We Need You!

Photo by Curt Livingston, 2004

The Crystal Lakes Volunteer Fire Department is always looking for new firefighters and special duty responders.  You do not need previous firefighting experience or to be in top physical condition to help.  You also do not need to be on the mountain all the time. 


Firefighters are expected to attend trainings (about six hours per month) and fire department meetings, and to answer emergency calls when they are on the mountain. They are also asked to help out with our community and fund-raising activities. Firefighters who serve ten or more years in good standing (attending thirty-six or more hours of training per year) are eligible to receive a pension.


Special duty responders are expected to attend fire department meetings and any trainings which apply to them (between 10 and 30 hours each year, depending on the duties they choose to take on).  They are also expected to answer emergency calls when they are on the mountain.  Special duty responders are asked to help out with our community and fund-raising activities.


Please come to one of our department meetings (6:00 pm on the fourth Thursday of every month in the Fire Barn) to meet us and to see if joining the fire department is for you.  We recommend that all prospective volunteers read the department Rules & Regulations to give them a solid understanding of member expectations.  You can also contact an officer of the fire department for more information or email the Fire Chief directly at  Or, if you prefer, you can fill out the form below and a fire department member will contact you.

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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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