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
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.
Foothills Fire Greatly Improves it's ISO Rating!
Foothills Fire Protection District just completed our ISO performance audit. ISO evaluates the ability of a fire department to provide structure fire response. Ratings are from 1 (the best) to a 10 (not recognized as a fire department).
We are proud to announce that we are now an ISO Class 3 fire department! We couldn't have accomplished this without the dedication of our volunteers and the support of our community. Please be sure to inform your insurance provider at renewal time of this new rating. It should help you save money on homeowners insurance!
UPDATE! A Stage 2 Fire Ban is Now In Effect for all of Jefferson County
Jefferson County, CO - Effective at 12:00 p.m., July 13, 2017, the Jefferson County Sheriff will enact a Stage 2 Fire Ban for all unincorporated Jefferson County. The fire ban is being enacted due to current dry conditions favorable for the possibility of a wildfire, and limited availability of fire control resources. For 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: http://jeffco.us/sheriff/community/fire-restrictions-and-bans/
Fire Season Information - Learn What's Legal in Each Restriction Level
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
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:
To be alerted (via email) to changes in the fire restrictions and bans, please click on the following link: Jeffco Fire Restrictions and Bans Alert Email List.
Colorado National Forest Fire Information
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 email@example.com. We are now accepting applications for the 2017-2018 Foothills Fire Academy!
New VHF High Band Radio System
Since 2012, Foothills has been studying and evaluating both the benefits and drawbacks to transitioning to a high band radio system. After a thorough review, we have decided to move forward with the implementation and funding of our own high band radio system and network. We truly feel that this move is in the best interests of our community and of the fire department.
We have received generous donations from neighboring agencies in the form of radio-repeater equipment, and also received $250,000 in Homeland Security grant money to equip every member and truck with a modern high band radio. The construction of our radio network is the final step in this project. The total cost is anticipated to be $150,000 and paid for by capital reserve fund.
The main benefits of this switch are:
- Increased interoperability
- Better radio coverage
- Lower cost equipment and infrastructure
- Upgrades as needed, not as mandated by a larger agency
- No future fees for service
- System stability
- Coverage for our entire service area, including Genesee (see coverage maps)
For more detailed documentation about the upcoming VHF High Band Radio System, click here...
Evergreen Fire Department Takes Over Dispatch Services to FFPD
Due to various issues with Jeffco Dispatch, the decision was made by FFPD to transition dispatch services in early 2014 to Evergreen Dispatch. This decision was also backed up by a 2013 Audit done for the Jefferson County Emergency Communications Authority (JCECA), which also recommended that all mountain fire departments should eventually transition to Evergreen’s dispatching system. Board members involved in the discussions with JCECA were successful in procuring funding from the 911 Commission to enable all the mountain departments to switch together. Funding was approved for a 5-year transition period of declining coverage. (i.e. 100%-Year 1, 75%-Year 2, 50%-Year 3, etc.)
To read more about the transition to Evergreen Dispatch, click here...
Setting Up a Medical ID and/or ICE (In Case of Emergency) on Your Smart Phone Could Help Save Your Life
While no one ever wants a medical emergency to occur within their family, being prepared can avoid a bad situation from becoming worse. Not having access to medical information, for instance, can be problematic, especially if you or your loved one requires immediate attention.
Today's smart phones offer a feature called Medical ID and/or ICE (In Case of Emergency) that will provide medical information about you that may be important in an emergency; such as who you are, any allergies or medical conditions you may have, and how to contact next of kin - all without having to unlock your phone.
As emergency service providers, we hope you'll never need to use this feature. However having timely access to vital information really helps increase our ability to provide top-notch, quality care.
For more information about setting up a Medical ID on your iPhone, click here...
For more information about setting up an ICE (In Case of Emergency) contact on your Samsung Galaxy, Droid Incredible or Nokia Lumia smart phone, click here...
2015 Public Safety Communications Subcommittee (PSCS) Annual Report
PSCS is a group formed by state resolution in 2014 to promote the sustainment of all emergency radio systems in Colorado, and includes control of all state funding toward emergency radio systems. membership in this group include individuals leading public safety organizations and state agencies, from all across Colorado. Brian Zoril, Foothills' own Fire Chief is an appointee on this committee.
As a result of legislation passed in 2013, a needs assessment and business plan was recently completed regarding statewide radio communications that determined Public Safety communications were at a crossroads; the current model was determined to be no longer sustaining the critical tools of governance and funding needed by the first responders of Colorado.
Sign 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: www.smart911.com
"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: www.safety.smart911.com/homehazards/
Codes 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
|EMERGENCY:||Business Office Hours:|
Saturday - Monday:
7 am - 3 pm
|28812 Rainbow Hill Road,
Evergreen CO 80439
|Brian Zoril - Fire Chief
|Dave Stajcar - Fleet Officer
|Julia Kalish - Training Officer|
|Jill Inman - Executive Assistant|
|Pati Stajcar - Recruitment Coordinator|