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Special Notices

Come to one of our summer series of community safety workshops:

  • Evacuation Workshop — Saturday, June 3rd - 1:00 pm in the Community Center
  • Fire Mitigation Workshop —  Sunday, June 11th - 1:00 pm in the Wapiti Room (rescheduled from May 20th)
  • Fire Insurance Workshop — Saturday, July 8th - 1:00 pm in the Wapiti Room
  • Evacuation Workshop — Saturday, July 29th - 1:00 pm in the Wapiti Room
  • Fire Mitigation Workshop — Saturday, August 12th - 1:00 pm in the Wapiti Room
  • Fire Mitigation Advice and Assessments


Crystal Lakes Volunteer Fire Department
 May 26, 2017


Good afternoon!

Our summer series of workshops are here!  Please consider coming to one of the following free community safety seminars, all of which provide helpful information for fire mitigation and safety in Crystal Lakes.  The first one is the Evacuation workshop next Saturday, June 3rd.


Fire Mitigation in the Home Ignition Zone

- Did you know that many of the most effective steps you can take to protect your home are no more arduous than yardwork? You don't have to clear-cut your lot to protect it. Learn what you can do to increase the chances of your property surviving a wildfire. (This information can be applied both to properties with structures and to camping lots.)

               Sunday, June 11   1:00 pm         Wapiti Room (rescheduled from May 20th)

               Saturday, August 12     1:00 pm         Wapiti Room


Get Wildfire Smart About Insurance - Learn how insurance really works in a major disaster, what you'll have to do to collect and what you can do now to make sure you have the resources you'll need to start over with no regrets. Don't miss this hard to come by information every homeowner in the WUI needs.


               Saturday, July 8           1:00 pm         Wapiti Room


Evacuation: How and When to Get Out - Don't hesitate because you don't know what to do. Come and learn how to be prepared for an evacuation, how to know when it's time to go, and what to do when the time comes. While this workshop contains information on Crystal Lakes evacuations, most of the workshop shares information that would be of use to property owners in any community affected by wildfires.


               Saturday, June 3          1:00 pm        Community Center

               Saturday, July 29         1:00 pm         Wapiti Room 



Everyone is invited to attend - Crystal Lakes property owners, friends, guests, and interested parties from our neighboring communities. All workshops are free. Refreshments will be provided.

Mitigation Assessments - Crystal Lakes VFD is offering property assessments to help you determine what steps, if any, you still need to take to increase your property's survivability. This can be done for any property, whether it has structures on it or not.


Check out the CLVFD website ( for more information on fire mitigation, to download a handy self-assessment checklist, or to sign up for a department assessment. Or contact Assistant Chief Marian Kelly at or 970-881-2049.


Thanks and be safe, 

Marian Kelly
Assistant Chief
Crystal Lakes Volunteer Fire Department


Practice Wildfire Safety


People start most wildfires - find out how you can promote and practice wildfire safety.

  • Contact your local fire department, health department, or forestry office for information on fire laws.
  • Make sure that fire vehicles can get to your home. Clearly mark all driveway entrances and display your name and address.
  • Report hazardous conditions that could cause a wildfire.
  • Teach children about fire safety. Keep matches out of their reach.
  • Post fire emergency telephone numbers.
  • Ensure adequate accessibility by large fire vehicles to your property.
  • Plan several escape routes away from your home - by car and by foot.
  • Talk to your neighbors about wildfire safety. Plan how the neighborhood could work together after a wildfire. Make a list of your neighbors' skills such as medical or technical. Consider how you could help neighbors who have special needs such as elderly or disabled persons. Make plans to take care of children who may be on their own if parents can't get home.

For more information on wildfire safety, visit the U.S. Fire Administration's website.



Warning Sirens

For the safety of the community, Crystal Lakes Associations has evacuations sirens posted throughout the Association. The evacuation siren in case of failure of the dam is located near the Wapiti Mailsheds to cover the floodplain area and sounds like this (whoop sound) -- property owners in the floodplain should evacuate immediately if they hear this siren; all other property owners should remain on their lots, to keep the roads clear for those evacuating the floodplain. Sirens in ALL parts of the association will sound the fire evacuation siren if a wildfire threatens the community -- it sounds like this (alert sound) -- ALL property owners should evacuate IMMEDIATELY if they hear this siren. Emergency personnel will be on hand to help direct evacuating property owners out of the area.

Where to Find Us:

Crystal Lakes Fire Protection District (CLFPD)

237 Blackfoot Road

Red Feather Lakes, CO 80545

970-881-3521 (Phone)

970-881-2085 (Fax)


Crystal Lakes Volunteer Fire Department (CLVPD)

237 Blackfoot Road

Red Feather Lakes, CO 80545

970-881-3521 (Phone)

970-881-2085 (Fax)


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How to Contact Us

For more information, feel free to contact us by telephone, email, or by using our contact form. We look forward to hearing from you!


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