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8/29/22 - Larimer County Fire Restrictions - LIFTED

Per Chief Knox - GVFPD 

Larimer County Fire Restriction expired 8/29/2022

Please continue to be fire safe and keep your campfires supervised at all times. Thank you!

 

LARIMER COUNTY EXTENDS FIRE RESTRICTIONS

On recommendation by the Larimer County Sheriff, the Board of Larimer County Commissioners at their regular Administrative Matters meeting today voted 2-0 to extend the fire restrictions currently in effect in unincorporated Larimer County.

The restrictions have been extended since the danger of wildfire, forest, and grass fires are high due to above-normal temperatures, lightning strikes, and windy, dry conditions.

As of 12:01 p.m. July 29, 2022 restrictions on open fires for the unincorporated portions of Larimer County are extended and stay in effect until 12:01 p.m. Aug. 29, 2022. Also in effect are restrictions on the use of fireworks, combustible devices, public firework displays, and incendiary devices. This is not a fire ban.

 

Restricted today:

·  Open fires, including camp or cooking fires

·  Smoking in the open is not allowed, including on trails, parks, and open spaces.

·  Fireworks or firework displays.

·  Incendiary devices including sky lanterns, exploding ammunition, exploding targets, and tracer ammunition.

·  Welding

 

Not Restricted:

·  Contained open fires in permanently constructed stationary masonry or metal fireplaces specifically designed for the purpose of combustion.

·  Gas or Liquid Fueled Fires fueled by bottled gas or pressurized liquid shall include but are not limited to portable heaters, cooking stoves, heating stoves, hiking/camping stoves, grills, fire pits, fireplaces, etc.

·  The use of an internal or external combustion engine with a spark arresting device properly installed, maintained, and in effective working order and meeting published standards.

·  Fireplaces or wood stoves located inside permanent structures.

·  Fires in commercially operated wood and/or charcoal-fired grills designed for cooking.

·  Charcoal-fired grills when used at a private residence and location on a non-combustible surface of at least ten feet in diameter.

·  Welding and other torch work within an enclosed building.

·  Outdoor welding and other torch work provided that:

·         The area where the welding or other torch work is to be performed is free of vegetation for at least thirty feet in all directions.

·         Wind speed is less than 10 mph.

·         There is sufficient fire suppressant immediately available to suppress any fire that may be started.

·  Fires in air curtain burners.

·  Public firework display approved by the appropriate Fire Department or Fire District.

 

The Sheriff may give limited exemptions from these restrictions based on his pre-approval and inspection.

Any person who knowingly violates the restrictions can be fined. The Ordinance for the Regulation of Open Burning in Unincorporated Larimer County can be found by clicking here: https://www.larimer.gov/sites/default/files/ordinance_concerning_the_restriction_of_open_fires_-_2022_final_04262022.pdf

 

 

 

 

As of noon (Wednesday, June 29th), Larimer County will be under fire restrictions.

The County Board of Commissioners has voted to instate fire restrictions starting tomorrow, which will be in effect until noon July 29th unless extended or ended early. The restrictions forbid uncontained open fires, the use of combustible devices, and fireworks (which, to be clear, are always illegal for private citizens to use in our area). I don't know yet whether the public fireworks in Red Feather will still be held as planned but expect a decision will be announced soon. Note: if the fireworks do proceed, a number of fire departments attend every year with brush trucks and water tenders to patrol the fall zone and make sure the display is as safe as possible.

Per the resolution, this means:

The following are not permitted:

·  Open fires, including camp or cooking fires.

·  Fireworks or firework displays.

·  Incendiary devices including sky lanterns, exploding ammunition, exploding targets, and tracer ammunition.

·  Welding or operating or operating acetylene or other torches with open flames.

The following are still allowed:

·  Contained open fires in permanently constructed stationary masonry or metal fireplaces specifically designed for the purpose of combustion.

·  Fireplaces or wood stoves located inside permanent structures.

·  Fires in commercially operated wood and/or charcoal fired grills designed for cooking.

·  Fires such as those in camp stoves and grills using gas or pressurized liquid.

·  Welding and other torch work within an enclosed building.

