The Pinewood Springs Fire Protection District is a volunteer tax-based entity that provides services to the community of Pinewood Springs and Estes Park Estates, the adjacent National Forest areas, and the US Highway 36 corridor.
The diagram below illustrates the organizational flow of the PSFPD and depicts how it is managed, and operated. The Fire Board of Directors consists of Pinewood Springs community members. All financial decisions are determined by the Board and/or are delegated to Department officers who manage routine supply purchases and reporting. The Fire Chief and Assistant Chief have equal authority and serve as backup to each other; they are supported by the Battalion Fire Chief who oversees operations.
The Captains delegate functional duties to the Lieutenants. Each Lieutenant is assigned to a specific vehicle apparatus which is their chief responsibility. All Incident Command during response flows as depicted below starting with the Fire Chief. All Officers/Fire Fighters are trained in “Incident Command System” and capable of adhering to the command structure. All report back through the chain of command.