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Special Notices

… at the following educational opportunities offered this summer. All classes are at the CLVFD Fire Station and are free and open to the public. Everyone is welcome.


Sunday, May 27 at 1:00 pm --- Chainsaw Safety   (yes, during the Rummage Sale)
Sunday, May 27 at 3:00 pm --- Stop the Bleed! (tourniquets and bleeding control) 
Saturday, June 2 at 1:00 pm --- Evacuation: How and When to Get Out
Saturday, June 23 at 1:00 pm --- Stop the Bleed! (tourniquets and bleeding control)
Saturday, June 30 at 1:00 pm --- Fire Mitigation in the Home Ignition Zone          
Saturday, July 14 at 1:00 pm --- Get Wildfire Smart About Insurance
Saturday, July 28 at 1:00 pm --- Evacuation: How and When to Get Out
Saturday, August 4 at 1:00 pm --- Fire Mitigation in the Home Ignition Zone


Crystal Lakes Volunteer Fire Department
 June 1, 2018


Good morning!

Hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend!

We'll start with a quick reminder that our first Evacuation workshop of the summer is tomorrow at 1:00 at the fire station (237 Blackfoot Road).  Come learn how you can be prepared for an emergency evacuation, what to plan on taking, when to get out, where to go, and everything else you might need to know. None of us like to think we may have to evacuate, but we live in a fire-prone area and we all need to know this to be safe.


The workshop is free and everyone is welcome! Crystal Lakes property owners, friends, guests, and any other interested parties are invited to attend. Refreshments will be provided.



Now, some reminders/safety tips from CLVFD and the US Fire Administration and Children and Fire Safety 


Summer is here and many students are already out on summer break. Don't forget that fire does not take a  break and keep the following in mind to have a fire safe summer.

  • Make a home fire escape plan and practice it at least twice a year with your children.
  • Have a fire escape plan for young children who cannot get outside by themselves. Talk about who will help each child get out safely.
  • Children should know what to do when they hear a smoke alarm and there is no adult around. Help them practice going to an outside meeting place.
  • Teach children to never go back inside a building that is on fire.
  • Keep children 3 feet away from anything that can get hot -- have a kid-free zone around your barbeque grill and campfire (or at a minimum, a kid-supervised zone, where children are not permitted unless an adult is present and paying attention).
  • Keep smoking materials locked up in a high place.
  • Never play with lighters or matches when you are with your children.


 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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