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Special Notices

Crystal Lakes Volunteer Fire Department
 January 12, 2020
 
Good afternoon!  
 
  
 
In addition to the above, please follow the following fire safety rules for heating your house.
 
Fireplace and Wood Stove Safety:
  • Do not burn paper in your fireplace or wood stove (except a small amount if needed as kindling.
  • The infographic above mentions putting your ashes in a metal container with a lid at least 10 feet from your home.  To that, we want to add that it should be put on a non-flammable surface (if the ashes are still hot, the metal container can easily get hot enough to start a fire).
  • For propane fires -- Make sure "on" switches and remote controls are out of the reach of children 
  • For fireplaces -- Put a glass or metal screen in front of the fireplace to prevent embers from jumping out. Put the fire out before you go to sleep or leave your home. 
  • For wood stoves -- Carefully inspect glass, doors, and hinges every year to make sure they're not cracked or otherwise damaged.  Keep the stove door closed unless you're stoking the fire.
 Generator Safety:
  • Use portable generators outdoors in well-ventilated areas away from all doors, windows and vents.
  • Do not use a generator in a wet area. This can cause shock or electrocution.  
  •  Connect appliances to the generator with heavy-duty extension cords.
  • Do not fuel your generator when it is running. Spilling gas on a hot engine can cause a fire.
 
Stay safe while you're staying warm!!   
 

Mark Rode
Fire 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.

IN AN EMERGENCY

CALL 9-1-1 FOR ASSISTANCE

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)

clvfd@clvfd.org

 

Crystal Lakes Volunteer Fire Department (CLVPD)

237 Blackfoot Road

Red Feather Lakes, CO 80545

970-881-3521 (Phone)

970-881-2085 (Fax)

clvfd@clvfd.org

 

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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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