The Firefighters

Mountain areas our brave volunteers cover

Event proceeds to benefit the local mountain fire departments from Elk Creek, Evergreen, Indian Hills, Inter Canyon, North Fork & Platte Canyon.

 

This mountain area is located approximately twenty miles west of Denver, Colorado.

 

Terrain is above 7,500 feet above sea level and includes the communities of Bailey, Pine, Evergreen, Conifer, Kittredge and Morrison.

Elk Creek Volunteer Fire Department

Elk Creek Fire Department has 70 volunteers on its staff. Roughly 6,500 homeowners (or 98 square miles of land) are covered by the Elk Creek Fire Protection District. This department responds to about 1,100 calls per year. Money received from the community will be used to address purchases that tax dollars do not cover, such as special fire resistant clothing, boots, wildland tools, and other fire apparatuses. More at ElkCreekFire.org.

Evergreen Volunteer Fire Department

With 100 volunteers on its staff, Evergreen Fire Department covers thousands of homeowners and 121 square miles of land known as the Evergreen Fire Protection District. This department responds to about 1,800 calls per year. Money received from the community will be used to address purchases that tax dollars do not cover, such as special fire resistant clothing, boots, wildland tools, and other firefighting apparatus. More at EvergreenFireRescue.com.

Indian Hills Volunteer Fire Department

Indian Hills Fire Department has 40 volunteers on its staff. Roughly 750 homeowners (or 12 square miles of land) are covered by the Indian Hills Fire Protection District. This department responds to about 225 calls per year. Money received from the community will be used to address purchases that tax dollars do not cover, such as new and improved fire fighting equipment, clothing, computers, an SCBA Cascade System (fills oxygen tanks for fire fighters), and other fire apparatuses.  More at www.ihfr.org.

Inter-Canyon Volunteer Fire Department

Inter-Canyon Fire Department has 61 volunteers on its staff. Roughly 50 square miles of land are covered by the Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District. This department responds to approximately 350 calls per year, of which about 80% are rescue calls. Money received from the community will be used to address purchases that tax dollars do not cover, such as cardiac monitors, a remodel of Station 3 on Hwy 285, a new radio system, replacing all the mobile radios in all 16 trucks/ambulances, personal radios, new pagers and chargers for all 61 members, portable radios for officers and senior members on the department, updating old bunker gear, fire equipment, rescue equipment and funding training opportunities. More at www.intercanyonfire.org.

North Fork Volunteer Fire Department

North Fork Fire Department has 29 volunteers on its staff. Roughly 530 homeowners (or 302 square miles of land) are covered by the North Fork Fire Protection District. This department responds to approximately 165 calls per year. Money received from the community will be used to address purchases that tax dollars do not cover, such as special fire-resistant clothing, boots, wildland tools, and other fire apparatus. More at www.northforkfire.org.

Platte Canyon Volunteer Fire Department

Platte Canyon Fire Department has 55 volunteers on its staff who receive 36 hours of training each year. Roughly 9,500 homeowners (and 280 square miles of land) are covered by the Platte Canyon Fire Protection District. This department responds to about 800 calls per year. Money received from the community will be used to address purchases that tax dollars do not cover, such as special fire-resistant clothing, boots, wildland tools, and other fire apparatus. More at www.plattecanyonfire.com.

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Evergreen, CO 80437

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