The full text of the resolution is available here: 06-28-22 Larimer County Fire Restrictions Resolution

 

Thanks and be safe!

 

 

6-22-2022 GVFPD FIREWISE EVENT

   

 

 

 

 6/17  UPDATE - Larimer County Fire Restrictions

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (June 16, 2022) – Due to the forecast of continuing dry, warm conditions and other environmental factors, the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests’ Clear Creek, Boulder and Canyon Lakes ranger districts have enacted Stage 1 fire restrictions effective at 12:01 a.m., June 16. Stage 1 fire restrictions limit where and what type of fires visitors can have and are in effect until July 15, 2022.

The following is PROHIBITED under Stage 1 Fire Restrictions:

·  Igniting, building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire (including fires fueled by charcoal or briquettes) outside of a permanent metal or concrete fire pit or grate that the Forest Service has installed and maintained at its developed recreation sites (campgrounds and picnic areas).

·  Smoking, except in 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.

·  Operating a chainsaw without an effective and properly installed spark arrestor, a fire extinguisher kept with the operator, and a shovel.

·  Blasting, welding, or operating a torch with an open flame without being in a cleared area of at least 10 feet in diameter and having a fire extinguisher kept with the operator.

·  Fireworks are always prohibited on National Forest System lands.

Violation of Stage 1 fire restrictions could result in a maximum fine of $5,000 for an individual or $10,000 for an organization, or imprisonment for more than six months, or both. If responsible for causing a wildfire, one could be held accountable for suppression costs of that fire.

The Forests and communities are still recovering from the wildfires of 2020 and if the predictions are correct we could face another challenging summer. Do your part to reduce human-caused wildfires and follow all fire restrictions.

Be sure to visit the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee National Grassland’s Know Before You Go page to see fire restrictions order and map and other useful information to help plan your trip.

 

 

 

5/12 Larimer County Fire Restrictions have been lifted BUT ARE STILL IN PLACE for the Roosevelt and Arapaho National Forest.

Please monitor the Larimer County Fire Restrictions on their site www.larimer.org or type in Larimer County fire restrictions 2022

National forest restrictions can be found at www.fs.usda.gov under fire restriction on the right side of the page.

5/12 RED FLAG WARNING - From Larimer County

A Red Flag Warning is in effect Thursday from 9 am to 9 pm in Larimer County for areas below 9,000ft.

* Winds...Southwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 60 mph.

* Relative Humidity...As low as 7 percent.

 

Larimer County Fire Restrictions 4/27 - 5/11

Please follow your HOA's containment fire pit rules and regulation.

Be fire aware and be safe!

 

National Forests along northern Front Range enter fire restrictions

Release Date: Apr 22, 2022 FORT COLLINS, Colo. (April 22, 2022) – Due to the forecast of continuing dry, warm conditions and recent wildfires, the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests’ Clear Creek, Boulder and Canyon Lakes ranger districts are enacting Stage 1 fire restrictions effective at noon Friday, April 22. Stage 1 fire restrictions limit where and what type of fires visitors can have and remain in place until rescinded. The following is PROHIBITED under Stage 1 Fire Restrictions:Igniting, building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire (including fires fueled by charcoal or briquettes) outside of a permanent metal or concrete fire pit or grate that the Forest Service has installed and maintained at its developed recreation sites (campgrounds and picnic areas)Smoking, except in 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.Operating a chainsaw without an effective and properly installed spark arrestor, a fire extinguisher kept with the operator, and a shovel.Blasting, welding, or operating a torch with an open flame without being in a cleared area of at least 10 feet in diameter and having a fire extinguisher kept with the operatorUsing an explosive. This includes but is not limited to fuses, blasting caps, fireworks, rockets, exploding targets, tracers, and incendiary ammunition. (Fireworks are always prohibited on National Forest lands). Violation of Stage 1 fire restrictions could result in a maximum fine of $5,000 for an individual or $10,000 for an organization, or imprisonment for more than six months, or both. If responsible for causing a wildfire, one could be held accountable for suppression costs of that fire. Be sure to visit the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests’ Know Before You Go page to see fire restriction orders and maps. 
  • Fire RestrictionsDate(s): Apr 22, 2022Fire Restrictions:No Dispersed Campfires! Stage 1 Fire Restrictions are in effect for National Forest areas along most of the Northern Front Range See Map Read RestrictionsExploding targets, tracer bullets, and fireworks are never allowed on National Forest System lands. Check our closure orders for areas that maintain year-round fire restrictions.

