Crystal Lakes Fire Protection District
The Crystal Lakes Fire Protection District (CLFPD) covers an area approximately 4,800 acres (click here for a map). Located in the Roosevelt National Forest fifty miles northwest of Fort Collins, the boundaries for the district are the same as the boundaries for the Crystal Lakes Water and Sewer Association. The vegetation at this elevation (8,000 to 9,500 feet) ranges from grassy meadows to stands of aspen and pines and there are several lakes in the area. The community is comprised of more than 600 cabins and residences on 1,700 lots, a community center and seasonal restaurant, a small mountain resort (Beaver Meadows and associated land), and approximately 95 miles of unpaved roads.
The Crystal Lakes Volunteer Fire Department's (CLVFD) Insurance Services Office (ISO) rating is 9. They respond to all fire, rescue, and Emergency medical Services (EMS) calls within the district and they have mutual aid agreements with all surrounding fire departments including Red Feather Lakes, Glacier View, Livermore, Larimer County EMS, Forest Service, etc. They also contract ambulance services with the Red Feather Lakes Volunteer Fire Department (RFLVFD) on an annual basis. The all-volunteer staff of the CLVFD provide 24 hour coverage for any and all emergencies. The equipment is located at 237 Blackfoot Road. The District is very active in the community with fire prevention, public education, fund raising, and other community events. The personnel of the District remain committed to meeting the life safety needs of the community.
An elected five person Board of Directors is responsible for guiding the department's overall direction. They meet the third Thursday of every month at 7:00 p.m. in the Wapiti Room (see the Calendar of Events for more information). These meetings are open to the public. The Board of Directors are governed by the Special District Act, Title 32 of Colorado State Law. Board members serve a term of 4 years, with special District elections held on the Tuesday succeeding the first Monday of May in every even-numbered years.
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.
CLFPD Board of Directors
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2012 Election Notice
Special District Transparency Notice
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Board Meeting Minutes
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