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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.

2022 Proposed Budget
Poudre Canyon Fire Protection District
Notice of 2022 Budget
(pursuant to 29-1-106)
The Board of Directors of the Poudre Canyon Fire Protection District has
received the proposed budget for 2022 and will have a hearing to adopt the
proposed budget before the regularly scheduled board meeting on
Wednesday, November 10, 2020, at 6:30 pm at the Lower Poudre Canyon
Community Center, 10234 Highway 14, Bellvue, CO. The proposed budget is
available for inspection at this link: 2022 Budget
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:
Poudre Canyon Fire Protection District
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 provides 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 150
Enter Track code 13820
Flooding Information

Flood Preparedness

Approximately 50% of the Cameron Peak burn scar is currently hydrophobic and will not absorb snowmelt or rain. With that in mind, there is a serious potential for flooding along the Poudre, its tributaries, and the dry washes that lead to it. Of particular concern to the County are the Laramie River Valley, Roaring Creek, Seven Mile Creek (Rustic), and the streams along the Pingree Park Road and Buckhorn Road. The Sheriff’s Office has added another level to the Voluntary and Mandatory Evacuation notices, the new level is LEAVE NOW. To get automated alerts for your area sign up and NOCO Alerts or text “FLOOD2021” to 888777. The dams at the big reservoirs are not felt to be at risk but may see long-term effects from silt deposits. If you feel your house is in danger of flooding from runoff events, sandbags will be available the week of May 8 at various locations in the canyon. Take what you need, but please bring any extras back for your neighbors to use. Roll-off dumpsters are planned to be located in the area for debris removal, and when the decision is finalized, their locations will be shown on the map. Map to Dumpsters

After a fire, flooding often occurs. Information about the national flood insurance program can be found at: https://www.floodsmart.gov
Clean-up After the Fire

1. Funding and assistance for private lands, roads, and property - the Long-Term Recovery Group has confirmed that they have both funding and volunteers that can help with private road damages from the fire, arranging contractors to help with household debris transport, and meet other financial needs. If you haven't already contacted them to determine what might be possible, please reach out at the following phone number: 970-232-1150

There were restrictions for federal assistance for some areas that are gated communities, but those restrictions do not apply for the Long-Term Recovery Group so please reach out.

2. Debris - Larimer County's debris contractor assessed the fire area and determined that moving trees to a mulching location will be difficult or impossible in some areas. Therefore, the county is changing the debris plan to chip the trees on site. Many property owners have actually requested this so I hope that it doesn't cause concern. The county will need Right of Entry permissions to conduct this work on private roads and lands so if you have not reviewed the form, please use the following link to sign or review. Right of Entry Form

This will be done for both roadway vegetative debris and stream debris. For those who have hazard trees in other places on their property, please contact the case management phone number above for volunteers who can help to remove those trees.  If the county does not have permission from the landowner, they will have to leave the debris as is and leave the hazard trees in place for that specific property. If you need the form mailed to you, please contact Lori Hodges, Director, Office of Emergency Management, W: 970-498-7147 | C: 303-656-3214 | hodgeslr@co.larimer.co.us.

3. Insurance Question on Right of Entry Form - If you have insurance to help with clean-up and debris efforts, you should use that first, and then other programs can be available for whatever remains. The county will not be seeking reimbursement from homeowners for the work we do in the fire area.

 

 

 

Ambulances and Lifeline Helicopter

Working Wildland Fire