Fire Mitigation

Fire Mitigation in the Home Ignition Zone


Did you know that many of the most effective steps you can take to protect your home are no more arduous than yardwork?  Learn what you can do to increase the chances of your property surviving a wildfire. This class in fire mitigation was recorded at Crystal Lakes station on June 4, 2022. Watch the video below.

Note:  There's a video partway through the presentation that has a bad echo on it due to how we recorded the class. If you have difficulty understanding it, you can see the video by itself below.

Questions to frequently asked questions about mitigation will be answered below. If you don't see your question, please use our Contact Form to ask and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

CSU Larimer County Extension Office Wildfire Preparedness Presentation - This Estes Park presentation is similar to the one held in Crystal Lakes on Sept. 30, 2017. The information is substantially the same, although the local perspective offered by Fire Chief David Wolf, of Estes Park, is naturally focused on procedures in that area.

Wildfire Mitigation - Colorado State University




Defensible Space


Six Things You Can Do

For more mitigation information and advice, click here.



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:

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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:

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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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