 

 

 

 

FRIDAY April 22-2022 RED FLAG WARNING

This message is from Larimer County Office of Emergency Management

The NWS has issued a red flag warning for extreme fire conditions from 11 am to 9 pm on Friday, 4/22 due to wind and low relative humidity for Larimer County from 9,000 feet elevation and below. 

Winds will become strong late morning into early afternoon Friday, and then remain strong though the early evening hours. Humidities will plunge during this time as well. 

Winds will be south 20-35 mph with gusts up to 45-60 mph, with relative humidity 7 to 10 percent. 

Any fire that starts will have the potential to spread rapidly, and would be difficult if not impossible to control. Avoid any and all outdoor activities that may produce a spark and start a fast moving and potentially destructive wildfire.

 

4-20-2022 RED FLAG WARNING

Red Flag Warning is posted for below 6000' and the eastern part of the fire district will experience high winds.

Any fire that develops will have the potential to spread rapidly. Outdoor burning should be avoided, as well as any activity that may produce a spark and start a fast moving wildfire.

 

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4-19-2022 RED FLAG WARNING

The NWS has issued a Red Flag warning for Larimer County for elevations below 6000-9000 feet from 1200 hours until 2000 hours today, 4/19, due to wind and low relative humidity.

Winds are SW 10-25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

Relative humidity as low as 10%.

Any fire that develops will have the potential to spread rapidly. Outdoor burning should be avoided, as well as any activity that may produce a spark and start a fast moving wildfire. 

PLEASE STAY ALERT AND USE CAUTION!!

 

 

4-14-2022 RED FLAG WARNING4-14-2022 RED FLAG WARNING

The NWS has issued a Red Flag Warning for Larimer County that is in effect until 1900 hours this evening (4/14) for high winds and low RH. Winds West 20-25mph with gusts to 30-35mph. RH 10-15%.

 

 

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 National Weather Service Announcement

4/7/2022 - The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Warning and a Red Flag Warning for the eastern areas of Larimer County today (4/7) from 0900 hours to 2000 hours. Critical fire weather conditions will redevelop by mid morning as winds increase. Winds north 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 65 mph. It will still be very dry despite relatively cool temperatures. Winds should subside somewhat Friday but dry and breezy conditions will persist. Saturday may be warmer and windier again.

PLEASE BE AWARE OF THE FIRE DANGER IN THE AREA!

 

Community Wildfire Protection Plan - CWPP - Community Presentation 

All Community Welcome to Attend! 

Ember Alliance will be presenting the Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) that is being prepared for Glacier View Fire Protection District. Please open the attached flyer for detailed information on date, time and location. A Zoom link is below if you are unable to make it in person.

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GVFD - Cheryl Franz is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: CWPP Meeting
Time: Apr 6, 2022 07:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)
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Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kblmrsmJ1B

 

 

FIRE DANGER AWARENESS

Please be aware that the fire danger in the Glacier View Fire Protection District is HIGH at this time.

Use caution when starting any equipment that could cause a potential spark.

Be considerate if smoking! Dispose of your cigarettes properly and DO NOT leave them on the ground.

Share this information with your visitors or contractors that come to the area and are unaware of the fire danger.

Thank you for your cooperation!

 

 

 

 

3/17/2022 - Notice of Planned Slash Pile Burning Operations - 

As the weather/smoke patterns look favorable for our area, GVFPD will be joining Larimer County of Emergency Services in the burning of some slash piles. Please note that there may be smoke visible in the area. The first planned date is set for Friday, March 18th.

 

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2/9/22 - A message from Assistant Chief Peter Henderson 

Slash pile burnings have now been turned over to the Larimer County Office of Emergency Services where there will be full time staff to lead the burn operations. We will ask constituents of the District to advise when the piles will be burned. Thank you for your patience and understanding in this matter for the safety of each of your communities and the GVFPD as a whole.

