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Pinewood Springs Fire Protection District

Department Charter

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  coverage area includes sections of Larimer and Boulder Counties.

District Overview

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 volunteer 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 Operations Assistant Fire Chief.

The Captains delegate functional duties to the Lieutenants. 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.

Organizational chart of the Pinewood Springs Fire Protection District showing various roles and their hierarchy.