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Special Notices

  • Fire Mitigation Advice and Assessments


    … 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 26 at 1:00 pm --- Chainsaw Safety   (yes, during the Rummage Sale)
    Sunday, May 26 at 3:00 pm --- Stop the Bleed! (tourniquets and bleeding control)
    Saturday, June 1 at 6:00 pm --- Fire Mitigation in the Home Ignition Zone
    Saturday, June 22 at 1:00 pm --- Stop the Bleed! (tourniquets and bleeding control)
    Saturday, June 29 at 1:00 pm --- Evacuation: How and When to Get Out         
    Saturday, July 13 at 1:00 pm --- Get Wildfire Smart About Insurance
    Saturday, July 27 at 6:00 pm --- Evacuation: How and When to Get Out
    Saturday, August 3 at 1:00 pm --- Fire Mitigation in the Home Ignition Zone

Crystal Lakes Volunteer Fire Department

 July 28, 2019


 Good evening!


Want to know what you can do to increase your property's chances of surviving a wildfire?  Of course you do!  We're all at risk, and unfortunately, it's not a matter of if but when a forest fire will threaten our community.
Our Fire Mitigation in the Home Ignition Zone workshops are designed to teach you everything you need to know about how wildfires work, how you can "fire harden" your home and/or property, and generally everything you can do to give your house, your camper, your camping lot, your little piece of heaven here on the mountain its best chance of surviving a wildfire.  While we'll spend time discussing how to mitigate for structure protection, this information is as useful to those who use their property only for camping as those who have cabins.  And the good news is, some of the best things you can do are also the easiest.  
EVERYONE IS WELCOME! We want to share this information with as many people as we can, so bring your friends and neighbors -- you do not have to be a Crystal Lakes property owners to attend and we heartily welcome people from our neighboring communities. 
This summer's last Fire Mitigation workshop is this Saturday (August 3rd) at 1:00 pm.  The workshop is free and will be held at the Crystal Lakes fire station (237 Blackfoot Road). Enter through the door near the east end of the building on the side facing the hillside.

Parking: in case CLVFD has an emergency call during the workshop, please park to avoid preventing responders from getting in and fire trucks from getting out. The parking spaces on the west end of the building are available but be aware that your car may be blocked in by a responder's vehicle if we get a call. The best option is to park on the west side of the trash enclosure. For those who would find walking from there to the station difficult, there is room for two cars to park on the side of the building facing the hillside, to the left of the east door in front of the office windows.  DO NOT park in front of the apparatus bay doors or up against the hillside opposite the station (the trucks need the entire space between the building and hillside to safely exit the station). 

Thanks and stay safe! 

Marian Kelly
Assistant Chief
Crystal Lakes Volunteer Fire Departmen

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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