 

1/19/2022 -DUE TO CONCERNS OF THE RISK AND LIABILITY INVOLVING GVFPD in burning slash piles for the GVM HOA, the Board has voted to suspend any unnecessary burning within the fire district at this time.  

 

CANCELED 1/10/2022 -Notice of Planned Slash Pile Burning Operations

 

CONTACT:

Peter Henderson, Assistant Fire Chief of Wildland Fire Operations

Glacier View Fire Protection Dist.   phendersonfire@yahoo.com   970-402-4286

 

2022 Slash Pile Burning Planned for Glacier View Meadows:

The Glacier View Fire Protection District in cooperation with the Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control will be burning three community slash pile sites in the Glacier View Meadows subdivision during early spring 2022. Burning operations will occur as weather and snow conditions permit. Due to the size and number of piles, we expect burning operations to last several days.

Site #1: Mt. Parnassus at Green Mountain Drive

Site #2: Straw Ct at Haystack Dive

Site #3: Mt Moriah Rd

 

Burning will only be conducted under specific guidelines established by the Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control, including having adequate snow cover on the ground and acceptable weather forecasts that meet guidelines for safe and effective burning and adequate smoke dispersal.

 

The main objective of burning the slash pile sites is to reduce remaining woody fuels for the purpose of public safety. The existing community slash piles are a result of Glacier View Meadows HOA free community slash disposal program aimed to assist landowners reduce hazardous fuels in the wildland urban interface.

 

 Glacier View Fire Protection District works closely with partner agencies such as the Colorado Air  Pollution Control Division, Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control, Larimer County Sheriff’s         Department, and the Larimer County Department of Public Health in developing and implementing any pile burning project. Smoke may affect your health.

 

Visit https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/wood-smoke-and-health for additional health-related information or contact your doctor or other health professional.

 

 

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GVFPD STRATEGIC RESULTS 

Please review the results of the questionaire that was sent out to the community. We appreciate the responses and the information that was provided to the Board of Directors and Operations. We value your comments. If you have any further comments please feel free to contact us. Thank you!

GVFPD Strategic Survey Results November 16 2021.pdf

 

 

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Glacier View Fire Protection District (GVFPD) Strategic Survey:


The Glacier View Fire Protection District (GVFPD) provides fire, rescue, and emergency medical response for approximately 56 square miles in Northern Colorado.  Please follow the survey directions to help us grow your fire and emergency services response through active community engagement.
Directions: Thank you, as a GVFPD served homeowner for taking the time to provide your GVFPD Board of Directors and Fire Chief with your feedback regarding strategic planning and other related topics.
Please provide the answer that accurately reflects your current understanding of the topics related to GVFPD budget and planning questions by selecting the best answer from the lists provided:

 

Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DHMTKBG

Thank you for your participation - GVFPD

 

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Power Outage in the Red Feather Lakes Area Corridor

Poudre Valley REA will be upgrading transmission lines in your area in Red Feather Lakes. On October 14, there will be a temporary power outage beginning at 8 a.m. and lasting up to 8 hours.

Why?

To improve reliability and service to you, we are performing upgrades to transmission lines in your area.

What Can I Expect?

Our crews and contractors will be completing this work. You may see bucket trucks and line crews in your area. These system upgrades will cause a temporary service interruption beginning at 8 a.m. and lasting up to 8 hours. We encourage you to plan accordingly. Tips and resources for what to do before and during an outage can be found online at

pvrea.coop/storm-safety-tips.

This transmission work and outage are weather dependent. If we need to reschedule, we will communicate with affected members via phone call. Please make sure that we have up-to-date contact information for you.

 

 

 

 

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Dave Burk was appointed by the Board of Directors on July 12th to finish out the vacant seat on the Board which will be until the term ending 2022. The Board thanked Dave for his willingness and committment to the Glacier View Fire Protection District. The position was recently filled by Steve Switzer who had to resign due to health issues. Steve was thanked by the Board for his past several years of service and support to the fire department. 

 

OPEN SEAT on the BOARD OF DIRECTORS for GVFD

7-1-2021 - GVFD has a vacant seat on the Board of Directors. Please fill out a self nomination form and come introduce yourself at the July 12th Board Meeting. Contact the GVFD office Tuesday-Thursday 9AM-3PM for more information, 970-493-3353.

