Address Signs

We can't help you if we can't find you.


As every Crystal Lakes property owner is aware, finding an unfamiliar lot can be difficult up here.  It becomes even harder in the dark. Clear and visible signs can make all the difference to our ability to find you.  To that end, Crystal Lakes Volunteer Fire Department asks that every property owner get a fire department address sign. These red and white signs are highly reflective and are instrumental in helping the department locate your property in the event of an emergency.  Signs cost $7 and may be purchased in the office at Basecamp (phone 970-881-2250 or email for more information).


Here are some guidelines when posting your address sign: 


  • Address signs should be posted at the end of the driveway and be easily visible from the road.  Your address sign should NOT be posted on your house, unless your house is so close to the road that the numbers are clearly visible from the road.
  • Signs should be posted between three and four feet off the ground.
  • Signs should not be obscured by trees or brush.
  • Signs should not be so low or so close to the road that they may be obscured by snow or damaged by snow plows.
  • Signs should face the most direct route to your property (the direction emergency vehicles are most likely to be coming from).  If there is more than one direction from which your property can easily be approached, it would be best to post two signs. If only one sign is posted, it should be posted parallel to the road, rather than being angled one direction or the other.


Minutes can make the difference in an emergency.




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:

MP3 audio file [163.5 KB]

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:

MP3 audio file [168.6 KB]

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)


Click here for a map.

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!


CL FIRES is dedicated to education, planning, and support in the areas of fire prevention and safety, wildland fire mitigation, and personal safety in the greater Crystal Lakes Community of Larimer County, Colorado.


Click here to join.

Print | Sitemap
© Crystal Lakes Fire Protection District