Crystal Lakes Fire Protection District

The Crystal Lakes Fire Protection District (CLFPD) covers an area approximately 4,800 acres (click here for a map).  Located in the Roosevelt National Forest fifty miles northwest of Fort Collins, the boundaries for the district are the same as the boundaries for the Crystal Lakes Water and Sewer Association.  The vegetation at this elevation (8,000 to 9,500 feet) ranges from grassy meadows to stands of aspen and pines and there are several lakes in the area.  The community is comprised of more than 600 cabins and residences on 1,700 lots, a community center and seasonal restaurant, a small mountain resort (Beaver Meadows and associated land), and approximately 95 miles of unpaved roads.  


The Crystal Lakes Volunteer Fire Department's (CLVFD) Insurance Services Office (ISO) rating is 9.  They respond to all fire, rescue, and Emergency medical Services (EMS) calls within the district and they have mutual aid agreements with all surrounding fire departments including Red Feather Lakes, Glacier View, Livermore, Larimer County EMS, Forest Service, etc.  They also contract ambulance services with the Red Feather Lakes Volunteer Fire Department (RFLVFD) on an annual basis.  The all-volunteer staff of the CLVFD provide 24 hour coverage for any and all emergencies.  The equipment is located at 237 Blackfoot Road.  The District is very active in the community with fire prevention, public education, fund raising, and other community events.  The personnel of the District remain committed to meeting the life safety needs of the community. 


An elected five person Board of Directors is responsible for guiding the department's overall direction.  They meet the third Thursday of every month at 7:00 p.m. in the Wapiti Room (see the Calendar of Events for more information).  These meetings are open to the public.  The Board of Directors are governed by the Special District Act, Title 32 of Colorado State Law.  Board members serve a term of 4 years, with special District elections held on the Tuesday succeeding the first Monday of May in every even-numbered years.

CLFPD Board of Directors


Dan Defibaugh


Vice President

Janet Sawyer


Shirla Race



Jim Kubichek


Donald Hass


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Election Notice

Notice of Cancellation 2016.pdf
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DEO Official Cancellation.pdf
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Special District Transparency Notice

2018 DOLA Transparancy.pdf
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2017 Transparency Notice.pdf
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2016 Transparency Notice.pdf
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2018 Budget
2018 Budget.pdf
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2018 preliminary Budget -Sept 2017.pdf
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Previous Budgets

2011-2017 Budgets.pdf
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Board Meeting Minutes

The minutes will be posted as soon as they are approved.

Previous Board Meeting Minutes

Board Meetings 2017.pdf
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Board Meetings 2016.pdf
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Board Meetings 2015.pdf
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Board Meetings 2014.pdf
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Board Meetings 2013.pdf
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Board Meetings 2012.pdf
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Board Meetings for 2011.pdf
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Board Meetings for 2010.pdf
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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) -- 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)


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.


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