 

 

 

"The North 40 Mtn Alliance is starting up a transportation service in our area. We have a 13 passenger van and we are in the process of applying for grants. It would help us to know who would use the service, what they need the service for, and when they would use the service. If you can fill out the survey, it would help us to make the most of the grants and offer transportation service that works for you. Go to this link http://colostate.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_732SA5XK1Sxst3E

If you need assistance filling out the survey, you can call the library at 970-881-2664 or email Darlene at darlene@redfeatherlibrary.org

Transportation services we can provide with the van. 

1. The van drives people into Fort Collins for groceries, appointments, prescriptions

2. The van picks up groceries, prescriptions, supplies and delivers them to a central location or home delivery. 

3. The van does drops library books and materials off at a person's house and checks in on the person.

4. The van takes a group of people into Old Town to visit the stores, and /or walk or ride a bike on the trails. 

5. The van takes people into town for a social event like a movie or concert, etc.

 

Darlene Kilpatrick
Public Services Librarian
Programming Coordinator
Red Feather Lakes Community Library
PO Box 123, 71 Firehouse Lane
Red Feather Lakes, CO 80545
970-881-2664 (voice)
970-881-2836 (fax)
www.redfeatherlibrary.org
darlene@redfeatherlibrary.org
"This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer"

 

 

 

2021 Firewise Event Flyer w donors.pdf

 

 

COME JOIN THE FIREWISE EVENT !!

2021 Annual FIREWISE Event - July 10th, 10am-2pm

Glacier View Fire District will be hosting a community Firewise event Saturday, July 10th, from 10am-2pm.  Join us for this opportunity to learn how each of us can become further Firewise ready and protect our mountain homes from the devastation of a wildland fire.  

Representatives from the several professional organizations, as well as your local fire departments, will be available to answer questions and provide guidance on wildland fire preparedness.  We look forward to seeing you July 10th.             

 

We would like to acknowledge the folowing businesses for their generous donated items:

Home Depot

RFL Ace Hardware

Mishuaka

Fox Acres

The Forks

RFL Library

Foothills Fire Extinguisher

Tiger Tree.......................................................AND MORE!

KIDS Activities will be provided

LifeLine helicopter will be landing approximately 12:00 noon

Orville's will offer burritos - $5

Glacier Gals will provide cookies

 COVID-19 VACCINE CLINIC available

July 10th, 11-1 - during the Firewise Event

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8d1RP9C-F4

 

 

MONTHLY BOARD MEETINGS - Starting May 2021, ALL monthly Board Meetings will be in-person on the second Monday of every month. Please go to the Board Meetings for the current Agenda.

 

 

 

Subject: Northern Colorado Fireshed Collaborative webinar series

 
Daniel Bowker <daniel@poudrewatershed.org>
Megan Maiolo-Heath <megan@poudrewatershed.org>

Join us for an informative and interactive webinar series introducing the Northern Colorado Fireshed Collaborative (NCFC) and their work to make Northern Colorado forests resilient, protect communities and keep our water supplies reliable. This webinar series is free and open to anyone interested in the health of their forested watersheds and communities.
Webinar #1: Intro to the Northern Colorado Fireshed Collaborative - April 21 at 5:30pm
Panelists: Tony Cheng, Director - Colorado Forest Restoration Institute & Monte Williams, Forest Supervisor - U.S. Forest Service

What is a "fireshed"? Learn more about how landscape-scale collaboration around forest health is happening on the northern Front Range of Colorado.

To register for free visit: https://bit.ly/fireshed21

The Coalition for the Poudre River Watershed is a proud member of the Northern Colorado Fireshed Collaborative, a partnership of agencies dedicated to increasing the pace and scale of forest restoration by bringing fire back into our forest and watershed management toolbox.

For questions, please email Megan Maiolo-Heath at megan@poudrewatershed.org.

 

New GVFD Board Member

The Glacier View Fire Board would like to recognize Gordon Cummingham as the newly appointed Board member. Gordon will serve the remainder of the vacant term. The term will end in 2022. The Board members will take positions at the April 12th Board Meeting.