Foothills Fire Protection District

Jefferson County Colorado | NFPA | Homeland Security

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District ISO Rating 4/5



Team Motto

One Mission: To Protect and Serve

One Challenge:
To Respond Quickly, Safely and Effectively

One Team:
Dedicated to serve with Pride, Professionalism, Tradition and Courage

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide protection for life and property within the district; respond in a quick, safe and effective manner; and serve with pride, professionalism, tradition and courage.

The District will cooperate with other Jefferson County fire protection and law enforcement agencies in their own similar management efforts, recognizing that extreme situations will arise from time to time where the assistance of other jurisdictions will be indispensable.

We will complement Highland Rescue Team Ambulance District’s emergency medical response services to District residents with a capable and reliable staff of qualified EMTs and first responders.

Current News

PancakesCome Join Us for Our Annual Pancake Breakfast!
Join us for the upcoming Foothills Fire & Rescue Annual Pancake Breakfast on SUNDAY - JUNE 7th from 7:00 - 11:00 a.m. at the Lookout Mountain Fire Station (67 So. Lookout Mountain Road). We will be serving pancakes and sausage, giving fire truck rides, holding a silent auction and providing activities for the whole family! Talk to the Chiefs and the firefighters about the fire department, where it is headed, and how you can help!

The annual Pancake Breakfast is always held on the first Sunday of June. The auxiliary coordinates and runs the breakfast with assistance from the firefighters and various community members.  If you would like to volunteer to help or to donate auction items this year please coordinate with Chief Zoril at (303) 526-0707 or or Auxiliary President, Rhonda Cameron at (303) 374-1077, (303) 601-5596 or

Each year the auxiliary donates proceeds to the department members or the general fund for necessary equipment, personal gear,or other items deemed appropriate by auxiliary leadership.  The auxiliary is instrumental in supporting the fire department as it also helps with rehab at fires for long scenes by providing food and support to firefighters.

For a larger PDF version of the 2014 Pancake Breakfast flyer, click here.


Colorado State Forest ServiceWildfire Mitigation Landowner Grant Available
The Colorado State Forest Service is offering a Forest Restoration Grant that Foothills Fire community members are qualified to receive. Our district does have the mandatory CSFS approved Community Wildfire Protection Plan in place, which enables landowners to apply and potentially receive direct grant assistant; with no fire department involvement required.

The following is an excerpt from the grant description:  "Projects must be located in communities with a CSFS approved Community Wildfire Protection Plan. The state can fund up to 60 percent of each awarded project; grant recipients are required to match at least 40 percent of the total project cost through cash or in-kind contributions, which can include federal funds."

Interested landowners will need to fill out their own applications and submit them directly to the Colorado State Forest Service. The deadline for applications is April 23, 2015.

For more information about the grant, please click on the following link:

Home Hazards“Watch Out!  Hazards in the Home” Safety Information
Keeping your home safe and hazard free is one of the best ways to protect yourself and your family. We have included five surprising dangers that lurk in your home that you may never suspect. Watch out for these to ensure you don’t fall victim to the deadly consequences of poisoning and unintentional injury.

For a 1 page PDF summary of key home hazards to watch out for, click here...

For more detailed information about home hazards, please visit the following website at:

Smart911Sign Up with Smart911
Smart911 is a free service that allows citizens across the U.S. to create a Safety Profile for their household that includes any information they want 9-1-1 to have in the event of an emergency. Critical information such as family members, bedroom locations, utility shut off information, pet information, etc. At a time when seconds count, being able to provide 9-1-1 with all details that could impact response the second an emergency call is placed could be the difference between life and death. For more information and to sign up with Smart911, visit their website at:

Colo Wildfire Risk PortalColorado Wildfire Risk Assessment Portal - Are you at Risk?
Wildland fires continue to threaten people and property across Colorado. Continued population growth into wildland-urban interface areas and an increasing frequency of elevated fire weather conditions present major challenges to Colorado residents. Heightened awareness of wildfire risk, prevention and mitigation are becoming increasingly important to ensure safety. The Colorado Wildfire Risk Assessment Portal provides access to information that describes wildland fire risk statewide. To find out up-to-date information about the risk of wildland fires in our community, click here...

Firefighter HelpVolunteers Needed!
Foothills Fire & Rescue is a combination department comprised of full-time and volunteer firefighters. The department accepts applications year-round for volunteer firefighters to join our team! If you would like more information about the benefits of membership, and/or how to apply, click here... For additional information, contact Recruitment Coordinator, Pati Stajcar, at We are now accepting applications for the 2015-2016 Foothills Fire Academy!

lockCodes and Keys Requested
Residents of Foothills Fire & Protection District: The fire department would like to know if you or your community has a key-pad gate, and if so, what the code is.  A lot of our gate already have Knox access, but we would like to have the key pad codes for back-up.  For your information, a knox lock is accessed by keys that are only held by the fire department. Please email Brian Zoril with the information at:

no firesFire Season Information - Learn What's Legal in Each Restriction Level
Due to the geographic makeup of our district, widlfire is always a big concern. With Summer upon us, the threat of wildfire is much greater. Warm and windy days can quickly lower the fuel moisture content of trees and grasses, making them susceptible to ignition. 

Currently, the Foothills Fire district is under no restrictions from the JeffCo Sheriff's office. Please continue to check back for updates and/or changes.

The Jefferson County Sheriff's department has developed information sheets that contain language, definitions and photographs of items that are restricted in either a Stage 1 (Fire Restriction) or Stage 2 (Fire Ban). To better understand what is considered a legal burn, (including fire pits, campfires, etc.) see the links below for more details:

- Stage 1 (Fire Restriction) Picture Dictionary
; Stage 1 (Fire Restriction) Detailed Information Document
- Stage 2 (Fire Ban) Picture Dictionary; Stage 2 (Fire Ban) Detailed Information Document

Recreational Fires
Certain types of recreational fires are allowed when the district isn't under any restrictions. Please refer the following documents (PDFs) for detailed guidelines concerning recreational fires:

- Recreational Fire Information
- Recreational Fire Specifications

For additional fire restriction or fire ban information, firework regulations, burn permit information or to report a firework violation, please visit the JeffCo Sheriff's website at:

Contact Information

EMERGENCY: Business Office Hours:

Saturday - Monday:
Tuesday & Friday:
Wednesday & Thursday:

7 am - 3 pm
9 am - 6 pm

7 am - 6 pm

Non-Emergency: Address:

(303) 526-0707

28812 Rainbow Hill Road,
Evergreen CO 80439


(303) 526-2225

Key Personnel

Brian Zoril - Fire Chief
Team Collage

(303) 526-0707
(303) 900-8675

Dave Stajcar - Fleet Officer

(303) 526-0707
(303) 916-8928

Julia Kalish - Training Officer

(303) 526-0707
(303) 828-8802

Jill Inman - Executive Assistant

(303) 526-0707

Pati Stajcar - Recruitment Coordinator

(303) 526-1099

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