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Special Notices

  • Thirty years after the fire station was originally built and almost two years after our wonderful community backed our station remodel by approving our bond issue, we’re finally there!  Please join us in reopening and rededicating the Crystal Lakes Fire Station.  Saturday, September 23rd, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm  The reopening will begin at 1:00 pm, with sandwiches and sodas and the chance to look around the station.  The rededication ceremony will be at 2:00 pm, followed by cake and more time to check out our newly remodeled station.  Please come help us celebrate!


  • We are partnering with CSU and the Colorado State Forest Service to offer the following Wildfire Preparedness and Planning workshop. As for all our workshops, everyone is welcome, admission is free, and refreshments will be provided. Signing up in advance IS required -- see the end of this email for the link. Have you created a defensible space around your home in the event of a wildfire? Can firefighters easily find and access your property? Do you have a family evacuation and communication plan in place in the event of a wildfire? If you answered no to any of these questions, attend the free wildfire preparedness program on September 30, 2017, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Crystal Lakes Wapiti Room at Basecamp, 300 Tami Road, Red Feather Lakes, CO. Colorado State University Larimer County Extension, Colorado State Forest Service, and the Crystal Lakes Fire Protection District will team up to provide you with information on actions you can take to prepare your home and family for a wildfire. Reservations required:


  • Crystal Lakes Fire Protection District and Fire Department is devastated to announce that we've lost one of our own. Ray Williams passed away on August 3rd. He had been a valued member of the department for many years, as an Auxiliary member and later a Special Duty Responder, and had served for years as fire board president. He was an exceptional person and a wonderful member of our fire department family, and we will miss him tremendously.



Crystal Lakes Volunteer Fire Department
 October 6, 2017


Important recall notice!

Several models of Kidde fire extinguishers are being recalled due to possible safety issues.  Please check your in-home (or car or camper) fire extinguishers to make certain they're not part of the recall.

The recall notice is here: US Fire Safety Partners Kidde Recall Notice

And here's a handy graphic showing how to figure out if your fire extinguisher is part of the recall: Kidde Recall Infographic

We encourage everyone to have several fire extinguishers in their home -- with one, you may be able to knock down a small fire before it becomes a big one, or at least slow it down and give us a chance to get there before your house is fully engulfed. Now would be an excellent time for those with fire extinguishers to check them, not only to see if they're part of the recall but to verify that they're still charged and good to go. If you don't have any fire extinguishers in your home, now would be a great time to get some.

Thanks and stay 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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