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

no firesUPDATE! Stage 1 Fire Restriction in Effect Beginning 9/24/2015
The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office has implemented Stage 1 Fire Restrictions throughout Jefferson County, beginning on 9/24/2015 at 5:00 pm.

Fire 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. 

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:

SlashJefferson County Expanded its Slash Collection Program for 2015
Due to the successful addition of 4 slash sites in the fall of 2014, the JeffCo Board of County Commissioners approved a county-wide expanded slash collection program for 2015. Slash is debris from nature, such as tree limbs, prunings and pine needles
. Removing slash and creating a defensible space around your home is the first line of defense against wildfires. This is not only important for your property, but it also means being a good neighbor by reducing potential hazards for the entire community.

For some additional tips on how to protect your home and property, please visit or download the following PDF document called: "Ready, Set, Go - Your Personal Wildfire Action Plan", provided by the Colorado State Fire Chief's Association and the Fire Marshall's Association of Colorado.

Remaining 2015 Slash Collection Dates


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 2016-2017 Foothills Fire Academy!

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:

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:


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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