Poudre Canyon Fire Protection District
Stretching nearly 60 miles up the Poudre Canyon, our district encompasses nearly 90 square miles. Communities included in the district are Poudre Park, Poudre City or Rustic, Spencer Heights and the Manhattan Creek area.
We have approximately 30 volunteers who respond to emergencies such as wildland fires, structure fires, motor vehicle accidents, rafting and climbing accidents, and medical emergencies. These volunteers work out of four stations located in the communities above.
The district is a "Special District" governed by a five-member board of directors.
- 2021 Proposed Budget
Poudre Canyon Fire Protection District
Notice of 2021 Budget
(pursuant to 29-1-106)
The Board of Directors of the Poudre Canyon Fire Protection District has received the proposed budget for 2021 and will have a hearing to adopt the proposed budget before the regularly scheduled board meeting on Wednesday, November 11, 2020, at 6:30 pm at the Lower Poudre Canyon Community Center, 10234 Highway 14, Bellvue, CO. The proposed budget is available for inspection by the public at the link below.
It is posted at approved locations in the Poudre Canyon. Any interested elector may file objections to the proposed budget at any time prior to the final adoption of the budget by providing written notice to PO Box 370, Laporte, CO 80535.
Bette Blinde, Treasurer
- Cache la Poudre Fire & Emergency Group
Cache la Poudre Fire and Emergence Group Board of Directors Ralph Matzner (fundraising chair), Bette Blinde (treasurer), James Ingram, Becky McGraw (secretary), Ron Lonneman (president), and Brett Ridges.
Cache la Poudre Fire and Emergency Group, Inc., also known as CLPFEG, is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation that was formed solely to raise and provide resources on behalf of the Poudre Canyon Fire Protection District. This organization was established in 2001 by a group of canyon residents who deeply concerned by the ongoing struggle the fire district faced for funding. It is governed by a six-person board of directors and has been instrumental in obtaining funds to build a new Station 4.
- AirMedCare Network
Because our district is in a rural area of Colorado we often have to send critical patients to the hospital via helicopter.
You never know when a medical emergency will arise. But when it does, time and access to world-class patient care can mean everything. That’s why an AirMedCare Network membership is so important. If you or your family have a medical emergency, this alliance of affiliated air ambulance helicopters and airplanes provide medical transport, dramatically reducing travel time to an emergency treatment facility.
Becoming an AirMedCare Network member is a good way to support the health care needs of you, your family and your local community. AirMedCare membership base – the largest of its kind in the United States – helps us operate in areas where having a quick response to critical medical situations can save lives. For more information contact: www.AMCNRep.com/Amy-Scott.If you sign up please use the following codes:Enter GET code 150Enter Track code 13820
- 2020 Ballot Issue 6C
Ballot Issue 6C passed. There were 396 votes, 262 voted for this issue and 134 voted against it.
POUDRE CANYON FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT BALLOT ISSUE 6C:
IN ORDER TO SUSTAIN ADEQUATE FIRE, RESCUE, AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES, AND ONLY IN THE EVENT THAT THE RESIDENTIAL ASSESSMENT RATE IS REDUCED BELOW THE CURRENT RATE ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO SECTION 3 OF ARTICLE X OF THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION, SHALL THE POUDRE CANYON FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT (DISTRICT) BE PERMITTED TO ADJUST ITS PROPERTY TAX MILL LEVY TO OFFSET ANY RESULTING DECREASE IN REVENUE CAUSED BY THE REDUCTION OF THE RESIDENTIAL ASSESSMENT RATE; AND SHALL SUCH TAX PROCEEDS BE COLLECTED AND SPENT BY THE DISTRICT AS VOTER APPROVED REVENUE AND SPENDING CHANGES IN EACH YEAR, WITHOUT REGARD TO ANY CONSTITUTIONAL OR STATUTORY SPENDING OR REVENUE LIMITATIONS CONTAINED IN ARTICLE X, SECTION 20 OF THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION AND SECTION 29-1-301, COLORADO REVISED STATUTES?
A “Yes” vote on issue 6C will secure long term financial sustainability for the Poudre Canyon Fire Protection District. The Fire District provides critical fire protection, rescue, emergency medical, and community outreach services to its residents. A “Yes” vote on Issue 6C is not a property tax increase, issue 6C stabilizes the current residential assessment rate in order to protect the Fire District’s current sources of revenue. The Fire District has proven to be a responsible steward of taxpayer funds while still providing exceptional service to the community. A “Yes” vote on issue 6C will provide the District the financial means to operationally meet the growing demand for emergency services and maintain the level of service the community has come to expect.
Here is a link to a video that explains the problem and why we choose to de-Gallagher through this ballot measure: Video Link
- Cameron Peak Fire