In the event of an emergency, fire or medical, you should ALWAYS dial 911 and provide your detailed location and type of incident to the 911 operator. By doing so, you are ensured of an expedient response from trained volunteers and professionals. Not only will our local fire department be responding, but also the 911 dispatcher will be simultaneously dispatching Estes Park Ambulance and mutual aid tones to Big Elk Meadows and Lyons. In critical situations, time is of the utmost importance. By following theses procedures, you will receive the best response and professional care.
During fall and winter months we start using our furnaces again after the long summer break. Each year residents should have there furnaces and water heater pilot lights check and cleaned by a professional. Should you detect any odors of gas in your home, leave the house immediately! Once outside call 911. Our local fire department will be dispatched and can test the CO2 levels in your home. If required, we can contact the appropriate service provider in your area to repair the source problem prior to your re-entry.
Local Open Flame Policy
Mountain living always presents a greater possibility of wild fires. Please familiarize yourself with the Pinewood Spring Fire Protection District’s open flame policy designed to keep our community safe from human-caused fires and help us all enjoy our mountain environment responsibly.
Chimney Maintenance – Each year our fire department responds to chimney fires more than once. You should make it a habit to have your chimney’s cleaned each fall prior to use. A chimney sweep is much less expensive than a fire or smoke damage. Pay specific attention when you first fire up your stoves an check all connection points for leaks and pay attention to poor drafting. This may be an indication of blockage somewhere in the pipes.