rooms with combustion appliances, such as gas water heaters, dryers, furnaces, and fire places. 
    EVFPD Information Guide-Smoke Alarms.pdfEVFPD Information Guide-CO Alarms.pdf

     

    Close Before You Doze

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    In case of fire in your home, a closed door can isolate the fire’s flow, reduce room temperature, minimize exposure to the harmful chemicals in smoke, and keep carbon monoxide levels down.

    "Close Before You Doze" is a new public safety campaign that encourages everyone to close all the doors in their homes, especially their bedroom door each night before going to bed.

    Following a study conducted by UL Fire Safety Research Institute (FSRI) showing that in a house fire, a closed door can be an effective barrier against deadly levels of carbon monoxide, smoke, and flames.

    However, a new consumer survey conducted by UL FSRI showed that many people keep their doors open at night and don't know that a closed door could potentially save their life in a home fire. 

    Please see the resources on this page and visit the Close Before You Doze website for more information.