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
Disposal of Yard Waste and Slash
The Meeker Park Sort Yard is open during the summer for residents to drop off materials. This is a free service.
Find more information on their website https://bouldercounty.gov/property-and-land/forest-health/community-forestry-sort-yards/#hours
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
SpringSafety Inside and Outside the Home ChecklistCO Alarm GuideSmoke Alarm GuideFireWise Wildfire Prevention Checklist
SummerFireworks SafetyCampfire Safety
FallFall fire safety guidelines and tips Student Fire ChecklistCampus Cooking and Kitchen Safety Thanksgiving Holiday Safety TipsThanksgiving Cooking Safety - NFPA
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.
Close Before You Doze
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.