You can also use the above site to look at maps showing the location of recent emergency notifications and evacuation areas


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Special Notices

Stop the Bleed!  
        Friday, August 7              6:00 pm         Fire Station
 Fire Mitigation in the Home Ignition Zone
        Saturday, August 29       1:00 pm         Fire Station
Get Wildfire Smart About Insurance                       
       Saturday, July 25            1:00 pm         Fire Station
Evacuation: How and When to Get Out 
       Friday, July 10                  6:00 pm        Fire Station           
       Saturday, August 15         1:00 pm        Fire Station


Crystal Lakes Volunteer Fire Department
 August 3, 2020
Apologies, folks -- there were some errors in yesterday's email about our workshop this week.  See below for the corrected information.
Just a quick reminder that we're holding a workshop this week: 
Stop the Bleed
Save a life. Learn the basics of bleeding control, including how to safely and properly apply a tourniquet. Sponsored by the American College of Surgeons, this program is designed to give everyone the tools to help save friends and neighbors when disaster strikes.  
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 owner to attend and we heartily welcome people from our neighboring communities. 
The Stop the Bleed workshop is this Friday (August 7th) at 6:00 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. Mask-wearing and social distancing guidelines will be followed. No one will be allowed in without a mask -- one will be provided to those who don't have them.

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 hope to see you there!

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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