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Rattlesnake Fire Protection District
The Rattlesnake Fire Protection District (RFPD) was established in 1983 and provides fire and emergency medical services to the citizens of North West Elbert County, Colorado. The Rattlesnake Fire Protection District covers 66 square miles with 2 full time staff / 7 part time and 45 volunteers with 4 stations and training facility. Rattlesnake Fire is also very proud to say that we qualify for an ISO 5 designation, saving its citizens on fire insurance.
Elbert County Press Release
On September 14, 2012 there was an executive order signed by Elbert County Sheriff Shayne Heap, allowing the burn restriction ordinance reduced to Stage 2. Stage 2 remains restrictive and all burning must be pre approved by permit with your local fire department.
STAGE II:Prohibited Activities:
Open burning Outdoor smoking, excepting smoking within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site, or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable materials. The sale or use of fireworks. Use of educational rockets. Charcoal grill fires, fires in approved portable exterior fireplaces, and outdoor welding or hot work is permited. Seasonal changes have reduced the extreme fire danger and moisture statistics have brought values to stage 2 levels. All burning must be pre approved with your local fire district to include portable approved exterior fireplaces. Fire danger is still present in some areas and fire authorities may approve or decline permitted requests based on specific areas in their districts. Rattlesnake Fire will issue burn permits as the weather conditions improve. If you would like a burn permit contact the Rattlesnake Fire Protection District at least 5 business days prior to the date you would like to burn.
All fireworks are banned and there is a zero tolerance for use in Elbert County. Violating the burn ban or use of fireworks may result in a citation with fines range from one hundred dollars ($100.00) to one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) plus a ten dollar ($10.00) surcharge.
Safety crews remind everyone that we must be careful during dangerous wildfire days and use added precaution in Summer and Fall. The mixture for dangerous fire weather includes high temperatures, low humidity, and heavy winds. Be sure to sign up for reverse notification on Code Red to receive critical messages to your home telephone, cellular telephone and email or text in the event you are ever needed to evacuate during wildfires. You can find the link at www.elbertcounty-co.gov titled "Code Red" located on the left side of the screen. Be sure to follow Emergency Management on Facebook and Twitter for links and information to all the available information outlets. For more information on what is allowed and what is banned go to www.elbertcounty-co.gov/dept_emergency.php
Need a tax deduction?Maybe you just want to see your car cut to pieces and lit on fire? WE ARE LOOKING FOR CARS FOR DONATION!! If you have a vehicle you don't want (running or not) we will use it for training. All submitted vehicles need to have the title. If interested in donating a vehicle, please call the station for more information.
The mission of the Rattlesnake Fire Protection District is to mitigate our customers' fire and medical emergencies with competence and compassion; and to educate our residents through comprehensive prevention programs.
Letter from the Chiefs
The members of the Rattlesnake Fire Protection District proudly serve the citizens of North West Elbert County with dedication and professionalism. Day or night, in good weather or in bad, the volunteers who comprise your Rattlesnake Fire Department are always ready to respond rapidly to a variety of emergencies whether it be fire, medical, traffic accidents, hazardous materials, or a citizen in need of assistance. The members of the Rattlesnake Fire do an average of 16 hours a month in training to train the new recruits and to keep the rest sharp and ready for the next emergency call. We are very proud of their efforts, and as the Fire Chiefs we will do our best to ensure that this agency continues to meet and exceed expectations.
This web site will allow you, the citizen's of North West Elbert County, access to information such as fire season warnings, upcoming activities, community education, and volunteer recruitment information. Anyone interested in volunteering with Rattlesnake Fire and giving back to your community please feel free to contact us or stop by and pay us a visit. We appreciate your continued interest & support is Rattlesnake Fire. If you have any questions or comments about our organization and / or services feel free to give us a call at 303-841-8111.
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